Arts & Crafts, Behind the Books, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Digital Services, General Information

Summer Stars July 2021 Events Leixlip Library

Zoom Events for Leixlip Library Hungry Caterpillar Art Workshop for 2-5 Year Olds Thursday 15th July at 10am Join Janet from Gymboree Celbridge for Art & Craft fun for 2 to 5 years old! All children benefit from an opportunity to be creative! Children will explore different mediums and textures, supporting sensory input, fine motor,… Continue reading Summer Stars July 2021 Events Leixlip Library

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Aoife’s To Read Music Books List

Hello again from Aoife in Newbridge library. As I love music and books, here is a post which combines the two. These four books are all ones I hope to get stuck into at some point this year.  Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen Synopsis In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed… Continue reading Aoife’s To Read Music Books List

Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Young Adult 12-15

Orla’s YA Book of the Month

Title: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole 13 3/4 Author:  Sue Townsend Genre: YA General Fiction Review: by Orla O’ Brien (Kildare Town Library) Synopsis: Meet Adrian Mole, a hapless teenager providing an unabashed, pimples-and-all glimpse into adolescent life. Writing candidly about his parents' marital troubles, the dog, his life as a tortured poet and 'misunderstood intellectual', Adrian's painfully honest… Continue reading Orla’s YA Book of the Month

Behind the Books, General Information

Cruinniú na nÓg- Saturday June 12th 2021

Tomorrow is the day - A day of free creativity for children and young people Ireland is the first, and only, country in the world to have a national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18. Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth Plan to enable the creative potential of… Continue reading Cruinniú na nÓg- Saturday June 12th 2021

Keep Well Campaign, Let's Talk About Parenting

Let’s Talk About Parenting June 2021 Programmes Online

What is Let’s talk about Parenting? ’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. The programme is provided by Kildare Library Service, is funded by Kildare County Council, and is supported by Kildare CYPSC and members… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Parenting June 2021 Programmes Online

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?