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“Turn the radio up for that sweet sound………!”

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by Fingal Libraries on May 5, 2015.

The Blanchardstown Library Radio Show is broadcast on 92.5 Phoenix FM four times per month. The Library Show began in 2008 and has had a number of different hosts over the years. It is currently hosted by Ronan O’Malley of Blanchardstown Library sinc ...

I tried to read the library…. (Guest Blog)

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by Fingal Libraries on April 28, 2015.

I fell in love with a damp mobile library when I was five years old.  Unlikely as it may sound, this has been perhaps my most satisfying love affair to date – no waning of affection, no tedious and drunken fights, and no domestic grievances; just satis ...

Fingal Libraries –Your library accessible 24/7 -continued

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by Fingal Libraries on April 21, 2015.

My first Digital Services blog back in November 2014  covered details of our eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eNewspaper facilties .    As Fingal Libraries have such a range of online services to offer people with something for everybody there ...

The Rise and Rise of Self-Help

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by Fingal Libraries on April 13, 2015.

  In the library you’ll find them at the Dewey classification 158.1. It’s become a quick code for the staff. We all know what the number means because we’re asked for a book from the section several times a day. People not only want help, bu ...

Omey Island, Last Man Standing by Kevin Griffin

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by Fingal Libraries on April 7, 2015.

I recently took a trip across to Omey Island off the west coast of Ireland. Omey is a tidal island so you must time your visits according to the tides or else spend the night beneath the stars! According to the locals on the mainland the tide would be ...

Eyes Behind Books – Junior Book Club, Balbriggan Library.

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by Fingal Libraries on March 30, 2015.

Eyes Behind Books is the Junior Book Club in Balbriggan library.  This book club was hatched last year in the month of September.  Classic stories remain among children’s favourites with renowned authors such as Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl in the t ...

“Go Set a Watchman” – the eagerly awaited Harper Lee novel

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by Fingal Libraries on March 23, 2015.

The announcement that Harper Collins is to publish a sequel to the enduring classic by Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird has brought great excitement around the world over the last few months. When asked at the lending desk recently by a mother looking for ...

Book Review – The Girl on the Train and Crooked House

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by Fingal Libraries on March 16, 2015.

Do you love a good psychological thriller?  Do you enjoying playing detective and trying to figure out who did it?  Following the game of cat and mouse that leads to the unmasking of the villain?  If so, here are two books which I read recently and cou ...

Bringing the Library to all -Fingal Housebound Library Service

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by Fingal Libraries on March 9, 2015.

Fingal Housebound service was launched in 2001 and since then has been visiting borrowers all over Fingal who are unable to access their local library service. The Housebound Library focuses on social inclusion and equality of access for all the citizens ...

Seachtain na Gaeilge

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by Fingal Libraries on February 27, 2015.

Seachtain na Gaeilge, 1-17 Márta, 2015, i Leabharlanna Fhine Gall Tá cáil ar an seanfhocal, ‘Beatha Teanga í a labhairt’. Daoine a spreagadh, go háirithe páistí, chun an teanga a labhairt mar rud taitneamhach atá mar chuspóir do Sheachtain ...