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Erin Hart (right) and her husband Paddy O'Brien (left) held an unusual book event at the Hazel Mackin Community Library Thursday, March 7. The couple read selections from their respective books, "The Book of Killowen" (Hart) and "The Road from Castlebarnagh" (O'Brien). O'Brien also played traditional Irish music during the event while the audience kept time with tapping feet.

Twin Cities authors bring Ireland to Roberts

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The Hazel Mackin Community Library was decorated in bright green Shamrocks, for an event that brought a little taste of Ireland to Roberts.


Author Erin Hart and her husband, musician-turned-author Paddy O'Brien, held an event March 7, filled with storytelling and traditional Irish music.

Hart and O'Brien have been presenting events at libraries for years. Hart said she started speaking at libraries after her first book was published.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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