Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Author: Gail Honeyman Genre: Adult Fiction Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library Synopsis: Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing… Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

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, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: The Moon Over Soho

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Genre: Mystery/Crime Supernatural (Adult)   Reviewer: Kevin - Athy / Castledermot Library Synopsis: Well-known jazz musician Cyrus Wilkinson collapse with a heart attack after a gig in Soho, but why is PC Peter Grant from the Economic and Specialist Crime Unit called in to investigate? Well Dr. Walid believes that there is more than a heart-attack behind… Continue reading Book Review: The Moon Over Soho

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 16+

YA Book of the Month Recommended by Orla 

Author: Jarlath Gregory Genre: Contemporary Fiction YA (Suitable for 16-18 yr olds) Review by: Orla O’ Brien, Kildare Town Library  Review Ben, the main protagonist, is gay and proud. The first chapter zones in on how difficult he finds it meeting a significant other. Whether you are gay or not, the dating scene has changed drastically over… Continue reading YA Book of the Month Recommended by Orla 

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

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, General Information

Spring into Storytime Events

Spring into Story Time is a celebration of reading together which runs in libraries across thecountry every April. This year Kildare Libraries will host Spring into Storytime online in April and May. We will have a mix of pre-recorded and live story telling through Zoom. All Zoom story times are free but require booking.  Photo by cottonbro… Continue reading Spring into Storytime Events

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

Midnight Sun Book Review

Author: Stephenie Meyer Genre: Young Adult Fiction Reviewed by: Aoife, Newbridge library When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella’s side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward’s version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun. This unforgettable tale, as told through… Continue reading Midnight Sun Book Review

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Children 6-10

Book Review Children’s Non-Fiction

Title: Horrible Histories – The Vile Victorians Author: Terry Deary Genre: Children’s Non Fiction Reviewed by: Aoife, Newbridge library Queen Victoria was the ultimate Victorian, and she was 'not' amused. Luckily YOU will be splitting your sides, as you discover how disgusting the Victorians really were! They may have looked all prim and proper, but they were a… Continue reading Book Review Children’s Non-Fiction

Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Digital Resources, Digital Services, Educational, General Information

Guide to Downloading Bolinda BorrowBox eBooks to an eReader or PC

Borrowbox eBooks can be used on all eReaders except Kindle eReaders (however Kindle Fire and Amazon Fire Tablets do allow you to download the Borrowbox app and read Borrowbox eBooks). Step 1 Install Adobe Digital Editions To read eBooks on your eReader or PC you will need to install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer.… Continue reading Guide to Downloading Bolinda BorrowBox eBooks to an eReader or PC

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Snow

Author: John Banville Genre: Adult - Mystery Reviewer: Kevin - Athy / Castledermot Library Synopsis: While spending some rest time at his fathers’ home, D.I. St John Strafford is directed to attend the horrific murder of Ballyglass parish priest Tom Lawless; whose body was found at the home of the once influential family of Ballyglass; The Osborne’s. Not only… Continue reading Snow