Very Short Introductions from Oxford University Press Online

laptopHave you ever wished to get an overview of a subject but were unsure where to start? Why not try Very Short Introductions from Oxford University Press, this collection of 600 books cover a range of subjects in the Arts, Law, Medicine, Sciences and Social Sciences from Abolitionism to Zionism and everything in between. All titles provide intelligent and serious introductions to a range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable.

Spring into Storytime with Castle on Hester Street

book title For this Spring into Storytime session, we have chosen ‘Castle on Hester Street’, written by Linda Heller and illustrated by Boris Kulikov. Julie enjoys listening to her grandfather’s stories about how he started a new life in New York after travelling from Russia…even if his stories are very, very different from her grandmother’s versions.

Two titles by Edna O'Brien

author Today we are recommending two titles on BorrowBox by legendary Irish writer Edna O’Brien. O'Brien, (born December 15, 1930, Twamgraney, County Clare, Ireland), Irish novelist, short-story writer, and screenwriter whose work has been noted for its portrayal of women, evocative description, and sexual candour.

Spring into Storytime with All Aboard the Dinotrain

book titleFor this Spring into Storytime session, we have chosen ‘All Aboard the Dinotrain’, written by Deb Lund and illustrated by Howard Fine. This is a fun story about a bunch of dinosaurs who have great difficulties trying to control a runaway train.

STEM Recommended Reading for Children

logoExplore the concepts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) through exciting, funny, and memorable stories. Is truth stranger than fiction? Well it's every bit as thrilling, that's for sure.To follow is a selection of novels for all ages that explore the worlds of STEM through the imaginative art of storytelling that are sure to spark excitement and creativity. All available to borrow from Borrowbox with your library card!

Spring into Storytime with Clark the Shark

book titleFor this Spring into Storytime session, we have chosen Clark the Shark, written by Bruce Hale and illustrated by Guy Francis. Clark is a shark that loves school but he keeps annoying everyone by being too rough. Then he comes up with a rhyming idea that solves his problem.

On the Survival of Humanity by Risteárd Mulcahy

readingMulcahy has always been interested in the relationship between population and the planet and is deeply concerned about the future of mankind as it ignores the well-being of our planet home. As in previous publications, he warns us about the limitations of Planet Earth as the home of man and other living creatures.

Get Gardening

gardeningFor the gardeners among you the extra time being spent at home is a golden opportunity to get outside more than ever and have the garden looking its best. For the rest of us, whether we have access to a garden, big or small, a balcony or a sunny windowsill we can still start growing plants and developing our green fingers.

Food & Drinks magazines in Pressreader

logoFinding new ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, has become particularly challenging now that we're staying home a lot more than usual. Dublin City Library users have an abundance of recipes at their fingertips in Pressreader's Food & Drink section.

‘Alone in Berlin’ and ‘A Whole Life’ - books by German authors.

readingOur colleague Charlotte is sharing her views on two books by German authors. I always try to get keep in touch with literary developments in Germany which is where I am from. Lately, I have come across two wonderful German novels, one originally published in 1947, the other in 2014. Both celebrate the lives of ordinary people but in very different ways.