Arts & Crafts

Recipe: Delicious Buttermilk Scones with Honey

This recipe from Ann in Athy Library is easy to follow at home and makes delicious scones - the perfect accompaniment to tea and a good book, enjoy! Ingredients Needed: 450g of self-raising flour½ tsp salt2 tsp baking powder100 g of butter1 tablsp. honey300ml buttermilk Method: Preheat oven to 220C, Gas Mark 8.In a large… Continue reading Recipe: Delicious Buttermilk Scones with Honey

Book reviews and recommendations, General Information, Keep Well Campaign

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 25.  Irish libraries have teamed up with publishers, booksellers, authors and others for the campaign which is part of the government Keep Well initiative and aims to celebrate… Continue reading What is Ireland Reads?

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe’s Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance

Author: Anders Rydell Review by: Elaine, Newbridge Library While the Nazi party was being condemned by much of the world for burning books, they were already hard at work perpetrating an even greater literary crime. Through extensive new research that included records saved by the Monuments Men themselves—Anders Rydell tells the untold story of Nazi book… Continue reading The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe’s Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance