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
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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 […]

Big Library Read with OverDrive

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by Fingal Libraries on October 8, 2014 in Fingal, Libraries

Fingal Libraries are participating in Overdrive’s Big Library Read! The Big Library Read is a worldwide digital version of a local book club, which will run from 13th – 28th Oct. The title chosen is ‘Anatomy of a misfit’ by Andrea Portesand.   Big Library Read Participants will be among the first to read the […]

Craft Work in Fingal

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by Fingal Libraries on October 1, 2014 in Fingal, Libraries

Every Thursday morning a group of likeminded individuals come together for a spot of Crafting in Donabate Library.  With a mix of ages and backgrounds all of the members of the Donabate Crafting Circle bring along a craft piece that they are working on.   These talented ladies (men welcome to attend too!) freely pass on […]

Dunsink Horse Club

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by Fingal Libraries on September 23, 2014 in Fingal, Libraries

Since July 2014 Fingal Libraries, Fingal Parks and the Irish Horse Welfare Trust have been involved in a creative writing project with a group of horse owners and their families at the Dunsink Horse Club. Dunsink, once a landfill site, is now being transformed into a public regional park by Fingal County Council. For many […]

What a summer!

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by Fingal Libraries on September 9, 2014 in Fingal, Libraries

In the words of Dusty Springfield “The summer is over…” But what a summer it was.  If you were in the Fingal area, you might have noticed all sorts of strange and wonderful things going on in libraries for children. There was a huge increase in our Buzzy bee population and guess what, they were […]

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