Today’s online resource is for people interested in Illinois history. Parents and teachers, this is also a great resource for history projects for your students. It’s the Illinois Digital Archives, a digital repository for archival collections related to Illinois history. Check it out!: http://idaillinois.org/
This Valentine’s Season, take a chance at falling in love…
with a good book!
Try one of our Blind Date with a Book selections.
You can’t judge these books by their covers! (or their titles or authors, for that matter) 🥰
School’s back in session and the weather’s getting cooler. Sounds like it’s time to immerse yourself in a good book! So, stop on in to the library and stay awhile. We’ll put a pot of coffee on and you can get comfy in our new cozy corner! These wonderful new chairs were purchased with grant funds from the D.S. Flikkema Foundation.
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