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Poetry for the soul

readingFor John Keats, ‘Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one’s soul.’ For James Elroy Flecker, ‘It is not the poet’s business to save man’s soul but to make it worth saving.’ Poetry and the soul have always been closely intertwined. Here are some goodreads.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Jackson and Bud’s Bumpy Ride

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a non-fiction book called ‘Jackson and Bud’s Bumpy Ride’, written by Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff and illustrated by Wes Hargis. This is the fascinating true story about an attempt in 1903 by two men and a dog to be the first to drive a car across the United States.

Newly added Bestselling authors

logoIn the strictest academic terms, a romance is a narrative genre in literature that involves a mysterious, adventurous, or spiritual story line where the focus is on a quest that involves bravery and strong values, not always a love interest. Here’s the thing: sometimes, you just want to read a good love story. Or at least, something with a few dramatic swoons. But a romance novel, per se? Nothing so gaudy or slapdash for you! You need real literature. Well, here’s the answer: a selection of romantic books that will rev your motor (emotional or otherwise) but don’t fall into that taboo category of cheap paper and cheaper storylines.

Spark Joy by Marie Kondo book review

authorIs “Spark Joy, an Illustrated Guide to the Japanese Art of Tidying” really a life changer or just another fashion trend? Is the ‘queen of tidying’ deserving of her title? Marie Kondo’s chuck it if it doesn’t spark joy method of tidying is a great way to tackle the often tumultuous job of tidying providing a guide to the decision making necessary in choosing the things you really want to bring with you into the future.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Jeremy and the Enchanted Theatre

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen ‘Jeremy and the Enchanted Theatre’, by Becky Citra and illustrated by Jessica Milne. When Jeremy and a cat named Aristotle travel back in time to Ancient Greece, they have many adventures while working out how to return home.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Any Pet Will Do

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen ‘Any Pet Will Do’, written by Nancy Shouse. When Jeremy can’t decide what pet he would like, he sets up a pet-sitting business to help him choose, leading to lots of adventures.

TTRS with Dublin City Libraries

logoDid you know that as a member of Dublin City Libraries, you can access the Touch-type Read & Spell (TTRS) course for free? What is TTRS and who can use it? TTRS is a multisensory, structured, online typing course which assists students to learn at their own pace.

Author Spotlight: Robin Stevens

authorRobin Stevens is an American-born English woman author of children's fiction, best known for her Murder Most Unladylike series. She has spoken of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction as an influence on her work.

New ‘Call and Collect’ service at Dublin City Libraries.

Pearse StreetDublin City Libraries are operating a 'Call and collect' collection service as part of the phased re-opening of libraries.

Whose life are you living? – Tony Humphreys

readingThis book describes a study of the culture and influences which affect our individual sense of self and worth. With a focus on family, education, religious and work organisations the author provides an analysis of how the ethos within each system contributes to our wholly developing the various aspects of self -physical, social, emotional, creative, intellectual and spiritual.

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