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Celebrating the magic of Harry Potter in Blanchardstown Library

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by Fingal Libraries on July 31, 2018 in Libraries

“When in doubt, go to the library.”

Hermione Granger’s actions, as described by Ron Weasley, are excellent words to live by, we think, so we’re inviting all our borrowers to Blanchardstown Library for our biggest ever celebration of the world of Harry Potter.

How to Find the Best Book for Your Young Reader.

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by Fingal Libraries on January 23, 2018 in Libraries

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. The chosen books will appeal to boys and girls between 8 and 10 years

Healthy Ireland at Your Library.

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by Fingal Libraries on January 15, 2018 in Libraries

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 concerns that the current health status of people living in Ireland – including lifestyle trends and health inequalities

Celebrating Culture Night in Blanchardstown Library

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by Fingal Libraries on October 24, 2017 in Libraries

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 successful showcase, the library staff were excited to host the event once more, 

Bewitching Blanchardstown

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by Fingal Libraries on October 9, 2017 in Libraries

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 events for our young borrowers, which encompassed all the fun and magic of

Fingal Festival of History

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by Fingal Libraries on September 20, 2017 in Libraries

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 fascinating talks, a tour of Newbridge House, a family-friendly history event and a screening of Fingal’s Finest

Spark Your Imagination – Fingal Libraries presents The Write Time Festival 2017

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by Fingal Libraries on August 15, 2017 in Libraries

This September, Fingal Libraries presents the second annual Write Time Festival. The Write Time celebrates the written and spoken word in Fingal. Libraries across Fingal will host writing workshops and author talks to spark the imagination and inspire creativity. Whether you are beginning to write or would like to develop your work, The Write Time

Get Ready for National Heritage Week in Fingal Libraries, 19th – 27th August!

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by Fingal Libraries on August 1, 2017 in Libraries

Each year, at the end of August, national and local community organisations facilitate a programme of events throughout the country highlighting the abundance of great work that is carried out to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage. This year, National Heritage Week takes place from 19th – 27th August 

Full STEAM ahead at Fingal Libraries.

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by Fingal Libraries on July 22, 2017 in Libraries

In the last number of years, STEM or STEAM, has become the new buzzword in the educational world and it’s not hard to see why. It has been widely acknowledged that in order for Ireland to thrive in today’s knowledge-based economy, their workforce needs a strong Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) skills base. STEM […]

Have eServices, will travel!

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by Fingal Libraries on June 29, 2017 in Libraries

At this time of year we like to remind all our borrowers about the convenience of eBooks when travelling on your holidays. eBooks and eMagazines mean that you can beat the baggage charges by downloading multiple books on your eReader, tablet or phone and avoiding lugging around heavy books in your luggage. Here’s the links […]

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