Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: 99% Mine

Title: 99% Mine Author: Sally Thorne Genre: Contemporary Romance. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Darcy Barrett had the extreme luck of finding her ideal man at a young age; eight years old to be exact. Ever since then she’s had to be content with settling for “less”. Having seen what other… Continue reading Book Review: 99% Mine

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 14+, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: Dance of Thieves

Title: Dance of Thieves Author: Mary E. Pearson Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: An outlawed family determined to be powerful. A son intended to lead. A renowned thief sent by order of the queen. One battle, destined to bring them all together. Review: Dance of Thieves… Continue reading Book Review: Dance of Thieves

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 14+, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: Talon

Title: Talon Author: Julie Kagawa Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: On the surface, Ember Hill looks like your average sixteen year old girl, but Ember has a lethal secret–She’s a shapeshifter. More specifically, she can shift from human to scaly, horned back dragon, with barely a passing… Continue reading Book Review: Talon

Adult Fiction, Audiobook, Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: Where The Crawdads Sing

Title: Where The Crawdads Sing Author: Delia Owens Genre: Mystery, Contemporary Novel Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Abandoned by everyone in her family at a young age, Catherine Clark must persevere and learn to fend for herself in a land inhabited with wildlife, but not much else. Catherine (Kya to those… Continue reading Book Review: Where The Crawdads Sing

Children Ages 0 - 5, Library services, Storytime

Early Years Events at Kildare Libraries September 2022

Children learn through play, and it is a vital part of development of language, literacy, and numeracy skills so with this in mind we have lots of fun events for Early Years over the coming months across Kildare Libraries.  Each month you and your little ones can now look forward to a variety of free… Continue reading Early Years Events at Kildare Libraries September 2022

Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Council Services, Kildare readers Festival, Library services, Writers

Kildare County Council announce return of Kildare Readers Festival 2022

Kildare Library & Arts Services is delighted to confirm that Kildare Readers Festival returns to venues across the county from Monday, 3rd October to Sunday, 9th October 2022. Kildare Readers Festival in partnership with the Irish Writers’ Centre connects readers with authors and artists through exciting, innovative, and accessible events and workshops. We look forward… Continue reading Kildare County Council announce return of Kildare Readers Festival 2022

Children Ages 0 - 5, Council Services, Educational, Library services

Last Chance to Collect Starting School Book Bags

Libraries in Ireland in conjunction with the Department for Children, Equality, Disability and Youth have been offering a bag of books and information for young people starting primary school and their families as part of the 'My Little Library Book Bag' initiative. A lot of children who are eligible to avail of this scheme have… Continue reading Last Chance to Collect Starting School Book Bags

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations, Film

Book To Film: Netflix Edition Gray Man

Over the weekend many of you may have had this movie title suggested to you by Netflix. Synopsis: Six, a highly-skilled assassin in the deep-cover Sierra program of the CIA, is the agency's best merchant of death. However, a mission goes bad and now Six is on the run from the CIA with sociopathic former… Continue reading Book To Film: Netflix Edition Gray Man

Arts & Crafts, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Library services, Storytime

Great Regular Events for Children at Kilcock Library

Our wonderful Reader in Residence for Kilcock Library is Emma-Jane Leeson and she has some intriguing regular events for different age groups. Emma-Jane is the writer of the beloved Johnny Magory books so who better to lead literary events for children! Read Along Session with Author and Reader-in-Residence Emma-Jane Leeson For children aged 5-7 yearsTuesdays… Continue reading Great Regular Events for Children at Kilcock Library

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations, Cli-Fi Series

Climate Fiction (Cli-Fi) Friday: Recommended Reads

Welcome to another set of Cli- Fi Friday recommended reads, we hope you enjoyed our last recommendations. This week we thought you might enjoy some more fiction titles. Title : The Wall Author : John Lanchester Synopsis: Kavanagh begins his life patrolling the Wall. If he's lucky, if nothing goes wrong, he only has two… Continue reading Climate Fiction (Cli-Fi) Friday: Recommended Reads