Join us as we make a decorative wooden holder to store your car keys, recipe ideas, dog leashes, or flowers!Registration is not required, but is recommended.If we run out of supplies, those who register will be honored first.Open to adults and teens (grades 6-12).
Hello current and future Fiction & Friends book club members! As you may know, we typically have our meetings on the fourth Thursday of the month. However, that is Thanksgiving this year, so we are going to move it to the third Thursday, November 21st, for this month.
In November we will be reading The Curious Case of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick . See you there!
Rosie Wiley, president of the Wichita Genealogical Society, will be presenting on FamilySearch.org. It is a free genealogy website that anyone can access. She will be explaining how the site works and showing you tips and tricks to it. We suggest that you create an account for the website before the class so we can jump into learning more about it. It is not required though. We will meet in the computer lab, but feel free to bring your own laptop or tablet to follow along. We hope to see you there!
The Brothers Grimm traveled across Europe in the 1800s collecting folktales that eventually became the classic fairytales children read today. However, most were never intended for children. This talk explores the story of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and discusses why collecting folktales is important for understanding a community’s values and fears.
Priscilla Howe is a freelance storyteller and a 2015 Fulbright Senior Scholar. A former children’s librarian, Howe moved to Lawrence in 1993 and became a global storyteller who has shared stories on 4 different continents.
“Stories really aren’t just for children. I love the Grimm tales even more as an adult than I did as a child, and I was a story-devouring kid,” Howe said. “There’s something in these stories that connects us on a deep level. It’s like magic.” “Grimm for Grownups” is part of Humanities Kansas’s Movement of Ideas Speakers Bureau, featuring presentations and workshops designed to share stories that inspire, spark conversations that inform, and generate insights that strengthen civic engagement.
This presentation was made possible by Humanities Kansas. Humanities Kansas is an independent nonprofit spearheading a movement of ideas to empower the people of Kansas to strengthen their communities and our democracy. Since 1972, our pioneering programming, grants, and partnerships have documented and shared stories to spark conversations and generate insights. Together with our partners and supporters, we inspire all Kansans to draw on history, literature, ethics, and culture to enrich their lives and serve the communities and state we all proudly call home. Visit humanitieskansas.org.