Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: The Lump of Coal by Lemony Snicket

Title: The Lump of Coal Author: Lemony Snicket Genre: Childrens Fiction. Festive Story. Humour. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Miracles can happen, even to those who are small, flammable, and dressed all in black. Review: This is a funny short story about a lump of coal who can think, talk, and… Continue reading Book Review: The Lump of Coal by Lemony Snicket

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Huddle In For a Festive Story-Time and Get Some Book Gift Ideas This Saturday

Winter Wonder Tales with StoryGate - Family storytelling session on 4th of December at 11am Huddle together for this online cosy story time. German storyteller Simone Schuemmelfeder from StoryGate will spread the joy of Christmas with heart-warming stories for the whole family! Listen to her story STARS INSIDE about a little girl's journey to find… Continue reading Huddle In For a Festive Story-Time and Get Some Book Gift Ideas This Saturday

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 14+, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Immortal Rules Author: Julie Kagawa Genre: Young Adult Fiction. Supernatural. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: What if having a chance to save humanity comes with a grim price? One that you hate and fear the most? To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness. Allison Sekemoto… Continue reading Book Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 12

Gunpowder, Gaslamp, Flintlock and Steampunk. By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. Gunpowder Fantasy Gunpowder fantasy is centred on the presence of gunpowder in the story. Consequently, it more or less encompasses flintlock fantasy and more modern guns and gunpowder-related weapons. Magic, fantastical creatures, and other tropes of fantasy are still present in gunpowder fantasy. Magic and… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 12

Arts & Crafts, Behind the Books, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Educational, Library services, Storytime

Tons of Family Fun With Your Library this December!

Every December, libraries in Kildare host a special programme of events that gets all the family involved, called Family Time at Your Library. The staff from each of the main libraries have been working hard putting together a mix of online events for you for this years programme. There's even two as Gaeilge in-person nature… Continue reading Tons of Family Fun With Your Library this December!

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: The Mane Attraction by Shelly Laurenston

Title: The Mane Attraction Author: Shelly Laurenston Genre: Fiction. Paranormal Romance Novel. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: The third book in the Pride series, this title finds weddings having the strangest effect on people. Exhibit 1: Sissy Mae waking up in a strange place after her brother Bobby Ray's nuptials. Exhibit… Continue reading Book Review: The Mane Attraction by Shelly Laurenston

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 16+

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 11

Historical, Pre-historic, Classical and Mediaeval. By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. Historical Fantasy This is fantasy that is set in a historical period of the real world and that frequently offers an alternative version of history and where magic or supernatural creatures exist. Historical fantasy is essentially blending the fantasy and historical genres together. The level… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 11

Library services

Kildare Libraries Receives New Website -A Brief Summary of the Main Features

Some of our more eagle eyed users (or the ones who love logging into their account to request items) may have noticed that Kildare Library Service has a brand new website which has launched this past week. The website was created to look slicker, more visually immersive and to create a more centralised menu, with… Continue reading Kildare Libraries Receives New Website -A Brief Summary of the Main Features

Educational, Library services

Study Space, PC Reservations and more at Kildare Libraries

Picture created by Kildare Librares social media team Libraries have been open for browsing sessions since the summer and this autumn pc booking slots also became available. Now with the help of eased restrictions, study spaces are also available in larger branches to book in two hour slots, with some branches having late evening slots… Continue reading Study Space, PC Reservations and more at Kildare Libraries

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 16+

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 10

Romantic, Fantastic Romance, Alternate History and High Historical. By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. Romantic This sub-genre blends both fantasy and romance elements, so relationships are an important part of the plot and the story. The degree of magic, plot, violence and characterisation can be low, but this varies from story to story.  Related fantasy subgenres… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 10