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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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Cruinniú na nÓg- Saturday June 12th 2021

Tomorrow is the day - A day of free creativity for children and young people Ireland is the first, and only, country in the world to have a national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18. Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth Plan to enable the creative potential of… Continue reading Cruinniú na nÓg- Saturday June 12th 2021

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Maynooth Library Easter Writing Competition Runner Up Entry Ages 10-12

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 10-12 category is ‘The Easter Chick’ by Sinead aged 10 years old. The points awarded for this story were close to the first place entry… Continue reading Maynooth Library Easter Writing Competition Runner Up Entry Ages 10-12

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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

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

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

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Maynooth Library Easter Holidays Creative Writing Competition for Ages 10- 12 – Winning Entry

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 winning story from the 10-12 category is the immersive Fantasy ‘Spirit of Spring’ by Tiago aged 12 years old.  Spirit of Spring A long time ago, there was a boy… Continue reading Maynooth Library Easter Holidays Creative Writing Competition for Ages 10- 12 – Winning Entry

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Maynooth Library Easter Holidays Creative Writing Competition for Ages 7-9 – Winning Entry

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 winning story from the 7-9 category is the witty and playful ‘Fizzelpoz and Snezywooz’ by Finley who is 8 years old.  Fizzelpoz and Snezywooz Fizzelpoz was a small boy. Nobody… Continue reading Maynooth Library Easter Holidays Creative Writing Competition for Ages 7-9 – Winning Entry

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Children 10-12, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Tolkien Reading Day

By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters Tolkien Reading Day takes place annually on the 25th of March and celebrates the life and works of J. R. R. Tolkien, author of some of the famous works of fantasy in the English language. As a mild fan of Tolkien’s most famous works-I really must get around to reading… Continue reading Tolkien Reading Day

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Authors Cethan Leahy and Moïra Fowley-Doyle’s Teen Recommendations

As part of the Ireland Reads series of events with Kildare Libraries, Maynooth Library hosted a Young Adult panel on ‘Books Worth Living For’. The session hosted two wonderful Irish authors for teens, Cethan Leahy and Moïra Fowley-Doyle who shared some of the YA fiction they recommended for getting through lockdown and beyond. Ranging from… Continue reading Authors Cethan Leahy and Moïra Fowley-Doyle’s Teen Recommendations