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

Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Digital Services, General Information

In the Company of Classics

By Lorraine, Leixlip library Are you based in or around the Leixlip area? Would you be interested in joining our Classics Book Club? Lorraine from Leixlip Library would love you to join her via Zoom (until we can meet again in the Library!) for “In the Company of Classics” at 7pm on October 20th next.… Continue reading In the Company of Classics

Audiobook, Behind the Books, Borrowbox, Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services

Dyslexia Awareness Week: Borrowbox Accessibility

The week beginning Monday the 5th of October 2020  to Sunday the 11th of October 2020 is Dyslexia Awareness Week. This is an annual event aimed at further understanding and raising awareness about dyslexia; what it means, what it is and what can be done to support people who have dyslexia . This is where our library Borrowbox… Continue reading Dyslexia Awareness Week: Borrowbox Accessibility

Behind the Books, Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services, Storytime

‘Adapting Malory Towers’ Online Screenwriting Workshop with Richie Conroy For ages 8-12 years

Have you ever wondered how books are adapted into screenplays? Would you like to find out how to write screenplays so you and your friends could make your own movies? This interactive workshop will examine the recent BBC series Malory Towers and the original novel from Enid Blyton and how the writers adapted the first… Continue reading ‘Adapting Malory Towers’ Online Screenwriting Workshop with Richie Conroy For ages 8-12 years

Adult Non-fiction, Behind the Books, Digital Library Resources, General Information, History

ÉAMONN Ó MODHRÁIN ‘A REVOLUTIONARY JOURNEY’ EXHIBITION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE AS A FLIPBOOK

By Kildare Libraries Local Studies Dept. A new flipbook has just been added online, based on the Éamonn Ó Modhráin 'A Revolutionary Journey' exhibition that was on display in County Kildare during 2016.It includes re-productions of original documents and personal effects belonging to Éamonn Ó Modhráin, including from his time in Frongoch Internment Camp. Éamonn… Continue reading ÉAMONN Ó MODHRÁIN ‘A REVOLUTIONARY JOURNEY’ EXHIBITION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE AS A FLIPBOOK

Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services, General Information, Storytime

Summer Stars 2020 at Kildare Libraries

By Niamh, Leixlip library How to Join the Summer Reading Programme! To sign up, just call in to your local branch for a reading card or download one by clicking the button below. Summer reading card If you’re not a member of the library yet, you can give your local branch a call to sign… Continue reading Summer Stars 2020 at Kildare Libraries

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations

Read Before You Watch

By Niamh Ennis, Leixlip Library I’m a huge fan of leaving trending TV shows on ‘the list’ on Netflix until I’ve read the original content - even if it’s not something I’ve ever had the slightest interest in before that very moment. Book lovers will understand the To Be Read Pile dilemma well and this… Continue reading Read Before You Watch