Tuesday, March 06, 2012

St. Paddy's Day Fun

Isn't Everyone Part Irish?
We'll start celebrating St. Patrick's Day tomorrow, Wednesday, March 7, with an evening concert featuring the Kerry Boys, Connecticut's favorite Irish music balladeers.  Enjoy classics and originals performed by "The Boys" : Pierce CampbellTony Pasqualoni on bass, and Paul Neri on banjo.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the library Community Room; for seating purposes, click here to register.

Books and Reading : Non-Fiction for Adults
Learn a little something :
The Irish Americans : a History by Jay P. Dolan
The Irish Famine by Colm Toibin
The Truth About the Irish by Terry Eagleton
Tracing Your Irish Family History by Anthony Adolph
How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill

Fiction Books for Adults
Great books you may have missed along the way :
Ulysses by James Joyce (Go ahead; we dare ya...)
Fools of Fortune by William Trevor
Trinity by Leon Uris (Skip the sequel)
A Star Called Henry & Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle
Down by the River by Edna O'Brien
Mammy by Brendan O'Carroll
A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry
Everything In This Country Must by Colum McCann

Books for Kids
Check out our Holiday Book collection for go-green selections, both fiction and folklore.  Here's a few fun titles sure to tickle your kiddo's fancy:
It's St. Patrick's Day! by Rebecca Gomez
The Irish Cinderlad by Shirley Climo
St. Patrick's Day (a textured book for the littlest leprechaun in the family)