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

Adult Non-fiction, Behind the Books

International Kindness Day Reads

November 13th celebrates International Kindness Day and this post lists some titles available now on BorrowBox. Instead of focusing on this Friday the 13th as an unlucky day, we can use it as a day to spread kindness in our lives. These titles cover both the power of kindness and how to be kind as… Continue reading International Kindness Day Reads

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Ok, Let’s Do Your Stupid Idea

Author: Patrick Freyne Genre: Adult Non-Fiction / Biography Review by: Emma, Leixlip Library ★★★★ Synopsis: Patrick Freyne has tried a lot of stupid ideas in his life. Now, in his scintillating debut, he is here to tell you about them: like the time (aged 5) he opened a gate and let a horse out of… Continue reading Ok, Let’s Do Your Stupid Idea

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations, Educational, Young Adult 16+

I am Malala: The Story of the Girl who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban

Author: Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb Genre: Biography Review: Aoife Kerr Branch: Leixlip Library When the Taliban took control of Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9,2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price.… Continue reading I am Malala: The Story of the Girl who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Jump

Author: Daniella Moyles Genre: Adult Non-Fiction/ Biography Review by: Emma, Leixlip Library ★★★★ Synopsis: Jump is a memoir about growing up, burning out, bad decisions, reckless adventures, love and loss. It's about what happens when you let go of everything you think you need and are confronted by who you really are - and how… Continue reading Jump

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Irish Country Life

Author: Olive Sharkey                                  Genre: Non-fiction                                        Reviewed by Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Branch/Headquarters                Age Range: Adult This short book focuses on an overview of country life during the 1800s to 1930s, and on the everyday crafts used during that time period. The book contains many detailed illustrations and photographs of common tools and vessels used during… Continue reading Irish Country Life

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Who I Am

Author: Pete Townshend Reviewed by: Brian, Athy Library Pete Townshend is one of the most influential musicians in the history of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Coming from a musical family and inspired by ground-breaking new acts like the Everly Brothers and Bill Halley, Townshend, along with Roger Daltrey, John Entwhistle and Keith Moon formed The Who… Continue reading Who I Am

Adult Non-fiction, Behind the Books, Digital Library Resources, General Information, History

ÉAMONN Ó MODHRÁIN ‘A REVOLUTIONARY JOURNEY’ EXHIBITION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE AS A FLIPBOOK

By Kildare Libraries Local Studies Dept. A new flipbook has just been added online, based on the Éamonn Ó Modhráin 'A Revolutionary Journey' exhibition that was on display in County Kildare during 2016.It includes re-productions of original documents and personal effects belonging to Éamonn Ó Modhráin, including from his time in Frongoch Internment Camp. Éamonn… Continue reading ÉAMONN Ó MODHRÁIN ‘A REVOLUTIONARY JOURNEY’ EXHIBITION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE AS A FLIPBOOK

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

The Skin Nerd

Author: Jennifer Rock Genre: Non Fiction - Teens and up Review by: Emma, Leixlip library ★★★★★ Synopsis: 'The skin is an organ and should be respected accordingly.' This is the mantra of award-winning skincare expert Jennifer Rock, also known as The Skin Nerd. We should feed our skin, shield it, and give it all the… Continue reading The Skin Nerd