Book reviews and recommendations, Children 6-10

Kildare Libraries Summer Stars Book Review Winner

Congratulations to Eva from Kildare Town Library on your amazing book review. Eva is the winner of this week’s book review of the week. We really enjoyed it so much. Eva's Review Book Title: Field of Home  Author: Marita Conlon Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Review: This is the final book in the… Continue reading Kildare Libraries Summer Stars Book Review Winner

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

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Aoife’s To Read Music Books List

Hello again from Aoife in Newbridge library. As I love music and books, here is a post which combines the two. These four books are all ones I hope to get stuck into at some point this year.  Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen Synopsis In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed… Continue reading Aoife’s To Read Music Books List

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 6-10

Horrible Histories – The Awesome Egyptians

Author: Terry Deary Genre: Children’s Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Aoife, Newbridge library The Awesome Egyptians gives you some awful information about fabulous Pharaohs and poverty-stricken peasants – who lived an awesome 5,000 years ago! Find out why some pharaohs wore false beards and made revolting recipes for 3,000 year old sweets. History has never been so horrible! Each… Continue reading Horrible Histories – The Awesome Egyptians

Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Young Adult 12-15

Orla’s YA Book of the Month

Title: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole 13 3/4 Author:  Sue Townsend Genre: YA General Fiction Review: by Orla O’ Brien (Kildare Town Library) Synopsis: Meet Adrian Mole, a hapless teenager providing an unabashed, pimples-and-all glimpse into adolescent life. Writing candidly about his parents' marital troubles, the dog, his life as a tortured poet and 'misunderstood intellectual', Adrian's painfully honest… Continue reading Orla’s YA Book of the Month

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Birds of the Homeplace. The Lives of Ireland’s Familiar Birds

Author(s): Anthony McGeehan with Julian Wyllie Genre: Adult Non Fiction- Natural History Reviewed By: Adrian Foran, Mobile Library Service, Library HQ. Synopsis: Ireland is slowly becoming a country of nature and bird enthusiasts. Everyone has a space – gardens, farmland and oases of natural habitat – to enjoy everyday encounters with birds. Familiar the birds may be, but… Continue reading Birds of the Homeplace. The Lives of Ireland’s Familiar Birds

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12

The Soup Movement

Author: Ben Davis Genre:  Children’s Fiction suitable for 10 plus Review by: Orla O’ Brien, Kildare Town Library  Synopsis: When Jordan finally gets invited to go to the chippy with the cool kids, he feels stupid carrying around a flask of mum's wholesome soup. He decides instead to give it to a homeless man called Harry. It's this… Continue reading The Soup Movement

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: Circle of Friends

Author: Maeve Binchy Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library Synopsis Big, generous-hearted Benny and the elfin Eve Malone have been best friends growing up in sleepy Knockglen. Their one thought is to get to Dublin, to university and to freedom... On their first day at University College, Dublin, the inseparable pair are thrown together with… Continue reading Book Review: Circle of Friends

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