St. Patrick's Day is coming up on March 17th. Here are some ways the library can help you celebrate:
Cook an Irish meal.
- Learn to make soda bread, Guinness stew, and colcannon (mashed potatoes with boiled cabbage or kale) using our online database A to Z World Food.
- Or, borrow a cookbook like An Irish Country Cookbook or Clodagh's Irish Kitchen to take a mouthwatering adventure through both traditional and modern Irish cuisine.
Watch an Irish movie.
- If you're in the mood for something heartwarming and funny, we suggest the 1998 classic Waking Ned Devine.
- If you're in the mood for a beautiful, family-friendly film with elements of Irish mythology, we suggest Song of the Sea.
- And if you're looking for a dark but powerful movie, we suggest The Banshees of Inisherin.
Learn about your Irish ancestry.
- Borrow a book on Irish genealogy, login to Ancestry.com for free with your library card, book an appointment with our genealogy tutor or attend one of our genealogy classes and programs.
Read an Irish book.
- Pick up a book by a modern Irish author like Malarky by Anakana Schofield, The Witch Elm by Tana French or Love by Roddy Doyle.
Listen to Irish music.
- Download Irish music like the Very Best of Celtic Thunder or The Best of the Irish Descendants from hoopla.
Dive into the history, culture, and places of Ireland with a Great Course.
- Watch Great Tours: Ireland and Northern Ireland or Great Courses: The Celtic World on Kanopy.
Learn to say Happy St. Patrick's Day in Irish.
- Learn how to say "Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh" as well as many other Irish phrases using Pronunciator, our online language learning software.
Check out our booklist to borrow or place a hold on any of the books, movies, or music mentioned in this post: