Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Before you indulge in corned beef, soda bread, and a perfectly poured Guinness, devote a portion of this St. Patrick’s Day to the appreciation and enjoyment of Irish letters. Irish writers have penned some of the best literature in the English-speaking world. Read a poem or begin a novel before heading to your favorite pub.

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(Courtesy of the New York Public Library)

 

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Happy Presidents’ Day

If you’re fortunate enough to enjoy the day off from school or work, take a moment to honor and learn about your favorite president. Read a book or watch a documentary about him (and some day her).

Who knows? Our past might rescue us from the present.

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(Courtesy of the Library of Congress)