Fri. March 17th: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!  Ireland gave us some of the greatest writers in the English language: poet William Butler Yeats, novelists James Joyce and Iris Murdoch, and playwrights Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, Sean O’Casey and J.M. Synge.  Contemporary Irish-born writers include novelists John Banville, Maeve Binchy, Anne Enright, Edna O’Brien, Joseph O’Connor, William Trevor and poet Seamus Heaney.  We have works by most of these authors in the Library, as well as the films “The Banshees of Inisherin” (2022) with Colin Farrell, and director John Sayles’ “The Secret of Roan Inish” on DVD.  Come check them out! 

Library Special Hours Feb. 3rd & 4th

Library Special Schedule Feb. 3rd & 4th:  Dangerously cold weather is expected this weekend, especially on Friday night and early Saturday: -18 degrees Friday night (real temperature) and wind chills down to -50 degrees (!!) through Saturday.  For the safety of our patrons, the Library will open and close early on Friday, and be closed on Saturday.  Here is the schedule for this week:

Wed. 2/1:       regular schedule: 12 – 3

Thurs. 2/2:     regular schedule: 10-1

Fri. 2/3:          special hours:  12 – 4

Sat. 2/4:         CLOSED

The weather service advises that you avoid the outdoors during this period.  With temperatures and windchill this severe, frostbite can occur in a matter of minutes.  Stay warm and stay safe!