Thursday, March 13, 2008

All Things Irish

With March 17th being St. Patrick's Day, celebrate the holiday with the following online resources:

Log in with your library card to Britannica Online and read an in-depth article on Ireland. Topics covered include the land, the people, the economy, government and society, the arts and the history of this western European country. A number of images, maps and several videos, including the work of Saint Patrick, are included.

St. Patrick's Day from the BBC
Download recipes of your favorite Irish dishes, learn to speak a little Irish, view the interactive Book of Facts on Saint Patrick or play the Snake Game. The BBC even has an Irish language portal for a more in-depth introduction to Gaelic.

The History of St. Patrick's Day
From the History Channel, learn about the man behind the holiday and the patron saint of Ireland.

St. Patrick's Day 2008 on Kaboose
Crafts, activities, recipes and clip art for parents and children. The rainbow mobiles are especially colorful.

Check out Irish-themed children's books or search the library's catalog under the following subjects:
To get in the mood, be sure to check out/listen to some traditional Irish music.