Adult Fiction, Adult Non-fiction, Kildare readers Festival

Even More Online Author Events with Kildare Readers Festival this October

The committee of the Kildare Readers Festival have put together a stellar line up for you, with a mixture of limited live, in-person events and live online events with bigger capacity. Included in this fourth part of the festival preview is the last of our online events. Angela Keogh in conversation with Oisín Fagan, October… Continue reading Even More Online Author Events with Kildare Readers Festival this October

Adult Fiction, Adult Non-fiction, Kildare readers Festival

Lots of Online Author Events are Coming Up with Kildare Readers Festival this October

We teased the 12th annual Kildare Readers Festival over the past weekend with a preview of the live events that will be in Riverbank Arts Centre. The committee have put together a stellar line up for you, with a mixture of limited live, in-person events and live online events with bigger capacity. The live and… Continue reading Lots of Online Author Events are Coming Up with Kildare Readers Festival this October

Adult Fiction, Adult Non-fiction, Kildare readers Festival

Live Literary Events are back at Riverbank with Kildare Readers Festival this October

Kildare Readers Festival is in it’s 12th year and the committee have put together stellar line up for you, with a mixture of live, in-person events, which will be in the festival’s usual hot-spot Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge and live online events. Below is a preview of the in-person events which include two live… Continue reading Live Literary Events are back at Riverbank with Kildare Readers Festival this October

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

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

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 Non-fiction, Audiobook

Fight Like A Girl Audiobook Review

Author: Clementine Ford Genre: Adult Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Aoife, Newbridge Library Online sensation, fearless feminist heroine and scourge of trolls and misogynists everywhere, Clementine Ford is a beacon of hope and inspiration to thousands of Australian women and girls. Her incendiary debut Fight Like A Girl is an essential manifesto for feminists new, old and soon-to-be, and exposes… Continue reading Fight Like A Girl Audiobook Review

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

International Women’s Day Book Choices

By Shona Thoma, Maynooth Library Looking for some reading material this International Women’s Day? Why not make it intersectional? Intersectional Feminism repositions feminism at the intersection of all women’s experiences and considers the multiple barriers you encounter if gender isn’t your only disadvantage.  Kimberlé Crenshaw first defined Intersectional Feminism in 1989. Watch her briefly explain it in… Continue reading International Women’s Day Book Choices

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex

Author:  Chris Jericho Genre: Adult Non-Fiction Sports Review by: Stephen, Newbridge Library Synopsis: The controversial story of Chris Jericho, the former undisputed Heavyweight Champion of WWE.From the age of eight, Chris dreamed of becoming a wrestler. But it wasn't until he was 25 that he hit the big time. Nicknamed 'Lion Heart', Chris eventually attained… Continue reading A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex