Book Reviews

Behind the Books

Maynooth Library Easter Writing Competition Runner Up Entry Ages 7-9

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 7-9 category is ‘The Short Tale of the Easter Baby Bunny by Fiadh aged 7 years old. The points awarded for this story were close… Continue reading Maynooth Library Easter Writing Competition Runner Up Entry Ages 7-9

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12

The Soup Movement

Author: Ben Davis Genre:  Children’s Fiction suitable for 10 plus Review by: Orla O’ Brien, Kildare Town Library  Synopsis: When Jordan finally gets invited to go to the chippy with the cool kids, he feels stupid carrying around a flask of mum's wholesome soup. He decides instead to give it to a homeless man called Harry. It's this… Continue reading The Soup Movement

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: Circle of Friends

Author: Maeve Binchy Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library Synopsis Big, generous-hearted Benny and the elfin Eve Malone have been best friends growing up in sleepy Knockglen. Their one thought is to get to Dublin, to university and to freedom... On their first day at University College, Dublin, the inseparable pair are thrown together with… Continue reading Book Review: Circle of Friends

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Movie Review : Saint Maud

Director: Rose Glass Genre: 15 Cert (Young Adult 15+, Adult) Psychological Horror Format: DVD Run time 81 min approx. (excluding extras) Reviewer: Kevin - Athy / Castledermot Library Synopsis: After an unknown incident at a hospital, young devote Christian nurse Maud (Morfydd Clark – His Dark Materials) becomes a palliative care nurse to world renowned dancer and choreographer Amanda Kohl (Jennifer Ehle… Continue reading Movie Review : Saint Maud

Recipes

Old Fashioned Easy Shortbread Biscuits

Post by Ann Kearney, Athy Library Ann has sent us in a lovely recipe to make some tasty treats to accompany a nice cup of tea and a good book. Ingredients Needed: 6 oz Butter 2 oz. Icing sugar 8 oz. Self-raising flour Method: Pre-heat oven to 180 C/ 350*F. Grease baking sheets. Cream the… Continue reading Old Fashioned Easy Shortbread Biscuits

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