Supernatural Literature for Junior and Young Adult Readers

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by Fingal Libraries on November 24, 2014 in Libraries

Supernatural literature encompasses a diverse range of fiction, from tales of ghostly intrusions to stories of cosmic terror. Many such works have now attained the status of classics, and characters such as Dracula, Frankenstein, and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde are now familiar to millions, many of whom may never have read the original works […]


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by Fingal Libraries on November 17, 2014 in Libraries

If you lived in Alexandria, Egypt, in the third century BCE, you’d be in the vicinity of the largest library in the known world. Not that you’d have access to it, unless you were a scholar, writer, copier, or one of the slaves assigned to collect and replace the tablets and scrolls of papyrus that […]

Fingal Schools Boxing Programme

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by Niall McGuirk on November 14, 2014 in Fingal, Managers

Schools Boxing Programme I forgot how hard boxing training was…I suppose it has been 20 years since I last had a pair of gloves on! God I’m excited though! I’m interning with Fingal ‘s Sports Office, computers are my thing but I mentioned to my boss that I use to box and he arranged for […]

Fingal Libraries – Your Library accessible 24/7

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by Fingal Libraries on November 11, 2014 in Libraries

When Fingal Libraries launched their digital services in 2012, little did we know that it would become so popular! The introduction of these services has made the library accessible to people who for whatever reason may not have previously been able to use the service.  It has given people a choice – they may choose […]

A Review of “DREGS” (Jorn Lier Horst)

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by Fingal Libraries on November 5, 2014 in Fingal, Libraries

“DREGS” by Jorn Lier Horst (William Wisting Mystery 1). Scandinavian crime drama, in print, audio, and on tv has accelerated over recent years, with many featuring on the bestsellers lists on a regular basis. If you are a fan of Scandinavian Crime Drama, you may like to read this novel written by a real life […]

Maths Week Coding Fun

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by Fingal Libraries on November 3, 2014 in Fingal, Libraries

A guest blog by Sabine McKenna, cccSkerries. “It’s Maths Week. You are software developers, and your boss has just given you the job of creating a maths game. She just had time to tell you to ‘Make it fun. And Maths-y,’ before she had to leave for an urgent meeting…” That is the brief I […]

Beware of Bears in the Library!!

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by Fingal Libraries on October 29, 2014 in Fingal, Libraries

Beware of bears in Fingal Libraries!! Balbriggan Library’s recent Teddy Bear Sleepover delighted our young borrowers and gave the teddy bears a night to remember. However, it was the first event of its kind in Fingal Libraries and we learned a lot. Wildlife event-management wasn’t covered in library school so we’ve put together a practical […]

Dracula’s Dilemma

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by Fingal Libraries on October 28, 2014 in Fingal, Libraries

What am I wearing for Halloween this year?  Now that we are half way through October this cry resounds throughout my house.  Having 4 children – 2 boys and 2 girls – ranging from 19 down to 9 I have resolved this dilemma many times.  Some requests are satisfied with something bought in the shop […]

From Page to Screen: Three Classic Black and White Horror Films

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by Fingal Libraries on October 22, 2014 in Fingal, Libraries

As Halloween approaches, you might be thinking of settling down to watch a horror movie or read a ghost story.  There are plenty of spooky books and films to be found in the library, not least these three classic, black and white horror films adapted from novels and short stories. Night of the Demon (1957) […]

Harnessing Creativity

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by Fingal Libraries on October 14, 2014 in Fingal, Libraries

A Guest Blog Post by Writer and Poet Colm Keegan. In July I was invited to work with the members of Dunsink Horse Club out in Fingal. I’d visit up there once a week, to work on poems and stories, so that eventually, the club members could build up enough material to put together for […]

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