Wednesday, March 13, 2013

'Emily Dickinson' to visit library March 19

Event encourages people to celebrate all that March has to offer.....

“Hope” is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all -
Emily Dickinson

Beautiful indeed. Tuesday, March 19 at 4:30 at the Pine River Library, Rhoda Jackson will “be” Emily Dickinson. She speaks to me. Emily does. I always thought of feathers as something to chase, but I find, from this poem, it is something within me. It has a name. “Hope”.  Friends, I know you think of me as rather frivolous, but I have a deeper self. Come to this presentation as I will and get to know Emily Dickinson. Rhoda will present her in costume of the times.

“For over 200 years, world statesmen, literary giants, and legends of the silver screen have joined the millions of pilgrims climbing the steps to kiss the Blarney Stone and gain the gift of eloquence…”

March is apparently a month for eloquence. St. Patrick’s Day falls on March 17, and kissing the Blarney Stone is part of that very Irish tradition. Though most of us are not in a position to rush off to Ireland, we certainly can indulge in eloquence. Wear something green and celebrate this special “Holiday” with your Irish friends.

March, this year, also gives us both, Purim, a traditional Jewish celebration and Easter, a traditional Christian celebration. It is a time of rebirth. It is also a time of “Hope” for the coming of spring.
Whatever your belief, celebrate!

If you have been in the Library recently you might have noticed the new chairs. A big thank you goes out to the Pine River American Legion for donating the funds so the Library could purchase these nice chairs.

March is Food Share Month! Did you know the Library has a donation box? You can drop off your donation at the Library and the staff will make sure it gets to the Food Shelf.

I remain,

Browser, the library cat

Printed in the Pine River Journal 14 March 2013