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Bealtaine 2017 in Fingal Libraries

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by Fingal Libraries on March 29, 2017.

Welcome to the season of 'Bealtaine' - the season of early Summer when new hope beckons to all nature. Bealtaine events are taking place during the month of May in Fingal Libraries and all over Ireland.   Music Appreciation with Ted Courtney ...

Fingal Libraries Development Plan 2017 – 2021: Consultation Process

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by Fingal Libraries on March 22, 2017.

Fingal Libraries Development Plan 2017 - 2021: Consultation Process Fingal County Council has started work on its Libraries Development Plan 2017 – 2021. It is a great opportunity for the Council to make a public statement about the development of l ...

Bibliotherapy – Help Take the Weight Off Your Mind

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by Fingal Libraries on March 16, 2017.

All families experience challenges and difficulties at one stage or another. If emotional or family problems are getting on top of you, Fingal County Libraries are here to help. The Fingal Healthy Reading Scheme is a collection of recommended self-help bo ...

All about Book Clubs!

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by Fingal Libraries on March 8, 2017.

When it comes to reading, it’s very easy to only pick up books that we know we’ll love and leave behind the ones we are unsure of. I myself am 100% guilty of this and have been for many years. It would take countless recommendations or the book would ...

Shrove/Pancake Tuesday

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by Fingal Libraries on February 27, 2017.

There really is nothing nicer than a tall stack of fluffy, golden pancakes to warm your belly. Usually eaten at breakfast time, but on pancake Tuesday the rules are completely disregarded. They can be enjoyed at any time of the day, or at every meal if yo ...

Harry Potter Book Night – Some Serious Creative Magic

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by Fingal Libraries on February 22, 2017.

Aileen Gallagher writes about the evening that Howth Library was transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry  to celebrate Harry Potter Book Night, on Tuesday 2nd February! This annual event is organised by Bloomsbury Publishers ...

The Prison Book Club

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by Fingal Libraries on February 18, 2017.

Ann Walmsley’s The Prison Book Club is a memoir of the two years she spent as a volunteer in Ontario at two prison book clubs for inmates. She is an award-winning Canadian journalist who’d suffered a violent mugging in 2002 when living in London. Beca ...

Balbriggan LGBTQ+ Book Club

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by Fingal Libraries on February 7, 2017.

Orla Drohan, of Fingal Libraries, spoke to Liz Bourke about the new Balbriggan LGBTQ+ Book Club she set up that meets in Balbriggan Library. Why did you decide to set up an LGTBQ book club? Liz Bourke: The short answer? - I couldn't find a local one ...

“Design a Book Project” Awards Ceremony

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by Fingal Libraries on January 26, 2017.

On Thursday January 26th of January The Atrium, County Hall, Swords was alive with the sounds of a class of junior infants invited to an award ceremony for a “Design a Book Project”, a collaborative project between Fingal County Council, Libraries De ...

Children who like Harry Potter might like……

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by Fingal Libraries on January 18, 2017.

If your child was a fan of the Harry Potter series and is looking to delve into another epic fantasy adventure series, look no further as we have prepared a list of some possible contenders.  All book titles in this list have the necessary qualities of h ...