St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun holiday. I love to celebrate my heritage, wear my favorite color green and attend parades. I only skip out on the corned beef and cabbage. But with parades and the color green aside, St. Patrick’s Day is actually a holiday that honors Saint Patrick on the day of his death. In Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated with religious services and feasts and only more recently festivals and parades. The St. Patrick’s Day festivities that we are familiar with in the United States started happening mainly in the 1700s, with Boston claiming to have held the first celebration on March 17, 1737. But no matter how you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, you should make sure to also celebrate it with the library this month.
Here are some fun programs for kids, teens and their parents or guardians. And try and test your knowledge of St. Patrick’s Day with some trivia at the bottom of this post!
Wednesday, March 9 4:30pm-5:30pm Grades K-5
Celebrate all things green with stories and crafts!
Shamrock Handmade Pretzel with Green Cinnamon Sugar
Friday, March 11 Families with Children
Pick up a kit to make jumbo shamrock pretzels and then head over to our YouTube channel for instructions from the Baking Coach!
Lucky Shamrock Growing Kit
Thursday, March 17 Grades K-5
Pick up a kit at the library and grow shamrocks at home!
St. Patrick’s Day Party
Thursday, March 17 3:00pm-4:00pm Grades 6-12
Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us with games, activities and a craft!
Parents & Guardians:
Creative Chef Rob Scott- Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup
Monday, March 7 All Ages
One of the four videos in Chef Rob Scott’s virtual cooking series will offer a recipe for corned beef and cabbage soup!
Pinterest Club: DIY Irish Soda Bread Scones
Monday, March 14 Adults
Make melt in your mouth, buttery, Irish Soda Bread Scones! Pick up the kit from the library then watch the YouTube video and you’ll be ready for St. Patrick’s Day!
Morning Movie: “The Quiet Man”
Wednesday, March 16 10:00am-12:15pm Adults 55+ only
Meet at the Rainbow Center in town for a large screen viewing of this classic St. Patrick’s Day film.
Fiddler’s Green BACCA Arts Center
Saturday, March 19 1:00pm-2:30pm Adults
Join the musicians of Fiddler’s Green as they perform traditional music of Ireland and America in an authentic acoustic style.
Now test your knowledge of this fun holiday:
- According to Irish Lore, what did Saint Patrick drive out of Ireland?
2. How do leprechauns earn their gold?
sǝoɥs ƃuıpuǝɯ puɐ ƃuıʞɐɯ
3. What color do you wear to keep you from getting pinched by leprechauns?
4. What city dyes its river green every St. Patrick’s Day?
5. What was Saint Patrick’s real name?
6. St. Patrick’s Day was originally associated with what color?
7. What century was St. Patrick’s Day made an official Christian feast day?
8. Where was the real St. Patrick born?
9. What does “Erin go bragh” mean?
10. What three colors are on the Irish flag?
ǝƃuɐɹo ‘ǝʇıɥʍ ‘uǝǝɹƃ