Literary Madness - CHAMPIONSHIP!
March 2017. Participate in a literary version of March Madness by selecting your favorite antagonist and protagonist from some of your favorite genres. Follow us on Facebook to see weekly match-ups and find out who comes out on top.
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Patrick Ball: Celtic Harp & Stories
April 2017. One of the premier Celtic harp players in the world offers an introduction to this instrument and shares tales that come alive to delight the young and young-at-heart.
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Irish-American Heritage Month
March 2017. What do color photography, milk chocolate, and Henry Ford have in common? Irish roots! Recognize and celebrate The Emerald Isle with these books and movies!
Discover Irish Culture
Irish-American Heritage Films
Remembering Colin Dexter
March 21, 2017. British mystery writer Colin Dexter dies at86. He created the beloved Inspector Endeavour Morse novels. The Inspector Morse mysteries gained widespread popularity in the 1980s when it was adapted as a television series.
Discover His Works
Design a Bookmark Contest
Winners. In celebration of the 13th Annual Families Reading Together campaign, children ages 7-12 were invited to enter the Design a Bookmark contest.
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Travel to Other Planets
Where to Live Next. On February 22, NASA revealed it had discovered the largest batch of Earth-size, habitable-zoned planets ever. These seven new planets reside 40 light years away in a system called TRAPPIST-1.
Learn More About These Planets
Delve Deeper Into Space
Importance of Diversity
What to Read Next. "It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of that tapestry are equal in value no matter their color." - Maya Angelou
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Beauty and the Beast
What to Read Next. Tale as old as time. Song as old as rhyme. Beauty and the beast. Before you see the movie in theaters on March 17, fall in love again with Belle and the Beast.
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Read These Mature Retellings of the Classic Story
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What to Read Next. “I believe black girl books are really important because when you are young you want to read lots of books, but you especially like to read books with people that look like you.” - Marley Dias, Founder, #1000BlackGirlBooks
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