Fireside chat at the library (12/8/2012)

Events at the Cameron Village Library are always cool with the nice group event space they have. This Saturday has a special program, put together by this library in conjunction with NCSU library.

It starts at 11am on 12/5, and will last about an hour, featuring live music, entertainment, music, craft and snacks.

Cameron Village library is located at 1930 Clark Ave.

Thanks to a good friend for alerting me about this program; I always appreciate hearing about good events; please email me at if you know of something!

Storytime at the library (11/10/2012)

Color-coded bookcase by juhansonin

The Wake County libraries have a quite extensive program of storytimes for all age groups. With the weather getting cooler, spending a Saturday morning in the library starts sounding like a good idea.

And while I’m not sure if our children’s children will have physical libraries with paper-based books in them, do take your kids and let them experience the participatory and tactile process of choosing a book and taking it home for a few days. It feels slightly different from hitting the “Download to Kindle” button…

Baby Storytime (0-1.5 yrs) at Cameron Village library: Saturday, 10:15 am – 10:35 am
Family Storytime (3-5yrs) at Cameron Village library: Saturday, 11:00 am – 11:30 am
and more at the Wake County library website.

The image is Color-coded bookcase by juhansonin, used under the CC-BY license

Storyteller Donna Washington (2/19/2012)

Donna Washington (photo © 2008 DLW Storyteller)

It is always a bit risky to feature someone or something just from hearsay, but Donna Washington looks very promising. I have never seen her live, but I want to. She will be telling stories this Sunday, 2/19 at 3pm at the Cary Arts Center as part of the Marvelous Music series. On her website, choose “Samples” from the menu to get an idea. Or just watch the video below. I love storytelling as an art form, and this woman sure is good at it. The announcement does not say what age group she is performing for, so if you’re planning on going, call and find out. (I would assume kids should be at least 4-5 years old, if not more.) If you do go, let me know how it was. Donna Washington is telling stories all over the country, but she is based in Durham and I hope to catch her another time.