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Shopping Online at Christmas – Know your Rights!

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by Fingal Libraries on December 11, 2014.

This month tends to be a busy one for shoppers, with many planning their Christmas spending and turning to the internet to research deals and offers. It is important that those looking to buy online are aware of their rights so as to minimise the risk of ...

Autobiographies

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by Fingal Libraries on December 8, 2014.

Approaching Christmas is the peak time for new autobiographies. Most of us, and most celebrities, would be happy with having written just one. But in the modern age there are many figures who achieve fame or are in the spotlight at a young age. There are ...

Cake & Bake Club

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by Fingal Libraries on December 4, 2014.

The Cake & Bake club was first set up by Anne Carter Carroll in Rush library in February 2013 and has since expanded to include Howth library. Anne has a background in catering and is herself a keen home baker. Inspired by the popularity of baking pro ...

Christmas Films from Fingal Libraries

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by Fingal Libraries on December 2, 2014.

Fingal Libraries stock a wide variety of DVDs and films - coming up to Christmas we have highlighted some of the seasonal selection we have available. Coming up to Christmas time there is nothing better than gathering the family together on the couch to ...

Supernatural Literature for Junior and Young Adult Readers

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by Fingal Libraries on November 24, 2014.

Supernatural literature encompasses a diverse range of fiction, from tales of ghostly intrusions to stories of cosmic terror. Many such works have now attained the status of classics, and characters such as Dracula, Frankenstein, and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde ...

FROM ALEXANDRIA TO SWORDS IN A BRIEF SCROLL

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by Fingal Libraries on November 17, 2014.

If you lived in Alexandria, Egypt, in the third century BCE, you’d be in the vicinity of the largest library in the known world. Not that you’d have access to it, unless you were a scholar, writer, copier, or one of the slaves assigned to collect and ...

Fingal Schools Boxing Programme

by Niall McGuirk on November 14, 2014.

Schools Boxing Programme I forgot how hard boxing training was…I suppose it has been 20 years since I last had a pair of gloves on! God I’m excited though! I’m interning with Fingal ‘s Sports Office, computers are my thing but I mentioned to ...

Fingal Libraries – Your Library accessible 24/7

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by Fingal Libraries on November 11, 2014.

When Fingal Libraries launched their digital services in 2012, little did we know that it would become so popular! The introduction of these services has made the library accessible to people who for whatever reason may not have previously been able to ...

A Review of “DREGS” (Jorn Lier Horst)

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by Fingal Libraries on November 5, 2014.

"DREGS" by Jorn Lier Horst (William Wisting Mystery 1). Scandinavian crime drama, in print, audio, and on tv has accelerated over recent years, with many featuring on the bestsellers lists on a regular basis. If you are a fan of Scandinavian Crime D ...

Maths Week Coding Fun

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by Fingal Libraries on November 3, 2014.
thumbnail views of the children's coding projects

A guest blog by Sabine McKenna, cccSkerries. "It's Maths Week. You are software developers, and your boss has just given you the job of creating a maths game. She just had time to tell you to 'Make it fun. And Maths-y,' before she had to leave for an u ...