Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Storytelling in North Carolina

From the mountains to the coast, the storytelling tradition is alive in North Carolina. At festivals, libraries, schools, and community events, the young and mature enjoy seasoned as well as beginning storytellers.

To enjoy talented storytellers in your area, visit these sites:

Raleigh Convention Bureau

National Storytelling Network

The North Carolina Storytelling Guild

Asheville Storytelling Circle

The Storytelling Arts Center of the Southeast (SACS)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Reader's Advisory-A Recipe for Finding Good Books


Thousands of readers
Millions of titles
One host site
A dash of creativity
A cup of connectivity
Bake forever at a constant temperature for people to enjoy sharing their favorite books.

Yields: Goodreads

The best social networking website to share your favorites and not so favorites, to interact with authors, and to keep track of your library, especially if your real home library looks a mess like mine.

Visit my virtual library by searching "Vy" and joining my friends list. The Goodreads site links books to Amazon and the World Catalog, so you can view exactly where copies of the book are in your area. Wow, the world is getting smaller.

Join my online book club.
Click on the link above.
Create an account.
Search "Vy's Book Club".

Read and share today.

African American Cultural Complex

Use your resources and gifts to positively impact your community and the world. Do not wait for someone else to do it.

Dr. E.B. and Juanita Palmer created the African American Cultural Complex, an experiential museum on their property in Raleigh, North Carolina. I took a quick self guided tour on Saturday and promised Mrs. Palmer I would be back for a formal tour. Just a few steps from my car, I was transported to North Carolina's past.

The African American Cultural Complex hosts events throughout the spring and summer, such as the Heritage Trail Festival and the Amistad Saga Outdoor Drama.

A must on everyone's calendar for next year.