March 20, 2008
The Governors State University Library will be closed Sunday, March 23rd.
March 27th Roundtable - All the President's Men
This March, the Monthly Movie Reviewer’s Roundtable gets in the spirit of the upcoming Presidential election by discussing and reviewing the political thriller, All the President’s Men starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford. Join us for an exciting discussion on March 27, 2008 from noon to one in the back lounge of the Library Balcony. Bring your lunch and get your inner Ebert ready.
For more information, visit http://www.govst.edu/library/t_gsu_library.aspx?id=11506
March 17, 2008
St. Patrick's Day
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
The following information comes from http://www.irishabroad.comDid you know?
St. Patrick: fact and fantasy
- St. Patrick is supposed to have driven the snakes out of Ireland. Certainly, there are no snakes in Ireland — but there are none in New Zealand either and St. Patrick never visited there. The story that St. Patrick banished the snakes is more likely to have been invented in the 12th century by a Northumbrian monk named Jocelyn.
- The first St. Patrick’s Day parade on record was held in New York in 1762 and seems to have been primarily designed as a recruiting rally by the English army in North America. Nowadays, St. Patrick’s Day parades are held on almost every continent of the world.
- St. Patrick’s Day is also a public holiday on the Caribbean island of Monsterrat. The origins of the island’s celebrations date back to the 17th century when Oliver Cromwell was instrumental in forcing quite a number of Irish immigrants to move there. Names like Murphy, Kirwan and O’Malley are still commonplace on the island.
- Legend has it that St. Patrick used a three-leafed shamrock as a teaching aid to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan King Laoghaire.
If you are interesting in reading more about St. Patrick, visit IrishAboard.com
Next Friends of the GSU Library Meeting
The next Friends of the GSU Library meeting will be March 19th from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the Library Balcony. Everybody is welcome, bring your brown bag lunch and join us.
Don't forget that Jewel Shop & Share started today, March 17 and runs through March 19th. Read about the event and download the Shop & Share Certificate.
Are you interested in joining a Friends group, but don't know the dates and times? Download a PDF document with all of the groups meeting times for the next month. Download file
Friends of Mysteries Meeting
The Friends of Mysteries will be meeting Tuesday, March 18th at noon in the Cafeteria Annex. They will be discussing – She Walks These Hills by Sharyn McCrumb (Search inside the book)
Everyone is welcome to join the group. Are you interested in joining the Friends