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From Page to Screen: Oscar Nominations

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by Fingal Libraries on January 20, 2016.

It's Oscar Nomination season with the Award Ceremony taking place in February on Sunday the 28th. It's been the year of the "Page to Screen" with many of the nominations being movies that were adapted from books. It also could be considered the year of th ...

Discover your Family History Day

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by Fingal Libraries on January 12, 2016.

Discover Your Family History Day To mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, family history experts from Findmypast and Eneclann are touring Ireland to help you trace your ancestors for FREE! To start the tour we are hitting Blanchardstown Librar ...

A visit to Fingal – Howth has something for everyone! (Guest Blog)

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by Fingal Libraries on January 9, 2016.

Whether it’s just a day out with the family or a very special occasion Guest Blogger Louise Coughlan loves to visit her native Howth in Fingal. I am very lucky to have come from Howth, growing up right beside the sea, all those walks with the dog, br ...

Under the Hawthorn Tree

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by Fingal Libraries on December 29, 2015.

2015 marked the 25th anniversary of one of the most popular Irish children’s books ever written. Under the Hawthorn Tree by Marita Conlon-McKenna has become a modern classic. It has won prizes and been translated into over a dozen languages. Published i ...

“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 ...