MoLI is a fun and social environment for learners of all ages. MoLI works in collaboration with UCD Access & Lifelong Learning to provide a programme of activities and opportunities for adult learners at the museum.
Regular book clubs, evening literary discussions and weekend family workshops form a core component of our learning programme for both adults and children. With the current COVID-19 government restrictions, we have adapted our busy programme of daytime and evening lectures, interviews, and debates, for online broadcast to reach audiences that can’t come to the museum. By becoming a MoLI member, you can join our regular Director’s Book Club with our Director, Simon O’Connor, offering much conversation, lively discussion and guest authors.
We recognise that our volunteers make a significant and valuable contribution to MoLI. We aim for the relationship between MoLI and its volunteers to be mutually beneficial, and to have positive impacts on the lives of its volunteers. The museum is committed to providing rewarding and enriching volunteering opportunities. To find out more, visit our Volunteer page.
Resources for all ages
On our website, we have Bright Sparks Creative Bursts – writing and creativity prompts and games for children and families to do at home by award-winning children’s writer and children’s book champion Sarah Webb.
For teenage (and adult!) writers, we have NovelTeens – an online series of eight creative writing mini-masterclasses delivered by Irish YA authors, like Deirdre Sullivan, Darren Shan and Dave Rudden. We also have a NovelTeens podcast featuring interviews with Louise O’Neill, Sarah Maria Griffin and E.R. Murray on RadioMoLI.
Tune into RadioMoLI – our digital radio station for Irish literature. There is a wealth of educational and entertaining podcasts to dig into, beautiful stories and poetry, fascinating discussion and informative lectures. RadioMoLI’s Writer Presents series invites writers to produce a radio programme focussing on and exploring a chosen subject that is close to their heart.
Alan Gilsenan’s Ulysses | Film was specially commissioned by MoLI. It is a personal response to – and cinematic ‘reading’ of – James Joyce’s iconic novel. Fractured and poetic, reverent and irreverent, the film is a ragbag of sorts; a myriad of images and sounds emerging from the infinite wonders of Joyce’s imaginary world. You can watch it here.
You can learn all about one of the most important and influential figures of the American abolitionist movement by viewing our online exhibition on the writer and activist Frederick Douglass.
If you are interested in finding out more about MoLI’s Lifelong Learning programme, email [email protected].