Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Educational

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 1

There are many fantasy fans among our readers in Kildare Libraries so Elaine in Library HQ has taken a look at this genre in depth. This will be a series of interesting articles on the various types of fantasy writing, appearing on this blog once a week. Part 1 - Introduction I thought I would… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 1

Let's Talk About Parenting

Let’s Talk About Parenting September 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 September Events 2021

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts

Title: Blue Smoke Author: Nora Roberts Genre: Romantic Suspense. Crime Thriller. Review: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Reena Hale's destiny was shaped in the destructive - yet fascinatingly beautiful - fire that leveled her family's pizzeria when she was young. Now an arson investigator, she finds her strength and wits constantly tested, although… Continue reading Book Review: Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts

Book reviews and recommendations

Kildare Libraries Summer Stars Book Review Winner

Congratulations to Katrina from Ballitore Library on your excellent picture and book review. Katrina is the winner of this week’s Summer Stars book review . Well done Katrina! Katrina's Review Book Title: The Purple Butterfly Author: Holly Webb Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Review: Molly looked at the back door. Molly’s little sister Kitty wriggled… Continue reading Kildare Libraries Summer Stars Book Review Winner

TTT- Toys Technology & Training

Toys, Technology & Training Autumn Events

What is the TTT Project? The Kildare Libraries TTT project is designed to offer support to children and adults with learning difficulties, disabilities or more significant needs. Based in Athy, Leixlip and Naas Libraries, a specialised collection of toys and equipment is available and can be accessed free of charge in branches throughout the county and can be borrowed… Continue reading Toys, Technology & Training Autumn Events

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 6-10

Kildare Libraries Summer Stars Book Review Winner

Congratulations to Persephone from Leixlip Library on your excellent picture and book review, we loved it so much! Persephone is the winner of this week’s Summer Stars book review . Well done Persephone! Persephone's Review Book Title: Isadora Moon Goes to School   Author: Harriet Muncaster Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Review: Isadora is half… Continue reading Kildare Libraries Summer Stars Book Review Winner

Behind the Books

Orla Tinsley X G’Ra Asim: On Punk, Prose And Cross-Cultural Synergies

Saturday 21st August at 7:30Pm GMT Join writer, activist and educator Orla Tinsley as she talks about building a writing identity, creative craft, punk and friendship with G’Ra Asim, the author, musician and assistant professor who will read from his book Boyz n the Void: A Mixtape to my Brother. Available to book on Eventbrite… Continue reading Orla Tinsley X G’Ra Asim: On Punk, Prose And Cross-Cultural Synergies

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: Leonard And Hungry Paul

Title: Leonard And Hungry Paul Author: Ronan Hession Genre: Humorous Adult Fiction Review: Mairead, Monasterevin Library Synopsis: They use humour, board games and silence to steer their way through the maelstrom that is the 21st Century. It is the story of two friends trying to find their place in the world. It is about those uncelebrated people who have the… Continue reading Book Review: Leonard And Hungry Paul

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

Orla’s YA Book of the Month

Title: Boys Don’t Cry Author: Malorie Blackman Genre: YA General Fiction Review: Orla O’ Brien (Kildare Town Library) Synopsis: Bestselling author Malorie Blackman explores the unchartered territory of teenage fatherhood. You're waiting for the postman - he's bringing your A level results. University, a career as a journalist - a glittering future lies ahead. But when the doorbell rings it's… Continue reading Orla’s YA Book of the Month

Behind the Books

Connections Through Literature Online Event Series

What Is The Connections Through Literature Series? All events at Kildare Library Services are free of charge and open to everyone, but booking is required.The Connections Through Literature Series has been born out of a joint love of literature, with the goal to unite readers, writers, and artists with our audiences through the medium of… Continue reading Connections Through Literature Online Event Series