Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: The Moon Over Soho

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Genre: Mystery/Crime Supernatural (Adult)   Reviewer: Kevin - Athy / Castledermot Library Synopsis: Well-known jazz musician Cyrus Wilkinson collapse with a heart attack after a gig in Soho, but why is PC Peter Grant from the Economic and Specialist Crime Unit called in to investigate? Well Dr. Walid believes that there is more than a heart-attack behind… Continue reading Book Review: The Moon Over Soho


Easy Delicious Porridge Bread

By Ann Kearney, Athy Library Ingredients Needed:  1 medium egg500g tub low fat natural yoghurt2 yoghurt tubs Porridge Oats (Use the empty yoghurt pot to measure your oats)2 tsp bicarbonate of sodaA dessert spoon of treacle (optional)1/2 tsp salt Optional: 100g of mixed seeds or chopped nuts (pumpkin, sunflower, chia seeds or walnuts) Method: Preheat oven to… Continue reading Easy Delicious Porridge Bread

Arts & Crafts

Make An Easy Knit Baby Blanket

Post by Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library What you will need: 4 balls of yarn in your choice Circular needles size 4.5 mm 24in (61cm) long How to Make the Blanket: Step 1 - Cast on 5 stitches Step 2 - Row 1 knit Step 3 - Row 2 knit 3, yarn over, knit 2 Step 4 -… Continue reading Make An Easy Knit Baby Blanket

General Information

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

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?

General Information, History, Keep Well Campaign

Walking Trails in Kildare

By Catherine Mackey, Naas Community Library Now’s the time to make a plan to #KeepWell in the months ahead and especially after all those ham and turkey Christmas sandwiches. Remember there are many things that you can do that make a big difference to how you feel. Keeping active helps to protect both our physical… Continue reading Walking Trails in Kildare

Arts & Crafts, Keep Well Campaign

Making a 35cm Christmas Wreath from Baubles

By Catherine Mackey, Naas Community Library #KeepWell in the months ahead. Switching off and having some time to yourself to be creative and do the things you enjoy doing is so important in looking after your mental wellbeing. Items needed · Wire coat hanger Lots of different coloured and different size Christmas baubles (Approximately 60)… Continue reading Making a 35cm Christmas Wreath from Baubles

Educational, General Information, Keep Well Campaign

Kildare Town Tidy Towns – Interactive Nature Based Workshops

What do you need to do?Just follow Kildare Town Tidy Towns on facebook and we will let you know where you cancollect your own pack ! What's next?Each month we will bring you a new creative project and supply you with the materials you need to get started. We will then give you a link… Continue reading Kildare Town Tidy Towns – Interactive Nature Based Workshops