Monday, March 12, 2012

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

The Irish have been celebrating St. Patrick's Day on March 17th for over 1000 years to mark the anniversary of the saint's death in the 5th century. This religious holiday is typically celebrated with dance, drink and a feast of Irish bacon and cabbage. Delicious!

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System may not be serving up any traditional Irish fare, although here are a few recipes you could try at home with the family this Saturday, but we are definitely joining in the celebration. Many branches will be having special exhibits, story times, and crafts dedicated to Irish history and tradition, so check our events calendar to see what a branch near you might be offering.

And for more ways to get into the spirit of things, visit your library and check out some St. Patty's themed books and music for the whole family!

The best of Riverdance : [DVD], by Michael Flatley

St. Patrick's Day crafts, by Carol Gnojewski

A catered St. Patrick's Day : a mystery with recipes , by Isis Crawford

Kids St. Patrick's Day party music [CD], by Hit Crew

Plum lucky [audio book], by Janet Evanovich

The wearing of the green : a history of St. Patrick's Day, by Mike Cronin

Act two [CD], by Celtic Thunder

We hope all our patrons enjoy a little luck of the Irish this St. Patrick's Day!

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