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

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: Tell No One

Title: Tell No One Author: Harlan Coben Genre: Crime Review by: Aoife, Leixlip Library Synopsis: Eight years ago David Beck was knocked unconscious and left for dead, and his wife Elizabeth was kidnapped and murdered.Dr Beck re-lived the horror of what happened that day every day of his life. Then one afternoon, he receives an… Continue reading Book Review: Tell No One

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations, Kildare Climate Fiction Series

Climate Fiction (Cli-Fi) Friday: Recommended Reads Week 7

Welcome to week 7 of Cli- Fi Friday Cli-Fi, we hope you enjoyed our last recommendations. This week we thought you might enjoy some more non fiction titles. Looking to dive in? Six more weeks of Cli- Fi Friday remaining where we will post some new recommendations for you to sink your teeth into. Here… Continue reading Climate Fiction (Cli-Fi) Friday: Recommended Reads Week 7

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

Book Review: The Unhoneymooners

Title: The Unhoneymooners. Author: Christina Lauren. Genre: Contemporary Romance. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: You know what they say about twins being good luck? Well, For Olive that’s not exactly the truth. Ami has always had impeccable luck. It’s like she’s a magnet for it. But Ami’s luck may finally be… Continue reading Book Review: The Unhoneymooners

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: Fated

Title: Fated Author: Alyson Noel Genre: Fantasy Fiction. Science-Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Bizarre things have been happening to Daire Santos for most of her life. Animals follow her, crows caw at her, and glowing people materialise out of nowhere. Concerned for her daughter, her mother sends her off to… Continue reading Book Review: Fated