Sharing the Irish in our Collection

Dia duit ar maidin!

March 6, 2019

Dia duit ar maidin!  That’s “Good morning!” in Irish.  In anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day, we are sharing all things Irish from our collection! 

Library staff will march and toss out candy in the 23rd annual Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday, March 16, 2019.  Give us a cheer as we pass by, and then swing by Main Library or ImaginOn: the Joe and Joan Martin Center.  We're open until 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Host your own St. Patrick’s Day party or Ireland “staycation” with these resources available with your library card:

Ireland is more than just St. Patrick’s Day. It’s also birthplace to renowned authors like James Joyce, Jonathan Swift, and Oscar Wilde.  If a good fiction book is more your style, try these other authors with Irish roots:


Young Adult and Children

  • Michael Scott’s The Alchemist is a fresh take on mythology. 
  • Artemis Fowl does not hit movie theaters until August. Until then, read the book and catch up on Eoin Colfer's other novels
  • Fairies, Irish folk music, and fantasy collide in Kate Thompson’s trilogy.

You can also search for Irish authors and more using our resource NoveList Plus.

Teens will want to celebrate with the Teen Geek Club at our Mint Hill Library Monday, March 18 at 4:00 p.m.; we’ll celebrate all things Irish!

Parents and caregivers will want to bookmark this list of storytime suggestions for toddlers and preschoolers.   

And also during March, we’re reading The Hate U Give as part of the 2019 Community Read.  Take the pledge, download the book, or find an event near you today.