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The National Cyber Security Centre’s Advice For Staying Safe When Shopping Seasonally Online

As we approach the Christmas period the NCSC would like to take this opportunity to remind people that this is a particularity active period for cyber criminals to take advantage of unsuspecting online shoppers. In the weeks approaching Christmas and with events such as “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” there is a marked increase in… Continue reading The National Cyber Security Centre’s Advice For Staying Safe When Shopping Seasonally Online

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Kildare Library Service – Change to Service Arrangements

Following the announcement from Government, that the entire country is to be moved to level 3 ‘with modifications’ of Recovery and Resilience 2020-2021: Plan for Living with Covid-19, the following arrangements will now be in place for Kildare Libraries from Tuesday 1st December. Open by AppointmentKildare Libraries in Athy, Celbridge, Kildare, Leixlip, Maynooth, Naas and… Continue reading Kildare Library Service – Change to Service Arrangements

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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

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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

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National November Writing Month

By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. As may or may not be commonly known, November is National November Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short), so I thought I’d write a post on all things concerning creative writing. First of all, NaNoWriMo is a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel in a month, starting on the… Continue reading National November Writing Month

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Kildare Library Housebound Service

Following the announcement from Government, that the entire country is to be elevated to level 5 of Recovery and Resilience 2020-2021: Plan for Living with Covid-19, it is not possible to visit Kildare Libraries for browsing, PC appointments or Contact and Collect Services at this time. Additionally, it is not possible to return library items… Continue reading Kildare Library Housebound Service

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Upcoming Literary Festivals

By Elaine Patterson Branch: Newbridge Headquarters Despite what a strange year it is been with the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe, many of our literary festivals are not letting it stop them from going ahead. And indeed, why should we let Covid 19 rob us of all our fun and enjoyment of celebrating the… Continue reading Upcoming Literary Festivals

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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

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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

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National Heritage Week-August 2020

By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Branch/Headquarters. National Heritage Week will take place during the 15th to 23rd August. This year’s theme for Nation Heritage Week is “Heritage and Education: Learning from our Heritage”. Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, this year will be different, with the Heritage Council asking communities to undertake projects that explore a topic… Continue reading National Heritage Week-August 2020