Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Digital Services, General Information

In the Company of Classics

By Lorraine, Leixlip library Are you based in or around the Leixlip area? Would you be interested in joining our Classics Book Club? Lorraine from Leixlip Library would love you to join her via Zoom (until we can meet again in the Library!) for “In the Company of Classics” at 7pm on October 20th next.… Continue reading In the Company of Classics

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 Services, General Information

National Play & Recreation Day – Saturday July 4th 2020

Our annual Play Day event is the highlight of our events calendar, attracting thousands of people to the civic campus at Áras Chill Dara in Naas. The event cannot proceed in its usual format this year, so we’ve come up with a fun alternative. National Play Day takes place at home this year as part… Continue reading National Play & Recreation Day – Saturday July 4th 2020

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

Audiobook, Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Children 10-12, Digital Library Resources, Digital Services

A Pinch Of Magic

Author: Michelle Harrison Reviewed by: Aisling Kelly, Maynooth Library Betty Widdershins and her two sisters Fliss & Charlie livein Crowstone, a bleak and oppressive Island surrounded by marshes, grey skies and muddy waters. They live with their cranky grandmother at their family owned pub “ThePoachers Pocket”. Betty is determined that there is moreto the world… Continue reading A Pinch Of Magic

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

Adult Non-fiction, Audiobook, Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services

Head Strong

Author: Dave AspreyReviewed by: Stephen KellyBranch: Newbridge LibraryDave Asprey's easy to follow, two-week program offers a detailed plan to supercharge brain performance, including: which foods to eat and which ones toavoid, how to incorporate the right kinds of physical activity into your day, a detox protocol for your home and body; meditation and breathing for… Continue reading Head Strong

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

How to use Bolinda Borrowbox

By Elaine, Library HQ Accessing Borrowbox You can access Borrowbox via the Online services tab on the County Council Kildare Library andArts website here. On the online services page there is a list of all the online resources provided by Kildare libraries. Click on the Bolinda BorrowBox link which will bring you to Borrowbox. If… Continue reading How to use Bolinda Borrowbox