St. Patrick’s Day Programs on Sat. March 17

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Jesup Memorial Library! There are two St. Paddy’s-themed programs at the Jesup on Saturday, March 17. First at 10:30 a.m. kids are invited to a special leprechaun story time and then everyone can get in the spirit at sing-along with Big Moose Band at 2 p.m.

During the story time at 10:30 a.m., children ages four and older are invited to join Miss Ponzi to read “Jack and the Leprechaun” by Ivan Robertson; “It’s St. Patrick’s Day!” by Rebecca Gomez; “A Fine St. Patrick’s Day” by Susan Wojciechowski; and “That’s What Leprechauns Do” by Eve Bunting. Kids will then see if they can catch a leprechaun in a special leprechaun trap. Finally, everyone will craft their own bookmark out of shamrocks to take home.

In the afternoon at 2 p.m., everyone is invited to join in and sing-along with Big Moose Band. They are playing a mix of Celtic and Irish songs including “Danny Boy,” “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” and “Whiskey in the Jar.” Song lyric sheets will be provided. Big Moose features some of the area’s finest musicians including Ruth Grierson, Keith Davis, Jim Vekasi, Charlie Richardson, Fred Benson, Ed Damm and Anne Damm, among others. The band also provides the music the Jesup’s monthly contra dances.

Both of events are free and open to the public. For more information on either event contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or