Thursday, September 18, 2014

Three Rivers Library to Host October Raven Fest

This is the second year that Three Rivers is having an October Raven Fest with activities throughout town.  All of these activities will be at the library except for the Critter Creek Program on the 18th that is sponsored by the Three Rivers Library, but will take place at the Memorial Building.  
Oct 2nd   6:30 pm – RAVEN INTELLIGENCE – David Graber (recently retired Chief Scientist for the Pacific West Region of the National Park Service), Kristina Roper (archaeologist and lecturer in Anthropology at California State University, Fresno – Raven intelligence and as a species, how ravens use tools.  Also included will be the place of ravens in Native American  culture. 
Oct 4th _  11:00 am – Sequoia Natural History Association Lead Naturalist, Mike Springer will do a “Raving about Ravens” talk. Ravens are among the smartest of all birds, gaining a reputation for solving complicated problems.  These big, black birds thrive among humans, stretching across the sky on easy, flowing wing beats and filling the empty spaces with an echoing croak.    Mike will be available at the library to answer questions from 10 am to 3 pm.
Oct 4th  –  Raven Land LEGO Challenge from 10 am – 3 pm.  Bring your Raven inspired creation from home or work on your creation at the library – tubs of LEGOS will be available to work with.  We will also have raven inspired crafts.
Oct 16th - 6:30 pm  - Christina Lynch will read “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe and her original Three Rivers parody based on “The Raven”.    Christina is a television writer, novelist and writing instructor at COS, Antioch LA and UCLA Extension.  She has co-written two novels under the pen name Magnus Flyte:  the City of Dark Magic and City of Lost Dreams.  The winners of the Raven Writing Contest will then read their short stories with a reception to follow.
Oct 17th – 10:30 am “Learning About Ravens" for the Preschool and Play Group.  Just like us, ravens enjoy learning, experimenting and playing.  From figuring out puzzles to becoming acrobatic fliers, let’s play our way to discovering how ravens are such a big part of our everyday lives.
Oct 18th – 6:00 pm –  Critter Creek introduces “Augustus” the crow, “Edgar” the raven and “Vinnie” the vulture.  Learn about this rescue organization and the birds in their care.  Three Rivers Memorial Building – sponsored by the Three Rivers Friends of the Library.

Oct 23rd – 6:30 pm  - Native American Folklore with Marie Wilcox and Jennifer Malone.  Marie is the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language, and her daughter Jennifer, will share traditional Native American stories and their personal basket collection.  “Who Speaks Wukchumni”, a New York Times documentary, featured Marie Wilcox and the dictionary she created.  Her document will support the revitalization of the Wukchumni language for future generations.

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