Arts & Crafts, Behind the Books, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Educational, Library services, Storytime

Even More Family Events Happening This Weekend!

Festive Fun with Lámh workshop Friday 10th December at 6.30pm via Zoom This December enjoy Family time at Kildare Libraries with Deirdre ~ Senior Speech & Language Therapist & Lámh Tutor. Join us on Zoom in the comfort of your home for a fun filled Christmas evening with Sing & Sign Christmas songs, a special… Continue reading Even More Family Events Happening This Weekend!

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: The Lump of Coal by Lemony Snicket

Title: The Lump of Coal Author: Lemony Snicket Genre: Childrens Fiction. Festive Story. Humour. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Miracles can happen, even to those who are small, flammable, and dressed all in black. Review: This is a funny short story about a lump of coal who can think, talk, and… Continue reading Book Review: The Lump of Coal by Lemony Snicket

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 14+, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Immortal Rules Author: Julie Kagawa Genre: Young Adult Fiction. Supernatural. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: What if having a chance to save humanity comes with a grim price? One that you hate and fear the most? To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness. Allison Sekemoto… Continue reading Book Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 12

Gunpowder, Gaslamp, Flintlock and Steampunk. By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. Gunpowder Fantasy Gunpowder fantasy is centred on the presence of gunpowder in the story. Consequently, it more or less encompasses flintlock fantasy and more modern guns and gunpowder-related weapons. Magic, fantastical creatures, and other tropes of fantasy are still present in gunpowder fantasy. Magic and… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 12

Arts & Crafts, Behind the Books, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Educational, Library services, Storytime

Tons of Family Fun With Your Library this December!

Every December, libraries in Kildare host a special programme of events that gets all the family involved, called Family Time at Your Library. The staff from each of the main libraries have been working hard putting together a mix of online events for you for this years programme. There's even two as Gaeilge in-person nature… Continue reading Tons of Family Fun With Your Library this December!

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: The Mane Attraction by Shelly Laurenston

Title: The Mane Attraction Author: Shelly Laurenston Genre: Fiction. Paranormal Romance Novel. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: The third book in the Pride series, this title finds weddings having the strangest effect on people. Exhibit 1: Sissy Mae waking up in a strange place after her brother Bobby Ray's nuptials. Exhibit… Continue reading Book Review: The Mane Attraction by Shelly Laurenston

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 16+

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 11

Historical, Pre-historic, Classical and Mediaeval. By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. Historical Fantasy This is fantasy that is set in a historical period of the real world and that frequently offers an alternative version of history and where magic or supernatural creatures exist. Historical fantasy is essentially blending the fantasy and historical genres together. The level… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 11

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 16+

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 10

Romantic, Fantastic Romance, Alternate History and High Historical. By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. Romantic This sub-genre blends both fantasy and romance elements, so relationships are an important part of the plot and the story. The degree of magic, plot, violence and characterisation can be low, but this varies from story to story.  Related fantasy subgenres… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 10

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

Title: Crash Into You Author: Katie McGarry Genre: Young Adult Fiction. Romance Novel. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: People expect Rachel Young to be the good girl who always gets straight As. But Rachel is keeping her real life a secret. Her wealthy family has no idea that she loves racing… Continue reading Book Review: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

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

Book Review: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

Title: The Love Hypothesis Author: Ali Hazelwood Genre: Young Adult Fiction. Romance Novel. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: As a third-year PhD candidate, Olive Smith doesn't believe in lasting romantic relationships-but her best friend does, and that is what got her into this conundrum. Convincing Anh that Olive is dating and… Continue reading Book Review: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood