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VIRTUAL Read-a-Loud

July 7, 2020 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Director Dora St Martin will read My Side of the Mountain: The Classic Story of Wilderness Survival by Jean Craighead George. 30 minutes. Grades 3-6 and up. Directions for the Zoom meeting will be available 15 minutes prior to start of the program.

VIRTUAL Book Hangout

July 9, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Librarian Lily for a casual discussion of what books you've been reading and get ideas for your next read! A link will be posted here for the Zoom Meeting 5 minutes before the event.

VIRTUAL Folk & Fairy Tales Friday (Storytime for Adults)

July 10, 2020 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

<p>Join us Friday, July 10th at 12:15pm for the reading of a new fairy tale, “A Stone Woman” from <i>Little Black Book of Stories </i>by A.S. Byatt. This story is not recommended for children. A link will be posted here for the Zoom meeting 15 minutes before the event.<br></p><p>“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ~ Neil Gaiman* <em>Coraline</em></p><p>The pandemic has presented us with new challenges and exacerbated old ones. Folk and fairy tales do not merely entertain us, but teach and remind us that we can conquer whatever we face and help quell our fears and anxieties. As we are faced with new obstacles we also need new fairy tales. On these summer Fridays, we will be sharing a combination of old and new folk and fairy tales to aid our community in overcoming the challenges we face today.</p>*Paraphrasing of G.K. Chesterton’s <em>Red Angel</em>: “Fairy tales, then, are not responsible for producing in children fear, or any of the shapes of fear; fairy tales do not give the child the idea of the evil or the ugly; that is in the child already, because it is in the world already. Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon.”

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