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CANCELLED - LUNCH WITH BOOKS: A History of Ireland in Song and Poetry

March 17, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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UPDATE (3/15/20): Due to concerns over the potential spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ohio County Public Library is closed until further notice, effective Sunday, March 15, 2020. All regularly scheduled Library programs, including this one, are cancelled until further notice.
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In the meantime, OCPL will release a new "Lunch With Books from the Vault" every Tuesday at noon on Lunch With Books Facebook page. Make sure to follow Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library for additional video programs and news updates. 


Tuesday | March 17, 2020 
From the Vault: "The Irish Easter Rising: Remembering the Poet's Rebellion of 1916" 
Originally presented Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Tuesday | March 17, 2020  - BONUS EPISODE!
From the Vault: "The Wheeling Irish" presented by Margaret Brennan
Originally presented Tuesday, March 18, 2014

LUNCH WITH BOOKS - Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - Canceled
"A History of Ireland in Song and Poetry"

Ireland's history is ancient and complex, but the connecting fibers throughout time have always been words, beautifully arranged words. Whether in the native tongue or the language of the occupier, the Irish are known for weaving words into lyrical and introspective stories, poems, and songs, works that evoke a powerful range of emotions from irrepressible humor to overwhelming sadness, resilience, and defiance. In honor of Saint Patrick's Day, this program will explore those words as they have been used to record the "terrible beauty" of Ireland's history, from the ancient magic people, to the Celts, to the patron saint himself, to the countless invasions and rebellions, to eight centuries of English rule, to the Great Hunger that killed millions and drove millions more into exile, to revolution, division, civil war, independence, and the seemingly endless "Troubles," and to the joy of being Irish. This multimedia program will feature actor and vocalist Michelle Duffy and the music of Faire May, with readers of stories and poems.

Presented by Sean Duffy and Michelle Duffy.  

Facebook event page.

Lunch With Books: Tuesday, March17, 2020 at noon - A History of Ireland in Song & Poetry

- Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 
A History of Ireland in Song & Poetry

Lunch With Books starts at noon in the Library Auditorium. 

"Lunch With Books" is the library’s flagship program for adult patrons. These lunchtime programs feature authors, poets, musicians, historians, and more every Tuesday at noon. Complimentary beverages are provided. Bring your lunch, feed your brain!

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