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

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 16+

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 5

Sword and Sorcery/Planet, Swashbuckling and Military Fantasy By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. Sword and Sorcery Fantasy and Sword and Planet Fantasy Sword and Sorcery Fantasy focuses on sword-wielding heroes and their adventures to save the day, and includes magic (which is usually restricted to the villains). Stories in this sub-genre do not tend to be… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 5

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

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 4

Low, Mundane, Magical Realism and Vampire Fantasy By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. Low Fantasy Low Fantasy is the opposite of High Fantasy, and so has little emphasis on heroism and magic. The setting is more ordinary, such as the real world or a world very like the real world. Social commentary is often present, with… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 4

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Educational, Young Adult 16+

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 3

Children, Epic, High, Hard and Dragon Fantasy By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. Epic Fantasy Epic fantasy usually features a world altering quest such as saving the world from a great evil or being destroyed. The focus is on the scale of conflict, with a large cast of characters engaged in a Good vs Evil story.… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 3

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

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 2

Children, Young Adult and Coming of Age and Anthropomorphic Fantasy   By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. Children’s Fantasy This is fantasy that is explicitly aimed at children, although adults will often enjoy some children’s series and books. Children’s fantasy tends to have younger but highly developed characters, a low level of violence, a variable level of… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 2

Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Educational

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 1

There are many fantasy fans among our readers in Kildare Libraries so Elaine in Library HQ has taken a look at this genre in depth. This will be a series of interesting articles on the various types of fantasy writing, appearing on this blog once a week. Part 1 - Introduction I thought I would… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 1

Behind the Books

Orla Tinsley X G’Ra Asim: On Punk, Prose And Cross-Cultural Synergies

Saturday 21st August at 7:30Pm GMT Join writer, activist and educator Orla Tinsley as she talks about building a writing identity, creative craft, punk and friendship with G’Ra Asim, the author, musician and assistant professor who will read from his book Boyz n the Void: A Mixtape to my Brother. Available to book on Eventbrite… Continue reading Orla Tinsley X G’Ra Asim: On Punk, Prose And Cross-Cultural Synergies

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Connections Through Literature Online Event Series

What Is The Connections Through Literature Series? All events at Kildare Library Services are free of charge and open to everyone, but booking is required.The Connections Through Literature Series has been born out of a joint love of literature, with the goal to unite readers, writers, and artists with our audiences through the medium of… Continue reading Connections Through Literature Online Event Series

Arts & Crafts, Behind the Books, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Digital Services, General Information

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

Behind the Books, General Information

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