Educational, General Information

Kildare Public Participation Network Climate Action Week

Kildare PPN Climate Action Weekend 27th - 29th of November 2020 Climate Action is an increasing focus of concern for everyone. And often the solution to concern is action – this Kildare PPN Climate Action Event aims to highlight all the different ways to get involved and to feel positive about our contribution to change.… Continue reading Kildare Public Participation Network Climate Action Week

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

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

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

Educational, General Information, History

Maynooth Community Library – The Robert Emmet Plaque

By Ciara Murray, Maynooth Library As you return to the library buildings you might notice the plaque on the wall of Maynooth Community Library in honour of the people of Maynooth who fought in Robert Emmets Rising of 1803.The 1803 Rising built on the work of the failed 1798 Rebellion and groundwork began shortly after… Continue reading Maynooth Community Library – The Robert Emmet Plaque

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, Children 10-12, Educational, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Fadó Riamh… Ag an Tús

Údar: Áine Ní Ghlinn Léirmhreas d’Eibhlín , as leabharlann Bhaile Chill Dara Nuair a dúnadh an leabharlann cúpla mí ó shin thóg mé an leabhar seo abhaile chun mo chuid Gaeilge a fheabhsú. Is do dhaoine fásta, atá ag foghlaim na Gaeilge, atá sé scríofa. Tá foclóirín ag bun gach leathanaigh agus ceann níos iomláine… Continue reading Fadó Riamh… Ag an Tús

Arts & Crafts, Educational, General Information, Uncategorized

Olson Face Mask Instructions

with thanks to Clayton Skousen & Rose Hedges for this guide. In recent times the practice of wearing face masks is becoming more common. We are even seeing people wearing some lovely homemade coloured ones. If you like me are a total sewing novice- I haven't touched a sewing machine since my Junior Cert circa… Continue reading Olson Face Mask Instructions

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

In Order to Live

Author: Yeonmi Park Genre: Adult Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Orla Imagine being told what to do, what to think, what to say, what to eat? Brainwashed since birth North Korean psyches have been controlled and monitored. They must not talk freely or say anything bad about the Korean government. They were told the birds and nature… Continue reading In Order to Live