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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 ...

Beware of Bears in the Library!!

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by Fingal Libraries on October 29, 2014.

Beware of bears in Fingal Libraries!! Balbriggan Library’s recent Teddy Bear Sleepover delighted our young borrowers and gave the teddy bears a night to remember. However, it was the first event of its kind in Fingal Libraries and we learned a lot. W ...

Dracula’s Dilemma

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by Fingal Libraries on October 28, 2014.

What am I wearing for Halloween this year?  Now that we are half way through October this cry resounds throughout my house.  Having 4 children – 2 boys and 2 girls – ranging from 19 down to 9 I have resolved this dilemma many times.  Some requests ...

From Page to Screen: Three Classic Black and White Horror Films

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by Fingal Libraries on October 22, 2014.

As Halloween approaches, you might be thinking of settling down to watch a horror movie or read a ghost story.  There are plenty of spooky books and films to be found in the library, not least these three classic, black and white horror films adapted fro ...

Harnessing Creativity

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by Fingal Libraries on October 14, 2014.

A Guest Blog Post by Writer and Poet Colm Keegan. In July I was invited to work with the members of Dunsink Horse Club out in Fingal. I'd visit up there once a week, to work on poems and stories, so that eventually, the club members could build up enou ...