Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Native American Heritage Month Programs

November is Native American Heritage Month and the Forsyth County Public Library will be marking the occasion with two events designed to bring the history of Cherokee tribes in Forsyth County to life.

First, local author and historian Don Shadburn will discuss our community’s rich Native American history in a program called “Cherokee Countrymen and Mixed-Blood Families of Forsyth County.” The program will be held at the Hampton Park Library on Saturday, November 15 at 3:00 p.m.

Shadburn is widely recognized as the authority on Cherokee history in Forsyth County and has authored several books on the subject, as well as numerous newspaper and magazine articles. The Forsyth County Public Library collection includes all of Shadburn’s books.

“Cherokee Countrymen and Mixed-Blood Families of Forsyth County” is appropriate for teens and adults. The event is free, but advance registration is requested. Please visit www.forsythpl.org to register to attend.

Storyteller Barry Stewart Mann will perform
“Peace Pipes and Talking Leaves: Leaders 
and Lore of the Cherokee” at the 
Hampton Park Library on November 16.
The second event honoring Native American Heritage Month will also be the second event in the library’s One World Forsyth series. Acclaimed storyteller Barry Stewart Mann will present “Peace Pipes and Talking Leaves: Leaders and Lore of the Cherokee” at the Hampton Park Library on Sunday, November 16 at 2:00 p.m.

This program features authentically-styled costumes and props, inventive puppets and staging, and plenty of audience participation to make this a stimulating learning experience that honors the tales, traditions, and contributions of this influential Native American nation.

“Peace Pipes and Talking Leaves: Leaders and Lore of the Cherokee” is appropriate for families and all ages are welcome to attend. The event is free and advance registration is not required.

For additional information about these programs or to learn about other library events, please visit www.forsythpl.org.

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