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Huddle In For a Festive Story-Time and Get Some Book Gift Ideas This Saturday

Winter Wonder Tales with StoryGate - Family storytelling session on 4th of December at 11am Huddle together for this online cosy story time. German storyteller Simone Schuemmelfeder from StoryGate will spread the joy of Christmas with heart-warming stories for the whole family! Listen to her story STARS INSIDE about a little girl's journey to find… Continue reading Huddle In For a Festive Story-Time and Get Some Book Gift Ideas This Saturday

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Last Chance to get Tickets for Live Events at Riverbank this Weekend!

In mid September, the blog announced the list of live events that would be occurring at Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge as part of this year's Kildare Readers Festival. The main events are coming up this weekend and the last remaining spaces are filling up fast. The line-up includes some interesting performance based events. Details… Continue reading Last Chance to get Tickets for Live Events at Riverbank this Weekend!

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Event Notice : Walk the Camino – Cut out the Middleman with Andrea Ryan

Thursday 15th July, 7:30pm via Zoom  Many Irish Pilgrims choose to get Camino Specialists to book their accommodation for them which ends up costing hundreds of euro. The goal of this talk is to give Irish Pilgrims the knowledge and advice needed to walk the Camino without paying lots of money.  Andrea Ryan is passionate… Continue reading Event Notice : Walk the Camino – Cut out the Middleman with Andrea Ryan

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Kildare Libraries Summer Stars Book Review Winner

Big Congratulations to Niamh, aged 6 from Newbridge Library is this week’s book review winner. Niamh's Review Book Title: Little Red Riding Hood Author: Coleen Degnan Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Review: I Loved this book. I enjoyed reading it and looking at the lovely colourful pictures. I liked it so much I… Continue reading Kildare Libraries Summer Stars Book Review Winner

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Young Adult Fiction Recommendations for PRIDE Month

Post by Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli   Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if… Continue reading Young Adult Fiction Recommendations for PRIDE Month

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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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Movie Review : Saint Maud

Director: Rose Glass Genre: 15 Cert (Young Adult 15+, Adult) Psychological Horror Format: DVD Run time 81 min approx. (excluding extras) Reviewer: Kevin - Athy / Castledermot Library Synopsis: After an unknown incident at a hospital, young devote Christian nurse Maud (Morfydd Clark – His Dark Materials) becomes a palliative care nurse to world renowned dancer and choreographer Amanda Kohl (Jennifer Ehle… Continue reading Movie Review : Saint Maud

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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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Children’s Non Fiction: The Vicious Vikings

Title: Horrible Histories – The Vicious Vikings Author: Terry Deary Genre: Children’s Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Aoife, Newbridge library The Vikings were fearsome seafaring warriors with big boats, big shields and enormous ginger beards. This much you probably know. But do you know... * Why the vicious Vikings had names like Fat-thighs, Oaf and Stinking? * How to build… Continue reading Children’s Non Fiction: The Vicious Vikings

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A Guarded Life

Author: Majella Moynihan with Aoife Kelleher Genre: Adult Non-Fiction Review by: Mairead Monasterevin Library Synopsis: In 1984, Majella Moynihan was a fresh-faced young garda recruit when she gave birth to a baby boy. Charged with breaching An Garda Síochána's disciplinary rules - for having premarital sex with another guard, becoming pregnant, and having a child… Continue reading A Guarded Life