2018 started off with a
flashback to our roots! Foster Brown and Bette Lou Higgins opened the
season with CANAL SONGS AND STORIES at the North Ridgeville Library.
This newest version of the program included PowerPoint slides of the
sites along the canal. The large audience group enjoyed the trip back
in time and Margaret Watterson (one of our storytellers from LEGENDS
OF THE LAKES) said it sparked memories of her trip with her husband
on the Erie Canal and the Inter-coastal Waterway. (The storytelling
version of this program will be presented at the Lorain Library on Wednesday,
August 22 at noon. Check
our website for details as they become available.)
March was Women's History Month and we celebrated at several locations
with presentations of GRANDMA
GATEWOOD: OHIO'S LEGENDARY HIKER, TRAIL MAGIC: THE GRANDMA GATEWOOD
STORY and YOU
CAN'T PLAY BALL IN A SKIRT! A couple of groups started off the women's
theme in February and continued into April with these programs. Presenters
included: Holy Spirit Ladies Guild (Avon, Ohio), Amherst (Ohio) Public
Library, Morningside At Martin's Run in Lorain, Ohio, Oberlin Heritage
Center (Ohio), Grafton (Ohio) Library, The Baseball Heritage Museum
(Cleveland, Ohio) and the Westerville Library, The REI in Virginia Beach,
Virginia and Hocking Hills Tourism Association (Ohio).
Anne McEvoy portrayed Alta Weiss at the Grafton Library and the Baseball
Heritage Museum to two very involved audiences who stayed for nice
talk-back sessions after each program. Doing the show at League Park
was truly a special event - especially since there was actually a baseball
game going on at the time!
On April 10, the members of St. Thomas More Women's Guild enjoyed finding
out about CLEVELAND FACES AND PLACES.