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A Volunteer’s Unforgettable Experience at the Special Olympics Ireland Games 2018

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by Fingal Libraries on June 20, 2018.

Special Olympics has opened up a whole new world to people with intellectual disabilities and has contributed to improving self-confidence, social competence, building greater athletic skills and higher self-esteem. When the opportunity arose to v ...

A Feast of Female Voices: Celebrating The Long Gaze Back

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by Fingal Libraries on May 21, 2018.

From making a choice between ‘want’ and ‘need’ to dealing with the loss of a loved one, and from rural Ireland to a bazaar in Egypt; ‘The Long Gaze Back’ takes us on a remarkable journey, and on April 12, it led us to Blanchardstown Librar ...

Read Your Mind: Helping Young People to Support Their Mental Health

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by Fingal Libraries on May 1, 2018.

“One of the most important things that the library offers is a free, openly accessible place for all of our citizens, young and not so young. It is one of the only public spaces left where you don’t need to buy anything or have a reason for being ...

What Can Young People Gain from Joining the European Solidarity Corps?

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by Fingal Libraries on April 23, 2018.

What is the European Solidarity Corps? The European Voluntary Corps offers young people the opportunity to gain valuable experience working in a range of solidarity themed projects across the European Union. There are two types of projects you c ...

Tips on How to Live a Rubbish Free Life

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by Fingal Libraries on April 11, 2018.

Coming from a family of eco-warrior ‘cycling re-cyclists’, I had some big plans on moving into our first proper home just before Christmas and these revolved around making life simpler. One big decision we made was to try and live a bit more rubbi ...

Listen & Surprise! A Multimedia Creative Challenge for Poetry Day Ireland 26 April 2018!

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by Fingal Libraries on March 7, 2018.

 Poetry Day Ireland 26 April 2018 "Mortals speak in so far as they listen." (Martin Heidegger: Poetry, Language, Thought) When asked to suggest a project for Poetry Day, I instantly thought of something to do with listening. I don’t think I ...

7 Recommended Non-fiction Reads That Will Enthrall You

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by Fingal Libraries on February 28, 2018.

There’s a huge and diverse range of non-fiction books published every year, and so many are available in our Libraries. Fergus O'Reilly, a Librarian based in Howth Library has chosen a selection of some of his favourite titles. Here are some of the ab ...

How to Find the Best Book for Your Young Reader

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by Fingal Libraries on January 23, 2018.

Finding a series of books your child is interested in is always rewarding.  This blog lists a selection of  children’s books (including some lesser known titles) to make the process of finding new reading material just a little easier for parents. ...

Healthy Ireland at Your Fingal Library – Looking After Your Health & Wellbeing

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by Fingal Libraries on January 15, 2018.

Healthy Ireland is a government initiative which aims to create a  society where everyone can enjoy mental and physical health, and where wellbeing is valued and supported.     The Healthy Ireland initiative came about because of c ...

Our Staff Picks -10 Favourite Reads of 2017

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by Fingal Libraries on December 4, 2017.

  As 2017 draws to a close, ask yourself if you can remember the books you read during the year. Which ones were memorable? What was your favourite read, new or old, fiction or non-fiction? We asked some Fingal Library staff members to pic ...