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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

General Information, Keep Well Campaign

Kildare County Council supports National Play Day 2021

Photo by Anastasia Shuraeva on Pexels.com National Play Day 2021 will take place from 3rd – 10th July with the aim of promoting play and recreation opportunities for children and young people all over Ireland. This year’s theme is ‘Playful Communities’ and Kildare’s Play Day event has been scheduled for Saturday 10th July 2021.  Kildare County Council will… Continue reading Kildare County Council supports National Play Day 2021

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

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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

Children's Book Festival

Beyond The Book : Kildare Young Reader’s Festival Events May 2021

Beyond the Book, Kildare’s Young Readers Festival, takes place from 15th to the 29th May 2021, and for a second year running, all events take place online. The festival aims to encourage reading and a love of literature through fun events and activities that go Beyond the Book!The schools programme for 2021 features Bex Shelford (Be an… Continue reading Beyond The Book : Kildare Young Reader’s Festival Events May 2021

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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

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations

Star Wars – The Rise Of Skywalker

Author: Rae Carson Genre: Adult Fiction (Sci-fi, Fantasy) Reviewed by: Aoife, Newbridge library Witness the epic final chapter of the Skywalker saga with the official novelization of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, including expanded scenes and additional content not seen in theaters!  The Resistance has been reborn. The spark of rebellion is rekindling across the galaxy.… Continue reading Star Wars – The Rise Of Skywalker

Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services, Educational

Kildare Library Services – eServices Webshow

Take some time to learn about the e-services available to you for free through your local Kildare Library Service. Our successful classes last week taught users how to access eBooks and eAudiobooks, online classes and digital newspapers. Join us on Zoom this week to learn about our Music streaming service Freegal and or how to… Continue reading Kildare Library Services – eServices Webshow

Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services, General Information

Ireland Reads Events

Have you got some time to Squeeze In A Read with us on February 25th 2021? Join us and take the pledge this February to squeeze in a read! It doesn’t matter how long you read for or what you read, it doesn’t matter whether you’re an avid reader, a reluctant reader, a lapsed reader or a new… Continue reading Ireland Reads Events