This summer let Reading Take you Everywhere @ Schmaling. Registration for the children’s (preschool-5th grade), young adult (6th-12th grade), and adult summer reading program runs through Saturday, June 9. The Reading Program kicks off on Monday, June 11 and runs through Saturday, July 7. Check out our Events Calendar to see a listing of all our fun summer reading activities!
New Non-Fiction at Schmaling features biographies of monumental characters, amazingly heroic stories, amazingly horrific stories, and enlightening perspectives in health-science.
Join us at Schmaling Library on Wednesday, March 28th, from 2-4pm, for GARDENING 101!
Whiteside County Master-Gardener, Judy Holesinger, will be here to give basic instruction on gardening and answer your questions. She will demonstrate how to start your garden from seeds indoors.
Check out our new Seed Library while you’re here!
Also, attendants will be able to select seeds – for free – to begin your 2018 garden experience!
In preparation of this month’s veneration of Patricius, why not imbibe some historical truth about this duly revered saint along with your Irish coffee, Guinness, or God-and-St.Patrick-forsaken green beer:
First, you can actually read his “Confession“, his OWN, albeit brief, account (it was actually written as a defense of his missionary work and personal character) here – http://www.confessio.ie/
He also wrote a letter to some Romans in England that he believed were responsible for kidnapping and murdering some of his newly Irish converts called “Letter to the Soldiers of Coroticus“. You may read that here – http://www.confessio.ie/etexts/epistola_english#
For more of his biography and the historical landscape, visit –http://darkagehistory.blogspot.com/2011/08/coroticus-rex-aloo-saint-patrick-and.html.
For something more tangible, Schmaling has an excellent, easy-to-read — yet highly insightful — biography called ST. PATRICK OF IRELAND, by Philip Freeman that contains both of Patrick‘s writings in the appendices. The children’s department also offers a few books about St.Patrick at various reading levels.
“Be still and know that I am God.
Be still and know that I am.
Be still and know.
― St. Patrick