Notice of Continued Closure

The Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library has made the difficult decision to remain closed for the remainder of April 2021.

March update on February

Click the button to read about the current updates from February by the president of the ICLF, Leslie Thompson.

105th Annual Commemoration of the Irish 1916 Easter Rising

Join us on April 24th online and in person to watch Jim Daugherty’s multi media presentation which examines the causes and outcomes of the 1916 Irish Easter Rising. The event incorporates history, music, dance and poetry all presented in historical context.

2021 Summer Youth Program

Welcome the 2021 Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation Summer Youth Program. Registration is now open. Spaces are limited, so register quick!

Family Story Hour

The first Saturday of the month is Family Story Hour! Family Story Hour runs from 10:30AM – 12PM and is filled with stories, discussions, and crafts. Our Family Story Hour program introduces parents and children to Irish authors, stories and traditions in a fun and interactive fashion. Family Story Hour will take place LIVE through ZOOM.

Book Discussion

The Book Discussion Group at the McClelland Library is led by Dr. Joyce East, a retired professor of Irish Studies, and Mary Wilber, a retired librarian and former member of the Scottsdale Library Board. The group seeks to engage members of our community with the tradition and excellence of all forms of Irish Literature.

Genealogy Workshops

The McClelland Library offers workshops, classes and seminars which provide information about genealogy research techniques and resources to assist with tracing Irish ancestry.

Photoshoot Rental

Did you know you can rent time on the grounds of the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library for photo shoots?
We offer the incredible price of $100 per hour for private photo shoots on the grounds, bring your own props, photographer, wardrobe etc!
Whether its for your Wedding, Engagement, Senior Photos, Graduation, Special Event whatever you want, our grounds are a beautiful backdrop for you precious memories.
For more information contact 

Library From Home

You might be working from home, but did you know you can Library From Home too?

McClelland Library Curbside Service

The McClelland Library is now offering contactless curbside book checkout and returns. 

Upcoming events

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