As the evenings grow dark and wind grows chill, your body may be craving to snuggle down, eat crisps and drink hot chocolate and your reading radar may wish to fall in with your body and crave a comfort read. The Danes have a cultural phenomenon for this reaction to oncoming winter and they call it Hygge, which literally translates as “to give courage, comfort and joy”.
Celebrate Science Week with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen ‘Reproduction in Plants’, a non-fiction book written and illustrated by Julie Lundgren. This book explains all about the life cycle of plants.
I can’t believe it, I have become an open water swimmer! Months of watching crazy people swim in all kinds of weather, from glorious sunshine and calm days with the sea flat as glass, to choppy seas with howling winds, yet somewhere, deep in my psyche - it appealed to me.
Celebrate Science Week with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen ‘A Mouldy Mystery’ written by Michelle Knudsen and illustrated by Barry Gott. This can be found in Tumblebooks under the American spelling ‘A Moldy Mystery’.
Welcome back, last week using the website www.irishgenealogy.ie we looked at how to find a marriage certificate. Our example was the marriage of James McCormack and Catherine Clarke who married in 1903. This week, staying with this couple, we are going to try tracing them on the 1911 census.
Celebrate Science Week with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen ‘Faces of the Moon’, written by Bob Crelin and illustrated by Leslie Evans. This rhyming book explains how the moon seems to change shape every night.
“ Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again. It seemed to me I stood by the iron gate leading to the drive and for a while I could not enter, for the way was barred to me”
So begins this dark, suspenseful novel. From the beginning we are drawn through the iron gates of Manderley and down the drive towards this great house. We accompany the young heroine who is never given a name other than the second Mrs De Winter. Through her eyes we see the world of the first Mrs De Winter, the beautiful and accomplished Rebecca.