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Harry Potter Book Night – Some Serious Creative Magic

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by Fingal Libraries on February 22, 2017.

Aileen Gallagher writes about the evening that Howth Library was transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry  to celebrate Harry Potter Book Night, on Tuesday 2nd February! This annual event is organised by Bloomsbury Publishers ...

The Prison Book Club

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by Fingal Libraries on February 18, 2017.

Ann Walmsley’s The Prison Book Club is a memoir of the two years she spent as a volunteer in Ontario at two prison book clubs for inmates. She is an award-winning Canadian journalist who’d suffered a violent mugging in 2002 when living in London. Beca ...

Balbriggan LGBTQ+ Book Club

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by Fingal Libraries on February 7, 2017.

Orla Drohan, of Fingal Libraries, spoke to Liz Bourke about the new Balbriggan LGBTQ+ Book Club she set up that meets in Balbriggan Library. Why did you decide to set up an LGTBQ book club? Liz Bourke: The short answer? - I couldn't find a local one ...

“Design a Book Project” Awards Ceremony

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by Fingal Libraries on January 26, 2017.

On Thursday January 26th of January The Atrium, County Hall, Swords was alive with the sounds of a class of junior infants invited to an award ceremony for a “Design a Book Project”, a collaborative project between Fingal County Council, Libraries De ...

Children who like Harry Potter might like……

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by Fingal Libraries on January 18, 2017.

If your child was a fan of the Harry Potter series and is looking to delve into another epic fantasy adventure series, look no further as we have prepared a list of some possible contenders.  All book titles in this list have the necessary qualities of h ...

New Year New You!

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by Fingal Libraries on January 11, 2017.

As we moved in to the New Year of 2017  many of us resolved to drop our bad habits and work on self improvement. We are now in the second week of the New Year and this is perhaps the time that all of our resolve begins to weaken.  If you think you need ...

3D Printing in Donabate

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by Fingal Libraries on January 3, 2017.

We have an Ultimaker 3D printer in Donabate Library!  It is truly an amazing piece of equipment; so simple and yet capable of producing three dimensional object so exact and precise in their detail.  In one way it is a simple machine.  The printing mat ...

Books of 2016 – Choose your Book of the Year

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by Fingal Libraries on December 19, 2016.

Alberto Manguel, the Argentine-born writer, translator, and editor tells us “the association of books with their readers is unlike any other between objects and their users” (1996, A History of Reading). As 2016 draws to a close, you may like to think ...

What! No Turkey?!

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by Fingal Libraries on December 13, 2016.

Christmas is almost upon us and with it the festivities and the indulging can begin. The inner child in us can rejoice at all the fun and excitement of this month. It can be quite upsetting if any hiccups occur along the way or on the day, so planning and ...

Are you a budding Artist or Musician?

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by Fingal Libraries on December 6, 2016.

Fingal Libraries are pleased to announce the addition of ArtistWorks another great online service to their collection of eServices. ArtistWorks allows borrowers access high quality instructed music and art lessons online.  These video based lessons are r ...