Celebrate the Summer Solstice and the "Libraries Rock" Summer Reading Programs with a fun Kick-off Party!
It's Summer Solstice! This takes place every year on June 21, when the northern half of the Earth is tilted towards the sun--making it the longest day of the year for folks in the Northern Hemisphere. The word "Solstice" is really two Latin words put together: sol meaning sun, and sistere meaning to stand still. Struck by the amazing power of the sun, many cultures hosted large feasts and celebration during Summer Solstice. For Christians, it's the Feast of St. John the Baptist, For Wiccan, it's Litha. For Pagans, it's Midsummer. For Chinese, it's a celebration honoring Li, the Goddess of Light.
Come to the party to learn about the Summer Solstice and to dance around the Midsummer tree like they do in Sweden! Enjoy non-alcoholic Mead and fresh vegetables and fruits! You might even see some Midsummer Night's Dream Fairies frolicking in the library's garden!
Pick up your Summer Reading Log and make your Library Rock!