Celtic I Spy Do you have the luck of the Irish? Grab a game sheet and spy all five Celtic pictures hidden in the Children's section of the library. Limit one prize per child please.
March 2, All Day
Scottish Blackface Sheep Petting Zoo Several Scottish Blackface sheep will be on the library walkway for kids young and old to see. The Scottish Blackface is the most common breed of domestic sheep in the British Isles. This tough and adaptable breed is often found in the more exposed locations, such as the Scottish and Irish Highlands and Mountains.
March 2, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
A Celtic Camino: Reflections on and Images of a Journey through Galicia along the Camino de Santiago Compostela In the fall of 2018, Rick Wilson completed a pilgrimage along the ancient route of Camino de Santiago from St. Jean Pied de Port France to Santiago and beyond, finishing in Galicia, the home of the Iberian Celts. Join Rick as he shares his story in slides and tales. Rick is the Director of the American Friends Service Committee West Virginia Economic Justice Project. He is a columnist for the Charleston Gazette-Mail and has taught sociology for Marshall University and West Virginia University Institute of Technology.
March 2, 11:00 AM
The Bodhran: An Introduction Learn about the history of the Irish drum and how it is used to accompany Irish music. You will learn some simple beats to accompany jigs and reels from Gene Thorn who regularly teaches a bodhran class at both The Worley Gardner Winter Festival in Morgantown and the Pattyfest Festival in Fairmont. Pizza box drums will be provided or you may bring your own. Class size is limited. Registration is required and begins February 22.
March 2, 2:00 PM
Spinning and Weaving Demonstrations Knitting and weaving were a staple part of the 'fabric' of Scottish and Irish Life. Come and see demonstrations of wool being spun on a spinning wheel and demonstrations of weaving on an 8-shaft table loom. There will be opportunities to make a take away piece on a heddle loom, or perhaps learn to knit. Presenters are Sarah Sands and Sarah Radow from the Kanawha City Yarn Company.
March 2, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dr Seuss Day Happy Birthday, Dr Seuss! Celebrate the author and his crazy fun books. Hear his stories, play a variety of games and make some crafts. Then create a tasty treat! Door prizes will also be awarded.
March 2, ALL DAY
Celtic Storytelling and Ballads Storytellers Susanna Holstein and Judi Tarowsky will present stories and ballads of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Program includes a multimedia presentation including a Mari Lwyd, photos and other artifacts. Light refreshments and program sponsored by the St. Albans Branch Library Advisory Board. All ages.
March 2, Noon