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“Buzzbe” A short story by Guest Blogger Miriam Scully

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by Fingal Libraries on December 21, 2015.

A seasonal short story by Guest Blogger Miriam Scully who is a member of the Chinkwell Creative Writing Group. The Chinkwell Writers meet every second Saturday in Donabate Library.  Buzzbee My hoofs were killing me. Mary, Joseph and I had been walking ...

Fingal Libraries at Christmas Time

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by Fingal Libraries on December 18, 2015.

The lead up to Christmas begins early in Fingal Libraries. Once Halloween is over, each library branch begins to unpack all their Christmas stock which has been in storage since January. Out come the Christmas Cook Books,  Christmas Craft Books, Christma ...

Teddy Bear Takeover!

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by Fingal Libraries on December 14, 2015.

To celebrate National Children’s Book Festival, Balbriggan library recently held another successful Teddy Sleepover. As the children arrived we asked them to fill in the Teddy Info Sheets so we could find out all about their teddies – their names, ...

Blanchardstown Library African Literature Collection

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by Fingal Libraries on December 4, 2015.

In Blanchardstown Library we have a dedicated collection of African Literature. This includes fiction and non-fiction by African writers and also books about Africa. Art, poetry, memoirs, biographies, travel writing and fiction are all included.  Classi ...

Let’s go to the Movies…..in Fingal Libraries!

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by Fingal Libraries on November 30, 2015.

As well as lending out a large selection of films and TV box sets, Fingal Libraries regularly screen films. Over the past year, a variety of films for different age groups have been screened with special titles being chosen for different events such as th ...

Read and Be Active!

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by Fingal Libraries on November 19, 2015.

How can children read and be active at the same time?? Well Fingal libraries in conjunction with Fingal Sports have come up with a new initiative called the Big Sports Quiz. The intiative aims not only to improve childrens literacy but also their physi ...

Shopping online this Christmas – make sure you know your rights!

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by Fingal Libraries on November 11, 2015.

Irish adults spend an estimated €2.4bn online each year; many consider buying online a “cheaper and more convenient option” (1). The European Consumer Centre (ECC) in Ireland has been working with the EU in developing a comprehensive range of consum ...

“Harriet the Spy” – A book review by Aoife Burke (Guest Blog)

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by Fingal Libraries on November 6, 2015.

"Harriet the Spy" is a brilliant book written by Louise Fitzhugh. It is about a girl named Harriet M. Welsh and how she loves being a spy. She's staked out a spy route and writes down everything about everyone she sees. She also has two friends,Sport an ...

“Hitting the right note” (Music in Fingal Libraries)

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by Fingal Libraries on October 28, 2015.

Along with books, DVDs and prints, Fingal Libraries lend out music CDs.  Blanchardstown Library houses a large collection of music CDs which is shelved in categories such as "Rock & Pop", "World", "Classical" and "Irish" - a variety of music that is ...

cross-stream: ways of writing

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by Fingal Libraries on October 12, 2015.

  One of the major themes to emerge from Yes But Are We Enemies1 - last year’s Ireland-wide tour of poetry collaborations that I produced and co-curated with SJ Fowler as an extension of his remarkable UK-based Enemies Project, and which involve ...