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Swords Library Book Review Competition Winners

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by Fingal Libraries on September 18, 2015.

During the summer, Swords Library ran a competition inviting our junior borrowers to submit a review of a library book of their choice. From the entries received, two reviews were judged to have significant merit, and were  joint winners of the competiti ...

Swords Baby Book Club

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by Fingal Libraries on August 31, 2015.

If you’re looking for something educational and fun for your baby or pre-schoolers we have a fantastic Baby Book Club at Swords Library.  The aim of the club is to introduce babies and very young children to the love of books and literacy and to social ...

On the Story Bus (Guest Blog)

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by Fingal Libraries on August 18, 2015.

I was delighted to be asked to tell stories on the mobile library bus all around Fingal in August. The audience was the children in the community preschools and creches. We had arranged dates and times and the library bus arrived on time and parked. ...

Beach Body Ready!

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by Fingal Libraries on August 17, 2015.

Most of us are not fit to be seen on the beach.  We will never be bikini/mankini ready.  If this does not apply to you, you are a) very young b) very lucky or c) delusional.  For the rest, the library is here to offer help.  We may not be able to tran ...

The Tales of Robert Aickman

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by Fingal Libraries on August 10, 2015.

Indulging in some nostalgia recently, I treated myself to some episodes from two television anthology series from the past, each featuring tales of the strange and macabre. Tales of the Unexpected, made by Anglia Television for ITV between 1979 and 198 ...

10 Top GAA Book

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by Fingal Libraries on August 5, 2015.

Gaelic games have flourished in Ireland since the founding of the GAA in 1884, but for most of the 20th century GAA sports books were largely unrepresented. The Irish domestic publishing market was very small, and it was not the practice for GAA players a ...

“A Town Called Waverly” By Author Rod Smith (Guest Blog)

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by Fingal Libraries on July 27, 2015.

Once upon a time, in a town called Waverly, there lived a very friendly and quiet man called Cyrus. He wore a grey shabby suit that he always kept clean and a pair of black shoes that had holes in the soles which he filled with plastic sweet wrappers that ...

The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell (Guest Blog)

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by Fingal Libraries on July 21, 2015.

I personally thought that The Edge Chronicles were spectacular because they had the right mix of illustrations and words. I also loved the diagrams at the beginning of the books because it helps you understand the strange yet wonderful world of The Edge. ...

Ruth Rendell (1930 – 2015)

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by Fingal Libraries on July 15, 2015.

The incredibly prolific and acclaimed novelist Ruth Rendell died on 2nd May. One of her final public appearances before succumbing to ill health was to attend the funeral of her good friend, P. D. James, who passed away in November 2014. The two writers d ...

Blanchardstown Library Rooms and Exhibition Space

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by Fingal Libraries on July 6, 2015.

As part of our aim to provide for the civic and civil, educational and recreational needs of the citizens of Fingal, Blanchardstown Library can offer rooms to community and voluntary organisations for their use. Our largest room is the Lecture Room on the ...