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In honor of the Greek Festival ...

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church has been promoting Greek food and culture in downtown Columbia through Columbia's Greek Festival for 27 years. In honor of the fabulous food, dancing and entertainment, here are some resources for you to release your inner Greek.

You can stop by Richland Library Main's Local History Room to thumb through Holy Trinity's 50-year history.

Research your own ancestors with Ancestry.com's Library Edition.

Teach yourself Greek with Mango

Columbia's Greek Festival starts today. The hours are 10am-10pm through Saturday and 12-8pm on Sunday.


AmazonSarah S. Says: My Big Fat Greek Wedding - classic comedy about the differences in cultures that clash at a wedding.
Amazon Says: Based on the characters from the popular independent film, My Big Fat Greek Wedding! Nia and Tom return from their honeymoon and discover that when the honeymoon is over, the more...
Amazon Says: Based on the characters from the popular independent film, My Big Fat Greek Wedding! Nia and Tom return from their honeymoon and discover that when the honeymoon is over, the real fun begins. Seven episodes! Stars almost the entire cast from the movie – Nia Vardalos, Lainie Kazan, Louis Mandylor, Andrea Martin and more. Executive produced by Rita Wilson. less...
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AmazonSarah S. Says: Healthy cooking, healthy living - the Greek way
Amazon Says: The pristine beaches, azure sea, and historic richness of Greece aren’t the only reasons Americans are attracted to the Greek way of life——the juicy ripe tomatoes, cream more...
Amazon Says: The pristine beaches, azure sea, and historic richness of Greece aren’t the only reasons Americans are attracted to the Greek way of life——the juicy ripe tomatoes, creamy feta, and aromatic olive oil are just a few of the intensely satisfying flavors we just can’t seem to get enough of. Eating the Greek Way captures the freshness of Mediterranean cooking with more than 100 delicious and healthful dishes that will help you look and feel great——and bring the rich experience of the Greek Islands into your everyday life. The beauty of Eating the Greek Way is that every tantalizing meal in this book can help you lose weight and improve your health. Using the foundations of olive oil, garlic, wine, fish, nuts, yogurt, cheese, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins——ingredients found in a supermarket——these wholesome dishes will delight every palate. Reinvigorating familiar ingredients in a new way, Eating the Greek Way shares irresistible recipes, including Baked Prawns with Feta and Tomatoes, Spanish Chicken Casserole with Green Lentils, Lamb with Apricots and Almonds, and Passion Fruit Crème Brûlée. Packed with vibrant color photographs of the dishes as well as beautiful pictures of the landscape that inspired them, Eating the Greek Way is a treat for the senses and will revolutionize the way you think about healthful eating. less...
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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
AmazonSarah S. Says: Learn Greek mythology through this modern kids' book
Amazon Says: Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school . . . again. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to stay out of trouble. But can he really be more...
Amazon Says: Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school . . . again. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to stay out of trouble. But can he really be expected to stand by and watch while a bully picks on his scrawny best friend? Or not defend himself against his pre-algebra teacher when she turns into a monster and tries to kill him? Of course, no one believes Percy about the monster incident; he's not even sure he believes himself. Until the Minotaur chases him to summer camp. Suddenly, mythical creatures seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. The gods of Mount Olympus, he's coming to realize, are very much alive in the twenty-first century. And worse, he's angered a few of them: Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now Percy has just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property, and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. On a daring road trip from their summer camp in New York to the gates of the Underworld in Los Angeles, Percy and his friends–one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena–will face a host of enemies determined to stop them. To succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of failure and betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves. less...
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Odyssey by Homer
AmazonSarah S. Says: The longest journey
Amazon Says: Lombardo's Odyssey offers the distinctive speed, clarity, and boldness that so distinguished his 1997 Iliad. From the translation: "And when the wine had begun to work on his more...
Amazon Says: Lombardo's Odyssey offers the distinctive speed, clarity, and boldness that so distinguished his 1997 Iliad. From the translation: "And when the wine had begun to work on his mind, I spoke these sweet words to him: 'Cyclops You ask me my name, my glorious name, And I will tell it to you. Remember now, To give me the gift just as you promised. Noman is my name. They call me Noman- My mother, my father, and all my friends too.' He answered from his pitiless heart: 'Noman I will eat last after his friends. Friends first, him last. That's my gift to you.'" less...
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AmazonSarah S. Says: Learn the origin of your name - or give your baby a divine one
Amazon Says: Looking for the perfect name for your baby? Find all the inspiration and information you need on classic, meaningful names in Divine Baby Names. Each of the more than 500 leg more...
Amazon Says: Looking for the perfect name for your baby? Find all the inspiration and information you need on classic, meaningful names in Divine Baby Names. Each of the more than 500 legendary name entries include the name and its pronunciation, its meaning, notes on related names, the story of the famed individual who possessed the name in Greek and Roman history, and a list of noteworthy people who share the name. Learn of Althea, the One Who Is a Healer; Claire, the One Who Is Bright and Clear; Hermione, the princess daughter of Queen Helen of Sparta; and Zoe, the One Who Is Life Itself. Read the stories of Ajax, the Mighty Warrior; Griffin, a noble and powerful mystical creature; Isaac, Emperor of Byzantium and the One Who Laughs; and Talos, the One Who Is the Sun. Divine Baby Names will give parents hundreds of epic, timeless names that are worthy of the four million little gods and goddesses born in the U.S. annually. less...
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