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Anyone else starting to countdown the days until this phenomenon finally comes to theaters? Check out the trailer! If you’ve already finished the trilogy and are eager for more, why not try Orwell’s 1984 or Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding’s Lord of the Flies? All these are available in the library!


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Patrick Ness has won the Red House Children’s Book Award 2012 for his novel A Monster Calls, which tells the story of a boy whose mother has got cancer.  Have you read his other great books – The Ask And The Answer; The Knife of Never Letting Go and Monsters of Men?  All can be borrowed from the Library.

The Public Lending Right (PLR) has announced the most popular loans from public libraries.  Readers’ top choice was Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol.  James Patterson has three books in the top five and seven in the top ten.  Bill Bryson’s At Home: An Informal History of Private Life was the most borrowed non-fiction title.

Books by all these authors can be found in the Library.


To help celebrate World Book Day St Andrew’s College will be supporting St Michael’s House “Bring a Book, Buy a Book” campaign.

St Michael’s House helps over 1,500 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the greater Dublin area.

Would You Like To Help?

You can help by donating good quality unwanted books to Miss Ryan in the Senior Library who will then organise them for the book sale on Thursday, 8th March.  Adult and children’s books will be gratefully received.

You can buy books donated by others for €2 and all proceeds will go to St Michael’s House Early Services and Residential programmes.

For further information about St. Michael’s House check out

An ‘elaborate illustated edition’ of Joyce’s ‘The Cats of Copenhagen’ has been published in Dublin according to today’s The Irish Times.   The story was written in 1936 for Joyce’s grandson, Stephen.  Since the 1st January unpublished works by Joyce and other authors are in the public domain.