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Friday, March 06 2015 @ 04:02 AM MST
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THE COWGIRL WHO BECAME A JUSTICE: SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR

The SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR EXHIBITION is now here!
 
WHO: The Cowgirl Who Became a Justice: Sandra Day O’Connor 
Exhibition Examines the Intersection and Divergence of Ranch Life and Bench Life.
WHAT: An interactive exhibition for all ages that demonstrates how a cowgirl from a ranch in Arizona became the first female to serve on a Supreme Court.
WHERE: McClelland Irish Library at the Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, Arizona 85004-1817
WHEN: September 2, 2014 through May 23, 2015
SUPPORT: Donors interested in sponsoring the exhibition, which will include scholarships for school field trips, may do so by visiting: azirishlibrary.org. Deadline for recognition of support in the first printed program is August 22nd, but donations will be accepted throughout the nine months that the exhibition is open.
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BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: HEROES & MYTHS IN IRISH LITERATURE

Zeus, Achilles, and The Iliad are familiar to most of us, together with contemporary epic quests, such as The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.  Fewer of us are familiar with the epic heroes and myths of Celtic Ireland.  This spring the literary discussions will explore these roots of Irish culture, from The Book of Invasions to W.B. Yeats plays about Cuchulain, the great Irish hero.
 
We begin with the familiar-- James Joyce’s youthful portrait of Stephen Daedalus (A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man)—and then transition to Irish folk beliefs in Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa.  The later discussions will focus more directly on the mythology in The Tain, the great Irish epic, and on Yeats’s imaginative handling of the myths in his Cuchulain plays.  Enhancing our exploration of Irish myths and heroes will be a public lecture on themes in Irish mythology.

Book discussions are from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Saturday, March 28: The Tain (trans. by Thomas Kinsella)

Saturday, April 25: The Cuchulain plays of W.B. Yeats:  At the Hawk’s Well, On Baile’s Strand, and The Death of Cuchulain

Public Lecture (7:00 PM): Thursday, April 9 “Themes in Irish Mythology” a lecture by Dr. Gregory Castle

For more information please visit http://www.azirishlibrary.org/events/book-discussion-group/
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FAMILY STORY HOUR ON FIRST SATURDAYS


 
We will have a story, discussion, and craft for the whole family.

For more information, go to www.azirishlibrary.org
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ANCIENT IRISH WAYS & CUSTOMS - THE BREHON LAWS

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PURCHASE AN ENTRY STONE FOR THE MCCLELLAND IRISH LIBRARY



There are a few engraved stones available for purchase to complete the entry way into the Library. Donors will be recognized in historic large stones, on the steps of the McClelland Irish Library.  The stones are 1' square and are available for $500 each. They make the perfect gift to acknowledge and honor loved ones, past and present.  Simply download the  attached form to order your engraved stone today or visit this link https://secure.qgiv.com/for/icclesc/