Book reviews and recommendations, Digital Resources, Digital Services, General Information

Ireland Reads- Adult Digital eBook Suggestions Part 2

What is Ireland Reads? Ireland Reads is a new campaign to get the whole country reading this month in the lead up to a national day of reading on Thursday, February 25th.  Irish libraries have teamed up with publishers, booksellers, authors and others for the campaign which is part of the government Keep Well initiative… Continue reading Ireland Reads- Adult Digital eBook Suggestions Part 2

Digital Resources, Digital Services, Educational, General Information

The National Cyber Security Centre’s Advice For Staying Safe When Shopping Seasonally Online

As we approach the Christmas period the NCSC would like to take this opportunity to remind people that this is a particularity active period for cyber criminals to take advantage of unsuspecting online shoppers. In the weeks approaching Christmas and with events such as “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” there is a marked increase in… Continue reading The National Cyber Security Centre’s Advice For Staying Safe When Shopping Seasonally Online

Behind the Books, Digital Resources, Digital Services, Educational, General Information

Kildare County Keep Well Campaign

The Government Plan for Living with COVID-19: Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021 highlights the important role that individual and community resilience will play in contributing to our ongoing response to COVID-19. This campaign is aimed at showing people of all ages how we can mind our own physical and mental health and wellbeing by adding healthy… Continue reading Kildare County Keep Well Campaign

Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Children 6-10, Digital Resources, Digital Services

Rua Recommended Reads for Halloween

During lockdown Rua started reading even more than usual and started a series of ‘Rua Recommends’ over on the library Facebook page Now that Halloween is fast approaching he has returned with his best BorrowBox picks for children aged 7 and older to suit the spooky time of year. The World's Greatest Underachiever and the… Continue reading Rua Recommended Reads for Halloween

Behind the Books, Children 10-12, Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services, Educational, General Information

Online Halloween Science Camp with Anyone 4 Science suitable for 8-12 year olds

Tuesday 27th – Thursday 29th October at 10 – 10.45am & 12 – 12.45pm each day Get in the mood for Halloween and learn about electricity, spooky science, slime, bones, make a spooky house complete with battery operated lights and much more with this fun, hands-on science camp brought to you by Anyone 4 Science.… Continue reading Online Halloween Science Camp with Anyone 4 Science suitable for 8-12 year olds

Audiobook, Behind the Books, Borrowbox, Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services

Dyslexia Awareness Week: Borrowbox Accessibility

The week beginning Monday the 5th of October 2020  to Sunday the 11th of October 2020 is Dyslexia Awareness Week. This is an annual event aimed at further understanding and raising awareness about dyslexia; what it means, what it is and what can be done to support people who have dyslexia . This is where our library Borrowbox… Continue reading Dyslexia Awareness Week: Borrowbox Accessibility

Behind the Books, Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services, Storytime

‘Adapting Malory Towers’ Online Screenwriting Workshop with Richie Conroy For ages 8-12 years

Have you ever wondered how books are adapted into screenplays? Would you like to find out how to write screenplays so you and your friends could make your own movies? This interactive workshop will examine the recent BBC series Malory Towers and the original novel from Enid Blyton and how the writers adapted the first… Continue reading ‘Adapting Malory Towers’ Online Screenwriting Workshop with Richie Conroy For ages 8-12 years

Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services, General Information, Storytime

Summer Stars 2020 at Kildare Libraries

By Niamh, Leixlip library How to Join the Summer Reading Programme! To sign up, just call in to your local branch for a reading card or download one by clicking the button below. Summer reading card If you’re not a member of the library yet, you can give your local branch a call to sign… Continue reading Summer Stars 2020 at Kildare Libraries

Digital Resources, Digital Services, Educational, Film, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Criunnuí na nÓg

Criunnuí na nÓg, Ireland's national day celebrating the creativity of children and young people takes place on Saturday 13th June and Kildare is showcasing a wonderful programme, around the COVID19 restrictions to encourage young people to connect creativity, but at a distance. In particular there are 4 techie online workshops aimed at 12-18 year olds… Continue reading Criunnuí na nÓg

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services

Shadowplay

Author: Joseph O'Connor Reviewed by: Betty Maguire, Maynooth Library ‘ShadowPlay’ by Joseph O’Connor tells the story of the friendship between Abraham ‘Bram ‘Stoker (1847- 1912), , author of Dracula, Henry Irving (1838-1905), born John Brodribb, a great Shakespearian actor of his era , and Alice ‘Ellen’ Terry (1847-1928), the highest paid actor in England at… Continue reading Shadowplay