Dun Laoghaire – Rathdown County Library are certainly innovative in their approach to promoting literacy. Next Saturday they present a unique opportunity to meet authors “in the flesh” – and in the open air – at Books in the Park, which will feature 10 well-known writers at a family fun day in Cabinteely Park.
In a further innovation, the Library will use this event to pilot the use of podcasting as a means of extending their reach in the community. The event will be recorded by the award-winning podcast company Edgecast Media, who will produce two programmes featuring highlights of the afternoon’s events, for distribution on the internet and playback on computers, iPods, or other mobile devices.
Both adult’s and children’s authors will take part in simultaneous events from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. Weather permitting these will be held outdoors, otherwise they will move indoors to Cabinteely House.
For the adults there is crime author Paul Carson, Jacinta McDevitt, Robert Dunbar, Sarah Webb and Marisa Mackle, while children will be entertained by Don Conroy, Joe O’Brien, Derek Landy (of The Skeleton Detective fame) Oisín McGann and Aisling O’Loughlin. There will also be face-painters, henna artists, magicans, jugglers and balloons for the young and young at heart! The fun starts at 2.30pm, and continues until 4.30pm. Admission is free and no booking is required. All welcome to this unique library event in the great outdoors!