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Last Chance to enter! ITT Short Story Competition 1st Prize €500. DEADLINE 12 NOON (GMT) Irish time, MONDAY 13th AUGUST 2018.

The ITT Short Story Competition is run in association with the Red Line Book Festival and in conjunction with South Dublin County Council.

It is free to enter.
Entries now being accepted up to 12 Noon (GMT) Irish Time, on Monday 13th August 2018

Contest prizes:

1st Prize    €500

2nd Prize  €250

3rd Prize   €150

International entries are welcome.
Further information and the submission form are now available online at:

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Library open Saturday 11th and 18th August 2018 10am - 5pm...

Library opens on the following Saturdays 10am - 5pm



Closed Saturday 25th August

Monday 13th - Friday 24th August 9.15am - 7pm

The library is a silent study zone from
 Monday 13th - Friday 24th August
For full details of library hours, events and exhibitions see:
Library Hours
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Tuesday 7th - Friday 24th August 2016

Monday - Friday 9.15am - 7pm

Library desk service until 5pm

Saturday 11th and 18th August 10am - 5pm

Closed Saturday 25th August

Closed Sunday
For full details of library opening hours, exhibitions and events go to:
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Library favourite Reads for August 2018

To see the full list go to:

Check your local library for the titles:  Irish Public Libraries

Announcing the
August 2018

LibraryReads list!

August's LibraryReads Favourite is:
by Christina Dalcher
"In the future world depicted in Vox, women are limited to speaking 100 words per day. Readers will want to shout every word in their heads, hoard every book in their libraries, and second guess the words of every person in their lives. A captivating, timely book that explores women’s rights in a fast-paced, compelling story."
Jennifer Gaenzle, Fort Fairfield Public Library, Fort Fairfield, ME 
And now, the rest of the LibraryReads
August Top 10:
Our House
by Louise Candlish

"Full of secrets and surprises, Our House poses the question, “How well do you know the person you live with?” An attempt to co-habitate for the sake of the children leaves divorced mom Fiona alone and out in the cold. Readers will have a hard time putting down this twisty domestic suspense novel. Even after the last page is turned, the characters will linger." 

Annette Herbst, Columbia County Rural Library,
Dayton, WA
by Susanna Kearsley
(Sourcebooks Landmark)

"A character-driven story with a nice surprise twist, this gothic-style fiction, set in 1759 Long Island, will not disappoint Kearsley’s many fans. Readers who enjoy good doses of romance, history, and magic will be pleased."

Julie Raynor, High Point Public Library, High Point, NC
Good Luck with That
by Kristan Higgins

"Emerson, Georgia, and Marley met as teens at a "fat camp." When one of them dies young, the others are forced to confront their own struggles with self-esteem and acceptance. With equal measures of humor and heartbreak, this book sparks questions about society’s idea of the perfect size and explores how body image can have far-reaching effects."

Claudia Silk, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT
The Masterpiece
A Novel
by Fiona Davis

"Disparate decades of New York City are capably brought to life through two strong and resourceful female characters in Davis’s latest work. At the center is the Grand Central Terminal, which served as an art school in the 1920s, is threatened with demolition in the 1970s, and connects the threads of Clara Darden’s and Virginia Clay’s lives. Well researched and captivating."

Kelly Baroletti, Wantagh Public Library, Wantagh, NY
The Other Woman
A Novel
by Sandie Jones
(Minotaur Books)

"Emily thinks she's found the man of her dreams in Adam. But when she meets Pammie, the woman she hopes will be her future mother-in-law, things take a sinister turn. Fast-paced, gripping, and ultimately satisfying."

Jenny Moore, Hillsboro Public Library, Hillsboro, OR 
Rust & Stardust
A Novel
by T. Greenwood
(St. Martin's Press)

"Disturbing crime fiction based on real events that inspired Nabokov’s Lolita. In 1948, fifth grade Sally Horner is kidnapped by a man pretending to be a police officer." 

Ninoshka Aviles, Osceola Library, Osceola, FL
Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding
by Rhys Bowen
(Berkley Prime Crime)      

"The 12th book in the Royal Spyness mystery series finds our heroine, Georgie, juggling all manner of details as she prepares for her upcoming marriage to Darcy. A fun, breezy mystery." 

Cori Dodds, Derby Public Library, Derby, KS
Meet Me at the Museum
A Novel
by Anne Youngson
(Flatiron Books)

"A touching epistolary novel about an English farmer’s wife and a museum curator who may be in for an unexpected second act."  

Marilyn Sieb, L.D. Fargo Public Library, Lake Mills, WI
A River of Stars
A Novel
by Vanessa Hua
(Ballantine Books)

"A Chinese woman makes her way to America with her unborn daughter, determined to make a life for them both. For readers who enjoy modern immigration stories like Behold the Dreamers andLittle Fires Everywhere."

Abby Johnson, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, New Albany, IN

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New Search Engine on IEEE

IEEE Xplore will upgrade to a new search engine on July 31st.

This new search engine allows for a much more integrated experience and offers users:

  • The ability to include wildcards with phrased searches
  • The ability to include search operators such as AND, OR, NOT, NEAR, and ONEAR via the Basic Search
  • Search that is optimized across a variety of file types including PDF, HTML, audio, and video
  • An improved process for saved searches
  • A foundation for future platform enhancements such as semantic enrichment, smarter recommendations, and concept/entity extraction
Please note, all saved searches and search histories will carry over to the new system. However due to this change, you might notice a difference in your saved searches. IEEE recommend that all users review their new results and modify the query, if needed. 

