As the Holiday Season approaches many folks become nostalgic, recalling loved ones who are no longer with us. One way to use those memories in a positive way is to reshape them into a story to share with family and friends. As Hugh Lupton, author, states,
“Nothing in life lasts forever. If you love something and you lose it, put it in a story. And every time you tell it you’ll see the thing you lost in your imagination.”
The library has some resources to help you think about how to write down or tell your stories. They are as follows:
Creating a family storytelling tradition by Robin Moore. 372.64 Moo
Crash course in storytelling by Kendall F. Haven 372.67 Hav
Painted words: Marianthe’s story one by Aliki
The Parents’ guide to storytelling: how to make up new stories and retell old favorites by Margaret Read MacDonald JCRC 649.58 Mac
Begin a new tradition this season, a tradition of storytelling.
Did you ever find your world turned upside down, due to one undeniable fact? Well that’s what happens to Ava Johnson, the feisty heroine of this month’s book club read! In Pearl Cleage’s debut novel, What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day, Ava returns to her small home town of Idlewild, Michigan after discovering she is HIV positive. But things have changed in the tiny town and Ava’s friends and family need her as much as she needs them! Packed with sensuality, harsh reality and moving you to laughter and tears, this book will have a profound effect on the reader! Join A Novel Bunch on November 21, from 2:00-3:30, at the library for an interesting and provocative discussion!
Okinawa Yuyukai at Brown County
Traditional Arts Indiana and the Brown County Public Library present the Okinawa Yu Yu Kai from Indianapolis. They will demonstrate Eisa, an energetic, powerful drum dance. Share Okinawan language and culture on November 17 from 2 to 3 pm. Free!
The Library is hosting an American Girl Program on Saturday, November 9, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of fun with snacks, crafts and give-aways, including Saige. The program is opened to all ages, but the drawings are for children only. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. You must be present to win.
Attention all fiber crafters and wannabe fiber crafters. Beginning Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. the library will be hosting a weekly “loop group.” All ages and all skill levels are welcome. Bring your own projects of any fiber related craft – knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, needlework, etc. – and spend some time with like-minded people. Share your projects, share your skills, learn new techniques, ….. Some free supplies for knitting and crocheting will be available. No registration is required and there is no charge. This is a totally drop-in program. For more information call the library at 988-2850.