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The Four-Leafed Clover: the Luck of the Irish

March 15, 2011 | Jorge | Comments (1)

IMG_0053March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day – this year it falls on a Thursday.  But with all the hype, what is St Patty’s Day all about?  In Toronto, it’s a celebration of everything and anything Irish – from green to gold, shamrocks and leprechauns, bagpipes to harps and for some, a time for spiritual rejuvenation. 

There are so many ways to celebrate.  Over one-hundred thousand of us embrace the spirit of the Irish through music and costumes at the St Patrick’s Day Parade, while others sit back and toast to comradeship and longevity.

At the library, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day too.  We have a handful of programs across the city that invoke and express Irish culture.  At the Barbara Frum Library we’ve created two prominent dynamic displays with a built-in book selection.  You can see the craftsmanship that went into the display for yourself, see the picture on the right.

Both Amesbury Park and Centennial Library are featuring a St. Patrick’s Day display as well, be sure to check them out.

At the Barbara Frum Library, you can also access free colouring pages inspired by St. Patrick’s Day.  Just go to the Children's Desk and say "colouring page please."

And with all the excitement on our way this week,

“May the lilt of Irish laughter lighten every load. May the mist of Irish magic shorten every road... And may all your friends remember all the favours you are owed!”

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