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March Monkness

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.
Be still.
― St. Patrick

Lego Club: Every Friday After School!

Calling all kids!  Schmaling is starting a Lego Club!

When: Every Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm starting September 8th

Who: 3rd – 8th grade students . . . but all ages are welcome!

Every Friday after school, come and work a series of building challenges:  when you complete 5 you get a prize!  The time is open – so come for a few minutes, or stay the whole time.  However, the only time to complete the challenges is during the designated time, and participants will be using the library’s Legos only.  Pictures may be taken of the completed challenges and some may also be put on display.