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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

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World Poetry Day 21st March

By Elaine Patterson Yesterday was World Poetry Day, a day to honour poets and poetry and read or write poetry. So to celebrate, why not try reading or listening to some poetry? Or if you’re feeling adventurous, there is a poetry writing course on Universal Class that you can look at and perhaps try. Poetry… Continue reading World Poetry Day 21st March

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St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters   Photo by Sudipta Mondal on Pexels.com Saint Patrick’s Day will be virtual this year due to the Level 5 Restrictions but there are still ways to celebrate. This year there is a dedicated http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/ for the Saint Patrick’s Festival with events running from the 12th to the 17th March.… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

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Houseplants and Well Being

by : Adrian ForanNaas Community Library According to Study NASA's Clean Air Study which was designed to find ways to clean the airin sealed space stations, plants can be effective in absorbing carbon dioxide, releasingoxygen into the air, and removing pollutants like benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene. These chemicals can become concentrated in the home and… Continue reading Houseplants and Well Being

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Learn About butterflies Day March 14th 2021

By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters Photo by Cindy Gustafson on Pexels.com Learn about Butterflies Day happens on the 14th March and is the perfect excuse to learn more about the species of butterflies and moths that live in Ireland. There are some helpful websites that you can use to identify the different species of Irish… Continue reading Learn About butterflies Day March 14th 2021

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Cruinniú na nÓg: Have Your Say

Cruinniú na nÓg, Ireland’s national day of creativity for children and young people, takes place on Saturday June 12th and the Culture and Creativity team for Kildare County Council are busy making plans.The free programme events is decided upon within County Kildare, and Creative Ireland have developed a chatbot, so we can reach out to young… Continue reading Cruinniú na nÓg: Have Your Say

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Ireland Reads- Children’s & Young Adults eBook Suggestions

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- Children’s & Young Adults eBook Suggestions