Arts & Crafts, Behind the Books, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children's Book Festival, Educational, Library services

Lots of Great Children’s Events in October at the Children’s Book Festival

The Children’s Book Festival will be celebrated throughout October in Kildare Libraries as part of a national celebration. The Children’s Book Festival aims to spread the enjoyment of books and reading among children and families and connect the public to authors and illustrators both in classrooms and online.Below are the list of events running for… Continue reading Lots of Great Children’s Events in October at the Children’s Book Festival

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Summer Stars July 2021 Events Leixlip Library

Zoom Events for Leixlip Library Hungry Caterpillar Art Workshop for 2-5 Year Olds Thursday 15th July at 10am Join Janet from Gymboree Celbridge for Art & Craft fun for 2 to 5 years old! All children benefit from an opportunity to be creative! Children will explore different mediums and textures, supporting sensory input, fine motor,… Continue reading Summer Stars July 2021 Events Leixlip Library

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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

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Make An Easy Knit Baby Blanket

Post by Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library What you will need: 4 balls of yarn in your choice Circular needles size 4.5 mm 24in (61cm) long How to Make the Blanket: Step 1 - Cast on 5 stitches Step 2 - Row 1 knit Step 3 - Row 2 knit 3, yarn over, knit 2 Step 4 -… Continue reading Make An Easy Knit Baby Blanket

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Knitted Easter Bunny

By Catherine Hi Everyone, Happy Easter to you all. I was working on this knitted Easter bunny egg cozy for a small chocolate egg and thought it might be a nice Easter knit for this weekend. ‘How to make a bunny egg cozy’ What you need 3: Cast on 4: Knit square Picture 5: Stitch… Continue reading Knitted Easter Bunny

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Easter Egg Paper Decorations

By Aoife, Newbridge Library You will need:  Printable template for Easter eggs (you can find one online) PrinterWhite paper/green paperColouring supplies (coloured markers, coloured pencils, glitter…..whatever you have)ScissorsGlue How to make: This craft starts with a printable Easter egg template. These can be found online from easypeasyandfun.com. *My template has six eggs on it, but it… Continue reading Easter Egg Paper Decorations

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St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters   Photo by Sudipta Mondal on Pexels.com Saint Patrick’s Day will be virtual this year due to the Level 5 Restrictions but there are still ways to celebrate. This year there is a dedicated http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/ for the Saint Patrick’s Festival with events running from the 12th to the 17th March.… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

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Recipe: Delicious Buttermilk Scones with Honey

This recipe from Ann in Athy Library is easy to follow at home and makes delicious scones - the perfect accompaniment to tea and a good book, enjoy! Ingredients Needed: 450g of self-raising flour½ tsp salt2 tsp baking powder100 g of butter1 tablsp. honey300ml buttermilk Method: Preheat oven to 220C, Gas Mark 8.In a large… Continue reading Recipe: Delicious Buttermilk Scones with Honey

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Mother’s Day Craft : Jar of Hugs and Hearts.

Sheila from Leixlip Library has a lovely craft for us today which would make an excellent Mother’s Day gift. To make Sheila's craft jar of Hugs and Hearts, you will need: A clean jam jarColoured cardA flowered servietteScissorsGlueA paint brushSome twineSome shredded tissue Paint some glue on the jar. Tear up pieces of the serviette… Continue reading Mother’s Day Craft : Jar of Hugs and Hearts.

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Knit A Springtime Rainbow Cushion

Sheila from Leixlip Library has sent us in a lovely rainbow inspired knit cushion. This knitting recipe would be perfect for those already familiar with knitting and my be a little more difficult for beginners.What you need: Double Knitting wool 1 ball in each of the rainbow colours. Colour codes: 1) Red, 2) Orange, 3)… Continue reading Knit A Springtime Rainbow Cushion