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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 ...

7 Recommended Non-fiction Reads That Will Enthrall You

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by Fingal Libraries on February 28, 2018.

There’s a huge and diverse range of non-fiction books published every year, and so many are available in our Libraries. Fergus O'Reilly, a Librarian based in Howth Library has chosen a selection of some of his favourite titles. Here are some of the ab ...

How to Find the Best Book for Your Young Reader

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by Fingal Libraries on January 23, 2018.

Finding a series of books your child is interested in is always rewarding.  This blog lists a selection of  children’s books (including some lesser known titles) to make the process of finding new reading material just a little easier for parents. ...

Healthy Ireland at Your Library

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by Fingal Libraries on January 15, 2018.

Healthy Ireland is a government initiative which aims to create a  society where everyone can enjoy mental and physical health, and where wellbeing is valued and supported.     The Healthy Ireland initiative came about because of c ...

Our Staff Picks -10 Favourite Reads of 2017

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by Fingal Libraries on December 4, 2017.

  As 2017 draws to a close, ask yourself if you can remember the books you read during the year. Which ones were memorable? What was your favourite read, new or old, fiction or non-fiction? We asked some Fingal Library staff members to pic ...

Homework Help for Kids

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by Fingal Libraries on November 22, 2017.

Fingal County Libraries are here to help your child with all their homework and school project needs. We can provide access to several free resources, including premium online databases, allowing children to Learn, Explore and Discover in a safe and age ...

Celebrating Culture Night in Blanchardstown Library

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by Fingal Libraries on October 24, 2017.

Friday, September 22 ended as any other Friday in Blanchardstown Library, but less than half an hour after closing time, the doors re-opened to welcome our borrowers back for our Culture Night celebrations. Following on from last year’s wildly succes ...

Bewitching Blanchardstown

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by Fingal Libraries on October 9, 2017.

There was magic in the air in Blanchardstown Library on Thursday, August 17, as staff members opened the doors of Blanchardstown School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In July, a small committee of witches and wizards came together to create a programme of ...

Fingal Festival of History

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by Fingal Libraries on September 20, 2017.

Fingal Libraries in partnership with Newbridge House and Farm presents The Fingal Festival of History – a weekend of talks and events in Newbridge House, Donabate, from Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October 2017.  History-lovers can expect fascin ...

Rediscovered Books! “Swords: A Social History” by Francis W. Coleman

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by Fingal Libraries on September 13, 2017.

I was tidying the store room in Swords library where all the older non-fiction stock is kept when I came across a gem of a book called Swords: A Social History. It stopped me in my tracks when I read the first page, a letter dated the 19th of September 19 ...