Library News & Announcements

EML Director Update, September 2021

By McKiernan Library | September 29, 2021

The McKiernan Library used online and in-person events to engage with the broader Irish music community over the summer. Inspired by Tes Slominski’s new book Trad Nation, library director Brian Miller worked with CJAC Director Natalie O’Shea to present an online author talk and panel discussion with LGBTQ musicians and dancers as part of CJAC’s…

Photo of Na Fianna theater group

Recent Publications & Acquisitions Jan-Jun 2021

By McKiernan Library | July 29, 2021

Newly Published Online Content: Book Sale Page Article for Celtic Junction Arts Review on the Doherty Family Recordings Records added to our Online Catalog during this period: Books: 46 CDs: 172 Total number of records in Online Library Catalog to date: 5590Total number of records in Online Archives Catalog to date: 149Total number of records…

EML Director Update, May 2021

By McKiernan Library | May 4, 2021

Since February, we have continued our exploration of the musical Doherty family of Scott County and St. Paul through a visit with Tony Doherty’s granddaughter, a webinar at Irish Arts Week and collaborations with Irish music schools on both sides of the Atlantic to bring one of Tony Doherty’s tunes to life. We also wrapped…

EML Director Update, February 2021

By McKiernan Library | February 18, 2021

As the McKiernan Library enters this new year, we are hopeful about the prospect of restarting our public open hours and working to prepare our collection, reading room and new office space to maximize our value to the community once that day comes. At the same time, we continue to look for ways to educate…

Recent Publications & Acquisitions Jul-Dec 2020

By McKiernan Library | February 13, 2021

Newly Published Online Content: New Books added to our Online Catalog: Online Catalog Records for 312 books. New Acquisitions: Digital Archive Email library@celticjunction.org for information on access to digital archival items. Eoin McKiernan Television Series Collection: Newly digitized video collection of 50 television programs produced by Eoin McKiernan for KTCA-TV (St. Paul) between 1962 and 1965 including…

EML Director Update, November 2020

By McKiernan Library | November 9, 2020

Since our July update, the McKiernan Library volunteers and I completed processing of book donations that came in over the summer, moved closer to completion of our video digitization project and held a successful book sale as part of the Celtic Junction’s Fall Outdoor Concert Weekend. Our catalogued book collection has now reached 5189 items…

Doherty Family

EML Director Update, July 2020

By McKiernan Library | July 9, 2020

In the midst of these challenging times, the McKiernan Library continues to find ways to be a useful and inspiring resource in spite of our inability to be physically open to the public. We are also moving forward with the processing of new (and backlogged!) materials and publishing new content on our website, Facebook page…

Recent Publications & Acquisitions Jan-Jun 2020

By McKiernan Library | July 1, 2020

Newly Published Online Content: Eoin McKiernan Library Story Hour: Series of videos (23 posted so far) on YouTube and Facebook of Natalie O’Shea and Jim Tarbox reading children’s books and fairy tales from our collection.  Athbheochan / Revival 1893-2018: Digital Exhibition version of the Gaelic League/Conradh na Gaeilge bilingual travelling exhibition celebrating 125 years of…