Any new saved searches created on 30 July 2018 will not be carried over with the 31 July release. 

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ITT Short Story Competition 2018


Opens 2nd July at 2pm GMT
Closes 13th August 12 NOON GMT (Irish Time) 

The Institute of Technology, Tallaght [Dublin, Ireland] in association with the Red Line Book Festival and South Dublin County Council, are pleased to announce the opening of the

ITT Short Story Competition 2018 for entries. Entry is free.

Competition Details:

The ITT Short Story Competition is run by the Institute of Technology Tallaght, in conjunction with South Dublin County Council, and in association with the Red Line Book Festival, and is free to enter.
This year’s judge is Deirdre Sullivan, an award winning writer for young adults. Her most recent book, Tangleweed and Brine, is a collection of Fairy-Tale re-tellings. She tweets and instagrams @propermiss.

Entries should be submitted via the official online form only, between 14:00 (GMT) on July 2nd 2018 until 12.00 GMT (Irish Time), on August 13th 2018.

Entries must be in short story format (a short work of fiction) between 1,500 and 2,000 words long, and should be completely the entrant's own work written in English (high standard), original, unpublished. There is no restriction on theme or style, however the planned 2018 anthology will be called Stand Fast! and we are looking for strong stories that (even loosely) reflect this title. Falsification of information and/or identity, plagiarism, racial discrimination and bigotry will see entries disqualified.
The judges' decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into. No criticism or advice will be provided.

Contest Prizes:
1. First Prize:       €500
2. Second Prize:  €250
3. Third Prize:     €150

It is the intention of the organisers that the winning and short listed entries may be published in an anthology, or other format. Non-prize winning published entries will receive no remuneration. Previous year’s Anthologies are available on Amazon.

You must read the Rules, and Terms and Conditions and agree to these before you can submit your entry.
Queries before submission should only relate to the contest rules or if there are difficulties in submission. Queries should be sent via e-mail to
International entries are welcome.

Further information and the SUBMISSION FORM are available online here or at:
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Library Reads for July 2018

To see the full list go to:

Check your local library for the titles:  Irish Public Libraries

Announcing the
July 2018

LibraryReads list!

July's LibraryReads Favourite is:
Spinning Silver
by Naomi Novik
(Del Rey)
"A wonderful reimagining of the Rumpelstiltskin story. A tale of love, family, magic, and destiny, told from the perspective of three strong female characters." 
Melanie Liechty, Logan Library, Logan, UT
And now, the rest of the LibraryReads
July Top 10:
Clock Dance
A Novel
by Anne Tyler

"Willa Drake gets a second act when she steps in to care for a nine-year-old in a complicated situation. Character driven fiction and a sweeping storyline." 

Mary Anne Quinn, Warwick Public Library, Warwick, RI
Dear Mrs. Bird
A Novel
by AJ Pearce

"In 1940s London, Emmy takes a job as a typist that evolves into answering rejected letters sent to an advice columnist."

Judy Hartman, Mechanicsville Public Library, Mechanicsville, IA
Baby Teeth
A Novel

by Zoje Stage
(St. Martin's Press)

"A fragile woman struggles against her mute daughter’s schemes for her father’s undivided attention. Dark, creepy, and downright scary."

 Kathryn Neal, Skiatook Library, Skiatook, OK
Give Me Your Hand
by Megan Abbott
(Little, Brown and Company)

"Kit competes for her dream job with a rival who was once her closest friend. Gripping psychological suspense."

Kristy Gates, Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, Jonesboro, AR
Believe Me
A Novel
by JP Delaney
(Ballantine Books)

"An unemployed actress works for a divorce lawyer entrapping unsuspecting husbands until she finds herself ensnared in a murder investigation. This roller-coaster ride of a book will keep you guessing with an unreliable narrator and and a twisty plot."

Linda Quinn, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT
Caught in Time
A Novel
by Julie McElwain
(Pegasus Books)

"The third book in the Kendra Donovan series finds our protagonist investigating the murder of a mill owner against the the backdrop of the Industrial Revolution." 

Melissa Barber, Lubbock Public Library, Lubbock, TX
Somebody's Daughter
by David Bell

“Michael Frazier is searching for the missing daughter he never knew he had. A multi-layered plot with so many compelling, complex characters, this book grabbed me from the first sentences.”

Evelyn Cunningham, Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, CT
The Romanov Empress
A Novel of Tsarina Maria Feodorovna
by C. W. Gortner
(Ballantine Books)

"A look at Maria, Empress of Russia, and her trials before and after becoming the Russian Empress. Well written historical fiction."

Janette McMahon, Fremont County Library System, WY
Fruit of the Drunken Tree
A Novel
by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

"Set against the violence of 1990s Columbia, a young girl and a maid form an unlikely and dangerous relationship. Equal parts heartwrenching and beautiful." 

Alejandra Rodriguez, Osceola County Library, FL 
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Welcome to Leaving Cert. Students Studying in IT Tallaght Library...

We extend a big welcome to the Leaving Certificate Students who have signed up for study in IT Tallaght library from Monday 21st May until Friday 22nd  June 2018.
We wish you good luck with your exams.

To sign up for the study programme click onto:
  Leaving Certificate Study Programme 
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