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Cruinniú na nÓg- Saturday June 12th 2021

Tomorrow is the day - A day of free creativity for children and young people Ireland is the first, and only, country in the world to have a national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18. Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth Plan to enable the creative potential of… Continue reading Cruinniú na nÓg- Saturday June 12th 2021

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The County Kildare Decade of Commemorations 5th Irish Military Seminar

The County Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee are delighted to present the programme for the 5th Irish Military Seminar, taking place online from 8th to 19th June 2021. All events are free, with the full programme and booking details available on www.kildare.ie/ehistory  irish-military-seminar-2021-scheduleDownload Talks on a diverse range of topics including World War I, Garrison Towns, Military Archives, War… Continue reading The County Kildare Decade of Commemorations 5th Irish Military Seminar

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Kildare Libraries – Open by Appointment from Monday 10th May

Kildare Library Service are pleased to announce that from today, Monday May 10th it will be possible to book a 30 minute browsing appointment for your local library at http://kildare.ie/library/OnlineBookingSystem/This visit is for browsing and lending only. It is not possible to visit the library for PC usage or studying at this time. All Kildare libraries will… Continue reading Kildare Libraries – Open by Appointment from Monday 10th May

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Spring into Storytime Events

Spring into Story Time is a celebration of reading together which runs in libraries across thecountry every April. This year Kildare Libraries will host Spring into Storytime online in April and May. We will have a mix of pre-recorded and live story telling through Zoom. All Zoom story times are free but require booking.  Photo by cottonbro… Continue reading Spring into Storytime Events

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Bealtaine Book Club in partnership with the Irish Writers Centre: Paula Meehan in conversation with Mia Gallagher

Bealtaine is Ireland’s national festival which celebrates the arts and creativity as we age. The festival is run by Age & Opportunity, the leading national development organisation improving the quality of life of people aged 50 – 100+. Age & Opportunity Arts provides opportunities for older people to be more creative more often, to create meaningful… Continue reading Bealtaine Book Club in partnership with the Irish Writers Centre: Paula Meehan in conversation with Mia Gallagher

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Bealtaine Festival Launch

Bealtaine is Ireland’s national festival which celebrates the arts and creativity as we age. The festival is run by Age & Opportunity, the leading national development organisation improving the quality of life of people aged 50 – 100+. Age & Opportunity Arts provides opportunities for older people to be more creative more often, to create meaningful… Continue reading Bealtaine Festival Launch

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Cruinniú na nÓg Cruthaím

This is your chance to represent your county and celebrate creativity as part of Cruinniú na nÓg 2021. Meangadh Fíbín, in conjunction with Cruinniú na nÓg, TG4 and Cúala4, are excited to announce the launch of a new campaign to find a creative young person from every county in Ireland, along with one young person… Continue reading Cruinniú na nÓg Cruthaím

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Guide to Downloading Bolinda BorrowBox eBooks to an eReader or PC

Borrowbox eBooks can be used on all eReaders except Kindle eReaders (however Kindle Fire and Amazon Fire Tablets do allow you to download the Borrowbox app and read Borrowbox eBooks). Step 1 Install Adobe Digital Editions To read eBooks on your eReader or PC you will need to install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer.… Continue reading Guide to Downloading Bolinda BorrowBox eBooks to an eReader or PC

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A Nature Treasure Hunt

By Maynooth Library Scavenger hunts are an exciting way to get children exploring the natural world. They are also a great way to add fun to family walks. Use our Nature Treasure Hunt Sheet to get some inspiration. Head out any time in April and see what you can find.  There are even some nature… Continue reading A Nature Treasure Hunt

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Let’s Talk About Parenting April Events

The ‘Let's talk about Parenting’ Programme is a FREE series of talks and workshops for Parents, and Professionals working with children and young people in County Kildare. Presently all our talks are being provided online. The programme is provided by Kildare Library Service, is funded by Kildare County Council and is supported by Kildare CYPSC,… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Parenting April Events