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“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 ...

Summer Reading Buzz

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by Fingal Libraries on June 27, 2015.

As the children finish up school for Summer Holidays, you may be looking for activities for  July and August! The library has the solution to this with the start of the Summer Reading Buzz programme in Fingal Libraries.  The concept is very simple. ...

“The Missing” by Jane Casey

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by Fingal Libraries on June 22, 2015.

The Garristown Village Book Club recently read The Missing, a crime fiction novel by author Jane Casey. The main character is Sarah Finch, a teacher in a secondary school in England. One sunny afternoon when Sarah and her brother Charlie were young childr ...

The Great Balbriggan Bake Off 2015!

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by Fingal Libraries on June 15, 2015.

As part of Balbriggan Summerfest 2015 Balbriggan Library organised The Great Balbriggan Bake Off. Bakers had a choice of five categories to enter: Cakes, Small Bakes, Bread, Pies/Tarts or Junior Baker for those aged 12 and under.  The library’s cookery ...

Bookcrossing!

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by Fingal Libraries on June 9, 2015.

BookCrossing is defined as "the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise." The term is derived from bookcrossing.com, a free online book club which began in order to encourage the practice, aimi ...

U3A Sutton Baldoyle (Guest Blog)

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by Fingal Libraries on May 29, 2015.

U3A Sutton Baldoyle - OUR FIRST TEN YEARS 2005 – 2015  Small Beginnings The date was May 2005, when the late Joe Fitzpatrick, with the support of Baldoyle Library and Age Action Ireland, and a number of likeminded people from the locality came toge ...

Posthumously Famous Authors

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by Fingal Libraries on May 19, 2015.

In recent times there have been many previously forgotten or unrecognised authors who’ve had individual works lauded after their death. It may be the most poignant and bittersweet kind of literary success but it is of some consolation to remaining famil ...