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Introducing “Rory’s Rainbow”: A Beautiful Children’s Picture book by Fingal Resident Aoife Kirwan

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by Fingal Libraries on May 15, 2019.

Rory’s Rainbow is a new children’s picture book, written and self-published by Garristown resident and local school teacher, Aoife Kirwan. The book tells the story of Rory the robin who goes on a love hunt and seeks answers to lots of questions ...

Autism Friendly Fridays in Blanchardstown Library

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by Fingal Libraries on April 25, 2019.

Blanchardstown Library is one of the biggest and busiest libraries in the country serving a diverse community.  Staff had been talking about introducing autism friendly hours for a while and the seeds were firmly planted after I attended a seminar ho ...

Learning to Upcycle Your Clothes at Skerries Repair Café

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by Fingal Libraries on April 11, 2019.

A couple of weeks ago, I had a very interesting Sunday afternoon outing with my mother-in-law to a Repair Café in Skerries. It was organised for Sunday 24/03/2019 from 3-5pm in the Lounge of the Bus Bar, Skerries, Co. Dublin. My mother-in-law is a ...

Freegal Music: Fingal Libraries New Streaming & Downloading Service

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by Fingal Libraries on March 4, 2019.

  We had a staff tea-break argument about Leonard Cohen this morning. For the life of us, we couldn’t agree what music genre he falls under. One person suggested ‘Canadian Country/Folk’ while another insisted there should be a new ‘Mor ...

Welcoming 2019 & Celebrating New Year’s Resolutions at Your Local Fingal County Library

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by Fingal Libraries on January 4, 2019.

Happy New Year, from all of us at Fingal County Libraries. It’s that time again, as we return to work from an indulgent festive break, we pause to reflect on a year gone by and, for many, pledge to carve out an overall better version of ourselves ...

4 Reasons Why Fingal Libraries Love to Blog

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by Fingal Libraries on December 31, 2018.

Since April 2014, Fingal Libraries have written and published close to 200 blogs .  With over 12 million items available for lending, and with thousands of FREE events and activities running across our branches, our Library blog allows us to raise a ...

Robots take over Fingal Libraries in STEM spectacular

Fingal County Council was taken over by robots in November and December... but only for two days. Based in Grove Road, Blanchardstown on Saturday, November 24, and in the Atrium at County Hall, Swords, on Saturday, December 1, two day-long robotics event ...

A Year in Review with the Blanchardstown Library Radio Show

It has been an extraordinarily busy year for Blanchardstown Library, and to mark the festive season, the Blanchardstown Library Radio Show took a look back on our fondest memories of 2018. In an extended show on Christmas Eve, hosts Aoife, Ciara, a ...

Ag Cur Críoch le Bliain na Gaeilge I Leabharlann Bhaile Bhlainséir

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by Fingal Libraries on December 17, 2018.

  Bhí spórt agus spraoi againn i Leabharlann Bhaile Bhlainséir ar an 13 Samhain, nuair a chuireamar críoch le Bliain na Gaeilge lenár gceiliúradh ‘Blas Baile Bhlainséir’. Ba lá lán Ghaeilge é le scéalta, códáil, iógart reo ...

Christmas Cheer at Blanchardstown Library

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by Fingal Libraries on December 15, 2018.

  Blanchardstown Library got into the Christmas spirit with great enthusiasm on Tuesday, December 4, as we celebrated the season with song, stories, and puppets! The day started with a special ‘My First Christmas’ story-time with Ciara, ...