Mardi Gras Week on Radio Riel

Lais­sez les bons temps rouler!

This week sees Mar­di Gras (“Fat Tues­day”) events around the world, and Cale­don is no excep­tion, with par­ties sched­uled from noon-3pm and 6–9pm SLT/PST on the day itself at Cale­don Library, Well­sian Branch (see sep­a­rate entry to fol­low).

Mean­while in From the Library around Mar­di Gras, we are play­ing the music of Mar­di Gras on the air, with an empha­sis on New Orleans. Mar­di Gras falls exact­ly 46 days before East­er, which as many will have noticed, comes ear­ly this year. “Car­ni­val” is the name for the peri­od which runs from Twelfth Night (Jan­u­ary 6) and ends on Mar­di Gras.

You can read about the ter­mi­nol­o­gy of Car­ni­val and Mar­di Gras in this arti­cle from Mobile Bay, and about Mar­di Gras around the world in this Wikipedia arti­cle.

From the Library is pro­duced by Radio Riel in con­junc­tion with the Cale­don Library in Sec­ond Life; this week’s pro­grammes fea­ture music from the Radio Riel Music Library, pre­sent­ed by Gabrielle Riel and Elrik Mer­lin.

For more infor­ma­tion on the Cale­don Library, cur­rent exhibits and the work of Sec­ond Life ref­er­ence libraries in gen­er­al, please vis­it the Cale­don Library Web site, or one of their loca­tions in-world. Lis­ten to the pro­gram now at, or sim­ply vis­it any Cale­don Library branch in-world and press Play on your embed­ded music play­er.

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