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Green is the color as people across the United States celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  Why is this day so widely acknowledged?  Who were the Irish people who came and settled here and what did they do to warrant such a celebration?  Join us as we sample first-person accounts, songs, photographs, maps, and other documents that tell the story of the Irish in America.

When:  Wednesday, March 8, 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.), 1:00 p.m. CST 

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Laura Gottesman
Reference Specialist
Digital Reference Team
The Library of Congress