Today is St. Brigid's Day, number three on the list of "Patron Saints of Ireland", behind Saints Patrick and Columba. Also the birthday of Children's Library favourite Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries; and the happy 145th anniversary of the signing of the Thirteenth Amendment (Immediato v. Rye Neck and the draft notwithstanding). Around the Library Society, it's a day of painting (lots of blue!), replacing (lots of videos!), and preparing (lots of invitations for Spring events!).
First Event: Thursday, February 4th, our monthly Young Professionals' series resumes after a brief winter hiatus. We'll have artist Whitney Kreb as our featured guest, and some of her work will be on display. Those of you who have visited our Children's Library recently have already seen some of Whitney's work. Those of you who haven't are in for a treat.
Also coming up, the New England Historical and Genealogical Society will be at the CLS for an afternoon of genealogical education on Thursday, March 18th This event will include a session on techniques for finding a wife's maiden name, using DNA in your genealogical research, and a reception. For more information, contact D. Joshua Taylor, Director of Education and Programs by phone at 617.227.1226, or e-mail. Registration for the event is $30 (if postmarked before March 1, 2010), or $40 (if postmarked after March 1, 2010).
Toddler Tuesday, the activity/storytime for kids 18mo. to 5 years, held here at the Library every Tuesday at 10:15, now has an afternoon counterpart! Every Thursday at 3:30 PM, CLS and Gibbes members can bring the little ones in their life for a fun story and free play in our Children's Library "the Rabbit Hole".
Also on deck this season: the Charleston Bible Society, the CSO's Brass Ensemble, John Avlon, and a whole lot more. So, come in, check out the latest round of remodelling, check out some Meg Cabot, and have get ready for a some great Spring events.