Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Aoife’s To Read Music Books List

Hello again from Aoife in Newbridge library. As I love music and books, here is a post which combines the two. These four books are all ones I hope to get stuck into at some point this year.  Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen Synopsis In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed… Continue reading Aoife’s To Read Music Books List

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 6-10

Horrible Histories – The Awesome Egyptians

Author: Terry Deary Genre: Children’s Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Aoife, Newbridge library The Awesome Egyptians gives you some awful information about fabulous Pharaohs and poverty-stricken peasants – who lived an awesome 5,000 years ago! Find out why some pharaohs wore false beards and made revolting recipes for 3,000 year old sweets. History has never been so horrible! Each… Continue reading Horrible Histories – The Awesome Egyptians

Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Young Adult 12-15

Orla’s YA Book of the Month

Title: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole 13 3/4 Author:  Sue Townsend Genre: YA General Fiction Review: by Orla O’ Brien (Kildare Town Library) Synopsis: Meet Adrian Mole, a hapless teenager providing an unabashed, pimples-and-all glimpse into adolescent life. Writing candidly about his parents' marital troubles, the dog, his life as a tortured poet and 'misunderstood intellectual', Adrian's painfully honest… Continue reading Orla’s YA Book of the Month

Behind the Books, General Information

Cruinniú na nÓg- Saturday June 12th 2021

Tomorrow is the day - A day of free creativity for children and young people Ireland is the first, and only, country in the world to have a national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18. Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth Plan to enable the creative potential of… Continue reading Cruinniú na nÓg- Saturday June 12th 2021

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Young Adult Fiction Recommendations for PRIDE Month

Post by Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli   Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if… Continue reading Young Adult Fiction Recommendations for PRIDE Month

Educational

Encouraging your Child’s STEM learning at Home:  A ‘How To’ Panel Discussion

Tuesday, 15th June, 7pm, via ZoomThis event is being hosted by Kildare Library and Arts Service in partnership with the Maynooth University Department of Chemistry Parents have a key role to play in encouraging and harnessing their child’s natural curiosity around STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). However, many parents don’t know where to start… Continue reading Encouraging your Child’s STEM learning at Home:  A ‘How To’ Panel Discussion

General Information, Uncategorized

The County Kildare Decade of Commemorations 5th Irish Military Seminar

The County Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee are delighted to present the programme for the 5th Irish Military Seminar, taking place online from 8th to 19th June 2021. All events are free, with the full programme and booking details available on www.kildare.ie/ehistory  irish-military-seminar-2021-scheduleDownload Talks on a diverse range of topics including World War I, Garrison Towns, Military Archives, War… Continue reading The County Kildare Decade of Commemorations 5th Irish Military Seminar

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Birds of the Homeplace. The Lives of Ireland’s Familiar Birds

Author(s): Anthony McGeehan with Julian Wyllie Genre: Adult Non Fiction- Natural History Reviewed By: Adrian Foran, Mobile Library Service, Library HQ. Synopsis: Ireland is slowly becoming a country of nature and bird enthusiasts. Everyone has a space – gardens, farmland and oases of natural habitat – to enjoy everyday encounters with birds. Familiar the birds may be, but… Continue reading Birds of the Homeplace. The Lives of Ireland’s Familiar Birds

Keep Well Campaign, Let's Talk About Parenting

Let’s Talk About Parenting June 2021 Programmes Online

What is Let’s talk about Parenting? ’The ‘Let’s talk about Parenting’ Programme is a FREE series of talks and workshops for Parents and Professionals working with children and young people in County Kildare. The programme is provided by Kildare Library Service, is funded by Kildare County Council, and is supported by Kildare CYPSC and members… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Parenting June 2021 Programmes Online

Behind the Books

Maynooth Library Easter Writing Competition Runner Up Entry Ages 10-12

Maynooth Library hosted an Easter Holidays Creative Writing Competition for Ages 7-12 and was overwhelmed by the exceptional talent on display in the entries. The second place story in the 10-12 category is ‘The Easter Chick’ by Sinead aged 10 years old. The points awarded for this story were close to the first place entry… Continue reading Maynooth Library Easter Writing Competition Runner Up Entry Ages 10-12