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New Year New You!

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by Fingal Libraries on January 11, 2017.

As we moved in to the New Year of 2017  many of us resolved to drop our bad habits and work on self improvement. We are now in the second week of the New Year and this is perhaps the time that all of our resolve begins to weaken.  If you think you need ...

3D Printing in Donabate

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by Fingal Libraries on January 3, 2017.

We have an Ultimaker 3D printer in Donabate Library!  It is truly an amazing piece of equipment; so simple and yet capable of producing three dimensional object so exact and precise in their detail.  In one way it is a simple machine.  The printing mat ...

Books of 2016 – Choose your Book of the Year

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by Fingal Libraries on December 19, 2016.

Alberto Manguel, the Argentine-born writer, translator, and editor tells us “the association of books with their readers is unlike any other between objects and their users” (1996, A History of Reading). As 2016 draws to a close, you may like to think ...

What! No Turkey?!

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by Fingal Libraries on December 13, 2016.

Christmas is almost upon us and with it the festivities and the indulging can begin. The inner child in us can rejoice at all the fun and excitement of this month. It can be quite upsetting if any hiccups occur along the way or on the day, so planning and ...

Are you a budding Artist or Musician?

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by Fingal Libraries on December 6, 2016.

Fingal Libraries are pleased to announce the addition of ArtistWorks another great online service to their collection of eServices. ArtistWorks allows borrowers access high quality instructed music and art lessons online.  These video based lessons are r ...

Library Ireland Week 2016

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by Fingal Libraries on November 30, 2016.

Library Ireland Week runs from the 28th of Nov to the 4th of Dec.  The theme of this year’s Library Ireland Week is “Libraries: empowering through online access” and the focus is on the incredible range of online resources available in our librarie ...

Are Pokémon lurking in your local Fingal Library?

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by Fingal Libraries on November 23, 2016.

As a parent of two young boys, our household has experienced an infatuation with all things affiliated with Pokémon. It intensified over the summer when we were first introduced to “Pokémon GO” by my very excited 10 year old son. As he chattered con ...

Christmas Craft Ideas

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by Fingal Libraries on November 14, 2016.

With Christmas around the corner and the nights getting colder, it’s the perfect time to get crafty! There are so many things to make and do and you don’t need to spend too much time or money to achieve gorgeous handmade gifts and decorations.  If yo ...

Get set for Christmas with Fingal Libraries

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by Fingal Libraries on November 4, 2016.

It's that time of year when we start to make plans for Christmas and we begin to bake in earnest for the holiday season. Christmas Pudding needs a little bit of time to mature so we all aim to have them made and stored away at this point of time. If yo ...

Ramsey Campbell Territory

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by Fingal Libraries on October 28, 2016.

Some years ago I read Stephen King’s fascinating study of horror Danse Macabre, which included a section on the work of two of the leading practitioners of Britain’s new wave of horror in the 1970s, James Herbert and Ramsey Campbell. I had already ...