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Grim for Grown-ups

The Clearwater Public Library in Clearwater, KS will host “Grimm for Grownups,” a presentation and discussion by Priscilla Howe on October 23, 2020 at 6:30PM] at the Clearwater Public Library]. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. Contact the the Clearwater Public Library at 620-584-6474 for more information. The program is made possible by Humanities Kansas.
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.
For more information about “Grimm for Grownups” in Clearwater contact the Clearwater Public Library.

Holiday contest


Just In times for the Holidays!  Beginning on November 3rd every day that a person checks out something from the Library they can enter a drawing (Full name and contact information) for a free Christmas DVD.  Five (5) names will be drawn on Friday afternoon for winners.  This will be every week with the final drawing on December 18th.