Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012
Wilson Special Collections Library
Cookies at 5 p.m. | Lobby
Program at 5:30 p.m. | Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Free and open to the public
Information: Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, (919) 548-1203
Storytellers and musicians will entertain children of all ages at the Friends of the Library’s 20th annual Winter Stories program on Dec. 6 in Wilson Library.
Brian Sturm, associate professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), and SILS students will enchant with folk tales and literary tales from around the world with the theme “Chilly and Charming.” Library staff members and SILS students will provide music and lead sing-alongs.
To mark the 20th anniversary of this winter tradition, Winter Stories founder Jeffery Beam and professional storyteller and early participant Terry Rollins will take part. Beam, a poet based in Hillsborough, retired from the Library in 2011 after 36 years of service.
Also telling stories and making music will be SILS students Kate Barr, Marianne Bell, Emily Childress-Campbell, Veronica Koven-Matasy, Brianna Leesch, Virginia Neisler, Peter Shirts, Emily Vardell, and Nicole Lehotsky; senior English major Hugh Koeze; and Chris Lehotsky.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a new or gently used children’s book to contribute to a book drive for the Book Fairy, an organization that donates children’s books to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at UNC Hospitals.