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The Write Time for Inspiration

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by Fingal Libraries on August 27, 2018.

Fingal Libraries annual celebration of creativity & writing in Fingal, the Write Time Festival, takes place this September. Library branches will host free workshops and talks throughout the month of September to spark the imagination and inspire ...

Our Favourite Summer Reads of 2018

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by Fingal Libraries on August 20, 2018.

As the Summer of 2018 draws to a close, ask yourself if you can remember the books you read over the Summer. Which ones were memorable? What was your favourite read, new or old, fiction or non-fiction? We asked Fingal Library staff to pick their favou ...

The Sequel to “How to Live a Rubbish Free Life”

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by Fingal Libraries on July 16, 2018.

After 6 months in the new house, the bin-less situation is still working well. We have made some additional swaps and changes which have reduced the wastage further and this in turn has led to a decrease in recycling centre visits. These changes have been ...

5 Reasons Why Your Child Should Join Our Summer Stars Reading Adventure

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by Fingal Libraries on June 26, 2018.

Summer Stars is an exciting reading-based programme which is available free of charge to all children across the county of Fingal. Fingal Libraries  have compiled five reasons why your child should become a Summer Star and join the 2018 Summer St ...

A Volunteer’s Unforgettable Experience at the Special Olympics Ireland Games 2018

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by Fingal Libraries on June 20, 2018.

Special Olympics has opened up a whole new world to people with intellectual disabilities and has contributed to improving self-confidence, social competence, building greater athletic skills and higher self-esteem. When the opportunity arose to v ...

A Feast of Female Voices: Celebrating The Long Gaze Back

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by Fingal Libraries on May 21, 2018.

From making a choice between ‘want’ and ‘need’ to dealing with the loss of a loved one, and from rural Ireland to a bazaar in Egypt; ‘The Long Gaze Back’ takes us on a remarkable journey, and on April 12, it led us to Blanchardstown Librar ...

Read Your Mind: Helping Young People to Support Their Mental Health

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by Fingal Libraries on May 1, 2018.

“One of the most important things that the library offers is a free, openly accessible place for all of our citizens, young and not so young. It is one of the only public spaces left where you don’t need to buy anything or have a reason for being ...

What Can Young People Gain from Joining the European Solidarity Corps?

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by Fingal Libraries on April 23, 2018.

What is the European Solidarity Corps? The European Voluntary Corps offers young people the opportunity to gain valuable experience working in a range of solidarity themed projects across the European Union. There are two types of projects you c ...

Tips on How to Live a Rubbish Free Life

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by Fingal Libraries on April 11, 2018.

Coming from a family of eco-warrior ‘cycling re-cyclists’, I had some big plans on moving into our first proper home just before Christmas and these revolved around making life simpler. One big decision we made was to try and live a bit more rubbi ...

Listen & Surprise! A Multimedia Creative Challenge for Poetry Day Ireland 26 April 2018!

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by Fingal Libraries on March 7, 2018.

 Poetry Day Ireland 26 April 2018 "Mortals speak in so far as they listen." (Martin Heidegger: Poetry, Language, Thought) When asked to suggest a project for Poetry Day, I instantly thought of something to do with listening. I don’t think I ...