Let's Talk About Parenting

Let’s Talk About Parenting October Events 2021

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 October Events 2021

Adult Fiction, Adult Non-fiction, Kildare readers Festival

Live Literary Events are back at Riverbank with Kildare Readers Festival this October

Kildare Readers Festival is in it’s 12th year and the committee have put together stellar line up for you, with a mixture of live, in-person events, which will be in the festival’s usual hot-spot Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge and live online events. Below is a preview of the in-person events which include two live… Continue reading Live Literary Events are back at Riverbank with Kildare Readers Festival this October

Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Children 10-12, Young Adult 12-15

Book Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Title: Wonder Author: R.J. Palacio Genre: Children's literature, Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse…… Review: August Pullman is a ten year old boy. He's as average as every other ten year old kid you… Continue reading Book Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: Getting Rid of Bradley by Jennifer Crusie

Title: Getting Rid of Bradley Author: Jennifer Crusie Genre: Romance novel, Suspense, fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis:  Lucy Savage is not having a good week. A dye job gone wrong, an absentee soon to be EX-husband, Oh, and someone is gunning for her death. Review: Lucy Savage isn't the kind… Continue reading Book Review: Getting Rid of Bradley by Jennifer Crusie

Borrowbox, Digital Services, Young Adult 12-15

Young Adult Groups at Kildare Libraries

Teens are often the hardest age category to engage in reading or attending the library, so Kildare Libraries works extra hard to facilitate the Teens that do want to have a place they can talk about reading or indeed writing. At present, Kildare Libraries have three online book clubs and one teen writing group, all… Continue reading Young Adult Groups at Kildare Libraries

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Educational, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 2

Children, Young Adult and Coming of Age and Anthropomorphic Fantasy   By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. Children’s Fantasy This is fantasy that is explicitly aimed at children, although adults will often enjoy some children’s series and books. Children’s fantasy tends to have younger but highly developed characters, a low level of violence, a variable level of… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 2

Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Orla’s YA Book of the Month

Title: Apple and Rain Author: Sarah Crossan Genre: YA General Fiction Review: Orla O’ Brien (Kildare Town Library) Synopsis: A stunning novel from Carnegie-shortlisted author Sarah Crossan; moving and beautifully crafted, it explores the bond between daughters and mothers, forgiveness and the healing power of words. Review: The social pecking order at school can prey a lot on a teenager’s… Continue reading Orla’s YA Book of the Month

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: To Die For by Linda Howard

Title: To Die For Author: Linda Howard Genre: Romance novel. Fiction. Suspense. Mystery.  Review: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: After a painful divorce, Blair Mallory follows her dream and opens a health club. But Nicole Goodwin develops a strange fixation on Blair. When Nicole is gunned down in the club's parking lot, Blair… Continue reading Book Review: To Die For by Linda Howard

Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Children 10-12, Young Adult 12-15

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Author: J.K. Rowling Genre: Fantasy Fiction, Children's Fiction. Review: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing  a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter "H" ……..Harry… Continue reading Book Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Educational, Keep Well Campaign

Wellness Wednesdays – Financial Wellness Talk this Wednesday 8th September

A lot of us are finding ourselves in the midst of back to school financial worry and wonder: how we always end up back in the red this time of year? Not to mention all the other costs we have to deal with on a regular basis. Kildare Libraries are therefore having a special Wellness… Continue reading Wellness Wednesdays – Financial Wellness Talk this Wednesday 8th September