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Tricksters and Wise Women: How Stories Travel the World

April 3, 2023 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Friends of the Pittsburg Public Library invite you to their Annual Meeting and Program on Monday, April 3 at 6:00 p.m. in the Library’s Meeting Room. Priscilla Howe will present, Tricksters and Wise Women: How Stories Travel the World. Howe is a professional storyteller and author from Lawrence, Kansas.
Folktales reveal what we value, what makes us laugh, what makes us cry, and what we hope to be. There are many versions of the classic Cinderella fairy tale, each representing the culture and place of the people who tell them. At their core, folktales tell life lessons and present the role tricksters and wise women often played. This talk will uncover the differences between myth, legend, tall tale, and folktale, and explore differences between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation. The program is sponsored by Humanities Kansas.
The Friends of the Pittsburg Public Library organization, with over 200 members, plays a significant role in supporting the library’s programs and services. Volunteers raise money to purchase library materials and to fund a variety of programs throughout the year, including the library’s summer reading programs. The Friends raise money through memberships and book sales. The Friends always need new volunteers! Whether you’re available once a week, once a month, or once a year—we can always use more friends!
Enjoy this free program and learn more about our outstanding Friends of the Library group.