Educational, General Information

Kildare to Launch It’s Very First Climate & Energy Week at the End of the Month

Copyright @leskellyphotography Earlier this month, Kildare County Council launched Kildare’s first Climate and Energy Week which will take place from 26th – 29th October 2021. The 4-day schedule of online and in-person events will focus on highlighting and raising awareness of our energy and climate action responsibilities.  The events are planned throughout Kildare Climate & Energy Week and will… Continue reading Kildare to Launch It’s Very First Climate & Energy Week at the End of the Month

Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services, Educational, Library services

A Look at The Library eResources – Universal Class

One of the key parts of the current National Libraries Strategy is to promote life-long learning and a nice way to wet your appetite for this is to do a short course on Kildare Libraries free e-service Universal Class. This  is a service you can sign up to with just your library barcode and doesn’t… Continue reading A Look at The Library eResources – Universal Class

Arts & Crafts, Behind the Books, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children's Book Festival, Educational, Library services

Lots of Great Children’s Events in October at the Children’s Book Festival

The Children’s Book Festival will be celebrated throughout October in Kildare Libraries as part of a national celebration. The Children’s Book Festival aims to spread the enjoyment of books and reading among children and families and connect the public to authors and illustrators both in classrooms and online.Below are the list of events running for… Continue reading Lots of Great Children’s Events in October at the Children’s Book Festival

Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services, Educational, Library services

A Look at The Library eResources – Britannica Part 2

Earlier this week, there was a blog post about getting started on Britannica and you can read more about this here. This post will go into a bit more detail about the special features for Student and Junior levels. Features at Student Level: An important thing to note is that as well as providing useful… Continue reading A Look at The Library eResources – Britannica Part 2

Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services, Educational, Library services

A Look at The Library eResources – Britannica Part 1

School and third level education is back in session, and libraries have much to offer in support of learning, with a long list of free online resources for library users. To take a look at all of the e-resources, head to the Kildare Libraries Website. This post will specifically focus on Britannica Encyclopedia and how… Continue reading A Look at The Library eResources – Britannica Part 1

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

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 3

Children, Epic, High, Hard and Dragon Fantasy By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. Epic Fantasy Epic fantasy usually features a world altering quest such as saving the world from a great evil or being destroyed. The focus is on the scale of conflict, with a large cast of characters engaged in a Good vs Evil story.… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 3

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Educational, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 2

Children, Young Adult and Coming of Age and Anthropomorphic Fantasy   By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. Children’s Fantasy This is fantasy that is explicitly aimed at children, although adults will often enjoy some children’s series and books. Children’s fantasy tends to have younger but highly developed characters, a low level of violence, a variable level of… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 2

Educational, Keep Well Campaign

Wellness Wednesdays – Financial Wellness Talk this Wednesday 8th September

A lot of us are finding ourselves in the midst of back to school financial worry and wonder: how we always end up back in the red this time of year? Not to mention all the other costs we have to deal with on a regular basis. Kildare Libraries are therefore having a special Wellness… Continue reading Wellness Wednesdays – Financial Wellness Talk this Wednesday 8th September

Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Educational

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 1

There are many fantasy fans among our readers in Kildare Libraries so Elaine in Library HQ has taken a look at this genre in depth. This will be a series of interesting articles on the various types of fantasy writing, appearing on this blog once a week. Part 1 - Introduction I thought I would… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 1

Educational

Encouraging your Child’s STEM learning at Home:  A ‘How To’ Panel Discussion

Tuesday, 15th June, 7pm, via ZoomThis event is being hosted by Kildare Library and Arts Service in partnership with the Maynooth University Department of Chemistry Parents have a key role to play in encouraging and harnessing their child’s natural curiosity around STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). However, many parents don’t know where to start… Continue reading Encouraging your Child’s STEM learning at Home:  A ‘How To’ Panel Discussion