The Gift of Yoga

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by Fingal Libraries on April 4, 2016 in Libraries, Sports & Recreation

I took my first yoga class almost 20 years ago and was fascinated with it from the very start. When I tell people that I practice Yoga I often hear some common misconceptions. People often think that in order to do yoga you have to be flexible (not true), or physically fit (not true either) […]

A Guest Blogger Review of “The Big Short” by Michael Lewis

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by Fingal Libraries on March 24, 2016 in Libraries

The Big Short by Michael Lewis is the story of how a few, very clever people made money out of the collapse of the US housing market in 2008. By 2008, about a trillion dollars’ worth of mortgages had been provided to US property owners in ways that appeared to be safe but were in […]

Young Adult Title Wins Costa Book of the Year Award 2015

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by Fingal Libraries on March 19, 2016 in Libraries

Frances Hardinge was the surprise winner of The Costa Book of Year, with her young adult book The Lie Tree. She became the second YA author to receive the award. Philip Pullman, also won the award in 2005., for The Amber Spyglass. Hardinge has being making waves as a YA writer, the winning title is […]

Seachtain na Gaeilge & 1916 Centenary Celebration in Swords Library

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by Fingal Libraries on March 3, 2016 in Libraries

Seachtain na Gaeilge & 1916 Centenary Celebration in Swords Library March 18th & 19th Here in Swords Library we’ve decided to add to the many commemorative events happening in Fingal by having a Seachtain na Gaeilge weekend with an eye on the 1916 centenary. The success of our Irish language Culture Night last year made […]

“McDowell”

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by Fingal Libraries on February 25, 2016 in Libraries

2014 will be remembered as the year McDowell joined our family. McDowell being a pure black, green eyed, short haired, mischievous, rascally cat. We first noticed him early that year patrolling the perimeter of the house. These surveillance operations became more and more frequent but it wasn’t until March that he formally introduced himself. Catching […]

Chinese New Year 2016

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by Fingal Libraries on February 18, 2016 in Libraries

Chinese New Year took place on Monday 8th February this year.  In Malahide Library I put up a display in the Junior Section to acknowledge this celebration Unlike western cycles the Chinese calendar has names that are repeated every 60 years.  Within the ‘Stem-Branch’ system is a shorter cycle of 12-years denoted by animals, namely […]

Mr. Tickle is 45!

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by Fingal Libraries on February 12, 2016 in Libraries

Roger Hargreaves was born in Yorkshire in England in 1935. He began writing the Mr. Men books in 1971 when his son, Adam, was curious to know what a tickle looked like. Roger drew an orange figure with long stretchy arms and so Mr. Tickle was created. This was the start of the Mr. Men […]

“The Dovekeepers” by Alice Hoffman

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by Fingal Libraries on February 4, 2016 in Libraries

The Tuesday Book Club in Howth Library has been meeting on the last Tuesday of every month since October 2013. During that time, we have read almost thirty books together and have enjoyed many of them and also disliked a few. Of the books that we all really loved The Dovekeepers, by New York Times […]

Arts & Crafts in the Library: Stone Ladybird

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by Fingal Libraries on January 28, 2016 in Libraries

Every month, like most other libraries, we have an arts and crafts session for children in Donabate Library.  Over the past two years they have created everything from flying bats to origami boxes, farm animals to Christmas wreaths.  The process of creating something new is always fun and the end results are as individual and […]

From Page to Screen: Oscar Nominations

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by Fingal Libraries on January 20, 2016 in Libraries

It’s Oscar Nomination season with the Award Ceremony taking place in February on Sunday the 28th. It’s been the year of the “Page to Screen” with many of the nominations being movies that were adapted from books. It also could be considered the year of the Irish Film with Irish Actors, Directors and Writers getting […]

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