Transition Year Library Assistants

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

An Post Irish Book Awards shortlist announced

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

Openly Straight – Bill Konigsberg

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

Black History Month – Famous Black Authors

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

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls – Elena Favilli & Francesco Cavallo

From the back cover: "Goodnight stories for rebel girls cover reinvents fairy tales, inspiring girls with the stories of 100 heroic women from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams. Illustrated by 60 female artists from every corner of the world, this is the most-funded original book in the history of crowdfunding." Review by Ally C.: The … Continue reading Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls – Elena Favilli & Francesco Cavallo