Every so often, we magic up the Statistics Machine (yes, that is the official title) and work out which books St Dominic's students are reading most. This is partly because we like lists, and partly so we know which books to re-order, and which type (or genre) of books you want more of. It's also … Continue reading These are a few of our favourite reads…
We would like to publish some recent book reviews on the Library Blog! If you have written one please submit it to email@example.com. Guidelines: Full title and author's name; Length is flexible. We are happy to accept reviews from 100-300 words. Try to cover the points below, if possible; A short summary of the book … Continue reading Writing submissions requested
It's Community Care Week in St Dominic's Transition Year, and we have six TY students in the Library! They are working in two teams today. One group is helping with a stock take and the other group is clearing out some very dusty storage cupboards. We are always lucky to have enthusiastic students to help … Continue reading Transition Year Library Assistants
The shortlist for the An Post Irish Book Awards has been announced, and it's really great! We are so on board with the choice of nominees! You can see the full list of nominees on the Book Awards site below. We have a few of the books in stock, here. You can see the links … Continue reading An Post Irish Book Awards shortlist announced
Last term, our second years were set the challenge of describing a favourite book in exactly six words - no more, no less. This is harder than you think! They met the task with enthusiasm and whimsy. The entries above are the ones which were selected as the 'top six' by a team of … Continue reading Six Word Books
This novel follows the struggle of Rafe Goldburg and his coming out story. As Rafe comes to the realisation that his differences will be a challenge, he must learn to break down the barriers that lie ahead without forgetting who he truly is. Review by Cindy Ariyo
Maya Angelou Writer, poet, screenwriter, actor, dancer 1928-2014 Missouri, USA Famous book: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969) - Autobiography Famous poem: Still I Rise Maya Angelou made literary history with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings which was the first non-fiction best-seller by an African-American woman. Chinua Achebe Author, Educator, Publisher 1930–2013 … Continue reading Black History Month – Famous Black Authors
February is Black History Month! While Black History Month originated as an African American celebration, we recognise it here in the St Dominic's library. We have a great selection of books by Writers of Colour in the library. We'll be having events later in the month, including a discussion on African Irish identity, some readings from … Continue reading It’s Black History Month!