Friday, January 15, 2010

The Brothers Grimm

A new year brings a desire to share new experience with your children. Exploring the world of fairy tales with your child can provide that, and the Grimm Brothers' fairy tales have been famous throughout the world for more than two centuries!

The Grimms were mid-eighteenth century German language scholars known for their collection of fairy tales. The stories they collected were folklore and legend in oral form told by peasant villagers in Europe. The Grimm's tales have all the elements of popular literature: the characters are universally appealing, and the plots are recounted with spellbinding quality and the search for love and happiness. With a unique combination of fantasy and reality, the stories have stood the test of time; not only do they entertain, but they inspire imagination, offer solutions to problems, promote confidence, and generally enrich their readers' lives.

The Friends of the Library are sponsoring Grimm Brothers: Four Plays presented by the Ouroboros Theatre Company this Sunday, January 17 at 2 p. m. here at the library. Join us, share a wonderful time with your family, and give yourselves something to talk about for the new year. When the program is over, stop by the Youth Services desk on the 2nd floor to find great folk and fairy tales to share at home!

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