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Summer Stars Tumble Books with Geronimo Stilton: The Great Ice Age

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 graphic novel called ‘Geronimo Stilton: The Great Ice Age’, written by Geronimo Stilton and illustrated by Lorenzo de Pretto. Geronimo Stilton’s enemies, the Pirate Cats, travel back in time to 40,000 years ago. When they plan to capture a Giant Woolly Mammoth and bring it back to the present, Geronimo must travel back in time to stop them before they change history.

Remote access to business library databases

databasesUntil the temporary Covid 19 closure, the Business Library in the Central Library offered library visitors access to many valuable e-resources. Following discussions with our suppliers, library staff are now in a position to remotely access several of these databases. In the past library users undertook their own research in the library. In this new situation, detailed below, library users email questions to the business library staff who will then search the databases listed for useful answers. We are pleased to be able to restore an important part of the service we offered in the Business Library, and we will do our best to answer your queries.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Animals in Camouflage

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 ‘Animals in Camouflage’, written and illustrated by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes.

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.

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