Book Reviews

General Information

Kildare Library Service – Change to Service Arrangements

Following the announcement from Government, that the entire country is to be moved to level 3 ‘with modifications’ of Recovery and Resilience 2020-2021: Plan for Living with Covid-19, the following arrangements will now be in place for Kildare Libraries from Tuesday 1st December. Open by AppointmentKildare Libraries in Athy, Celbridge, Kildare, Leixlip, Maynooth, Naas and… Continue reading Kildare Library Service – Change to Service Arrangements

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Author: Gail Honeyman Genre: Adult Fiction Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library Synopsis: Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing… Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Adult Non-fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations

A Timeline of the War of Independence in Co. Kildare 1919-1922

The Co. Kildare Decade of Commemorations Programme has produced a new publication detailing many of the events that took place throughout the county during the War of Independence period. The launch of A Timeline of the War of Independence in Co. Kildare 1919-1922 coincides with the 100th anniversary of the burning of the Custom House, Dublin, on… Continue reading A Timeline of the War of Independence in Co. Kildare 1919-1922

Children's Book Festival

Beyond The Book : Kildare Young Reader’s Festival Events May 2021

Beyond the Book, Kildare’s Young Readers Festival, takes place from 15th to the 29th May 2021, and for a second year running, all events take place online. The festival aims to encourage reading and a love of literature through fun events and activities that go Beyond the Book!The schools programme for 2021 features Bex Shelford (Be an… Continue reading Beyond The Book : Kildare Young Reader’s Festival Events May 2021

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: The Moon Over Soho

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Genre: Mystery/Crime Supernatural (Adult)   Reviewer: Kevin - Athy / Castledermot Library Synopsis: Well-known jazz musician Cyrus Wilkinson collapse with a heart attack after a gig in Soho, but why is PC Peter Grant from the Economic and Specialist Crime Unit called in to investigate? Well Dr. Walid believes that there is more than a heart-attack behind… Continue reading Book Review: The Moon Over Soho

General Information, Uncategorized

Kildare Libraries – Open by Appointment from Monday 10th May

Kildare Library Service are pleased to announce that from today, Monday May 10th it will be possible to book a 30 minute browsing appointment for your local library at http://kildare.ie/library/OnlineBookingSystem/This visit is for browsing and lending only. It is not possible to visit the library for PC usage or studying at this time. All Kildare libraries will… Continue reading Kildare Libraries – Open by Appointment from Monday 10th May

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 16+

YA Book of the Month Recommended by Orla 

Author: Jarlath Gregory Genre: Contemporary Fiction YA (Suitable for 16-18 yr olds) Review by: Orla O’ Brien, Kildare Town Library  Review Ben, the main protagonist, is gay and proud. The first chapter zones in on how difficult he finds it meeting a significant other. Whether you are gay or not, the dating scene has changed drastically over… Continue reading YA Book of the Month Recommended by Orla 

Arts & Crafts

Star Wars Craft – Making Jedi Master Yoda Using Paper

By Aoife, Newbridge library Hello everyone, Aoife from Newbridge library here with a craft to continue the Star Wars Day celebrations. Happy Revenge of the 5th Day. I am going to show you how to make Jedi Master Yoda using paper shapes. Let’s get started!  You will need: One sheet of green paper (for Yoda’s… Continue reading Star Wars Craft – Making Jedi Master Yoda Using Paper

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations

Star Wars – The Rise Of Skywalker

Author: Rae Carson Genre: Adult Fiction (Sci-fi, Fantasy) Reviewed by: Aoife, Newbridge library Witness the epic final chapter of the Skywalker saga with the official novelization of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, including expanded scenes and additional content not seen in theaters!  The Resistance has been reborn. The spark of rebellion is rekindling across the galaxy.… Continue reading Star Wars – The Rise Of Skywalker

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, General Information

Spring into Storytime Events

Spring into Story Time is a celebration of reading together which runs in libraries across thecountry every April. This year Kildare Libraries will host Spring into Storytime online in April and May. We will have a mix of pre-recorded and live story telling through Zoom. All Zoom story times are free but require booking.  Photo by cottonbro… Continue reading Spring into Storytime Events

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

Midnight Sun Book Review

Author: Stephenie Meyer Genre: Young Adult Fiction Reviewed by: Aoife, Newbridge library When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella’s side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward’s version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun. This unforgettable tale, as told through… Continue reading Midnight Sun Book Review