The Columbia County Library will celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Tuesday with hopes of teaching guests there's more to the Emerald Isle than just blarney.
"I think what it's going to do is just expose another side of Ireland and different facets of Ireland that people normally don't hear about," said Tracey Busbee, young adult and collection development librarian.
The program, called "It's Not Just Blarney," will take place the day before St. Patrick's Day and cover a variety of famous Irish topics, including County Cork, the Blarney Castle, the seaport town of Cobh, in addition to the tragic tales of the Titanic and RMS Lusitania.
"There should be something for everyone," Busbee said. "All ages are welcome."
The event will start at 5:30 p.m. inside the library's downstairs meeting room and will last about a hour.
Area pastor David Sisler will present the material, which includes a multimedia presentation with photos of the country.
"It's just an incredible history of joy and tragedy associated with the area," said Sisler, who visited Ireland this past summer.
The presentation will begin with discussion of County Cork, the home of Blarney Castle.
"It's just a fun talk about the history of the area and interesting things to see and do," said Sisler, whose aunt was a native of Ireland.
Registration for the program is not required.
For details, call the library at (706) 863-1946.
IF YOU GO
What: "It's Not Just Blarney"
When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Columbia County Library in Evans
More: Call (706) 863-1946
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