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Wearing of the green!

On March 17, almost everyone is Irish.  Take a look at these books on Ireland.

Traveling to Ireland?  Try Fodor’s guides  on the emerald isle.

Researching your family history?  Take a look at ‘ A Genealogist’s guide to discovering your Irish ancestors’, just one of several in the genealogy section.

Maeve Binchy writes of contemporary Ireland.  A  novel by her  is  ‘Heart and Soul,’ the story of family, friends, patients and staff who are part of a heart clinic in a community with conflicts between the old and the new in Ireland.

Or try Tana French’s psychological thrillers.  Follow the ‘murder squad’ in Dublin as they work to solve the crime.  The latest is ‘Broken Harbor.’

There are many more books with an Irish theme…just type in ‘Ireland’ in the online catalog and you’ll get a long list of fiction and nonfiction books on Ireland, including St. Patrick.

Erin go braugh!

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March Madness

March Madness is upon us
It is a phenomenon that grips the national sports psyche from the first week of March through the first week of April.
Whether you are interested in planning a trip to the NCAA Tournament or preparing for an office pool, March Madness will be an exciting time for you, even if you’re not normally an avid sports fan.
It begins with the televised Selection Sunday event when teams from schools, large and small, get the decision on whether they will be in the tournament.
If you’re a basketball fan, check out the 796.323 non fiction section for books on the sport.  Many biographies of basketball players are on the shelves too:  Julius Erving, Larry Bird, and Ming Yao, and Bill Russell are just a few.
There is even a series of mysteries in which the main character is a former basketball player turned sports agent.  Look for the Myron Bolitar series by Harlan Coben.

 

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Winter is the warmest season

Winter Is The Warmest Season
Most people think summer is the warmest season. This story, however, is brimming with evidence to the contrary–from roaring fires to grilled cheese sandwiches to toasty flannel pajamas. A unique twist on the traditional wintertime picture book, the beautiful visual narrative follows a boy and his family though a day of hot breakfasts, steaming afternoon cocoa, and a festive candlelit party before bed. With its inviting scenes, poetic text, and gorgeous illustrations, Winter Is the Warmest Season celebrates all the wonderful things that make winter the coziest time of the year.  Tumblebooks–online books for children…. http://tinyurl.com/bke896f

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Martin Luther King, Jr

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – January 21, 2013
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities.

Books on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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January 18–Winnie the Pooh Day

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    A.A. Milne created a series of books about Winnie the Pooh, his son Christopher Robin, and their friends in the 100-Acre-Wood.
Winnie the Pooh Day was created to celebrate the birth of A.A. Milne on January 18, 1882.
During the first World War, troops from Winnipeg were being transported to eastern Canada on their way to Europe. When the train stopped in Ontario,  Lt. Harry Colebourn bought a small female black bear cub for $20 from a hunter who had killed its mother.    He named her “Winnipeg”, after his hometown or “Winnie” for short.

Winnie became the mascot of the Brigade and went to Britain with the unit.  After the war, Winnie went to the London Zoo where she lived until 1934.

 

 

 




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