Behind the Books

Ireland Reads: Author visit with Adiba Jaigirdar

Friday, 26th February, 3pm To continue our Ireland Reads celebration Kildare County Libraries have organised a fantastic event with author Adiba Jaigirdar. Adiba will talk about her acclaimed novel Henna Wars, which is like When Dimple Met Rishi meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this rom com about two teen girls with rival henna businesses. Synopsis… Continue reading Ireland Reads: Author visit with Adiba Jaigirdar

Behind the Books

Tips For Reading More Widely

By Elaine, Newbridge Library HQ Reading widely involves reading in a variety of genres and subjects both for pleasure and learning. But how do you do it? It is easy to say “For the next 12 months I will read as much as I can and as widely as I can”, but actually managing it… Continue reading Tips For Reading More Widely

Behind the Books, Digital Resources, Digital Services, Educational, General Information

Kildare County Keep Well Campaign

The Government Plan for Living with COVID-19: Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021 highlights the important role that individual and community resilience will play in contributing to our ongoing response to COVID-19. This campaign is aimed at showing people of all ages how we can mind our own physical and mental health and wellbeing by adding healthy… Continue reading Kildare County Keep Well Campaign

Adult Non-fiction, Behind the Books

International Kindness Day Reads

November 13th celebrates International Kindness Day and this post lists some titles available now on BorrowBox. Instead of focusing on this Friday the 13th as an unlucky day, we can use it as a day to spread kindness in our lives. These titles cover both the power of kindness and how to be kind as… Continue reading International Kindness Day Reads

Behind the Books, General Information

National November Writing Month

By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. As may or may not be commonly known, November is National November Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short), so I thought I’d write a post on all things concerning creative writing. First of all, NaNoWriMo is a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel in a month, starting on the… Continue reading National November Writing Month

Behind the Books, General Information

Kildare Library Housebound Service

Following the announcement from Government, that the entire country is to be elevated to level 5 of Recovery and Resilience 2020-2021: Plan for Living with Covid-19, it is not possible to visit Kildare Libraries for browsing, PC appointments or Contact and Collect Services at this time. Additionally, it is not possible to return library items… Continue reading Kildare Library Housebound Service

Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations

Kildare Readers Festival 2020 Online

By Catherine Walsh, Maynooth Library The 11th Kildare Readers Festival took place online from 12-18 October 2020.  This annual autumn celebration of literature connects readers with authors and artists through a programme devised by staff working in the library and arts service. For a limited time, the 2020 events are available to watch on the… Continue reading Kildare Readers Festival 2020 Online

Behind the Books, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Children's Book Festival

Kildare Libraries Children’s Book Festival – Bringing the events to you this midterm break

By Ciara Hogan, Maynooth Every October, Kildare Libraries helps to celebrate the Children’s book festival with a jam-packed month full of great events in schools and in our library branches.  The Childrens Book Festival helps spread the enjoyment of books and reading with children and families all over Ireland with the support of authors, illustrators,… Continue reading Kildare Libraries Children’s Book Festival – Bringing the events to you this midterm break

Behind the Books, Digital Services, General Information

Upcoming Literary Festivals

By Elaine Patterson Branch: Newbridge Headquarters Despite what a strange year it is been with the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe, many of our literary festivals are not letting it stop them from going ahead. And indeed, why should we let Covid 19 rob us of all our fun and enjoyment of celebrating the… Continue reading Upcoming Literary Festivals

Behind the Books, Children 10-12, Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services, Educational, General Information

Online Halloween Science Camp with Anyone 4 Science suitable for 8-12 year olds

Tuesday 27th – Thursday 29th October at 10 – 10.45am & 12 – 12.45pm each day Get in the mood for Halloween and learn about electricity, spooky science, slime, bones, make a spooky house complete with battery operated lights and much more with this fun, hands-on science camp brought to you by Anyone 4 Science.… Continue reading Online Halloween Science Camp with Anyone 4 Science suitable for 8-12 year olds