Theme to explore how people build connections
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — Friends of the Marshfield Public Library (FOMPL) invites the public to attend the 14th edition of its signature event, Timeless Tales, on Saturday, April 9, at 7 p.m.
Each year the Timeless Tales Committee selects an assortment of literature and music in exploration of a chosen theme. The theme for Timeless Tales 2016 is “Building Connections,” inspired by 10 years of community and elemental links made in bringing to fruition the new Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library at the corner of Veterans Parkway and Maple Avenue.
How and why do we connect to all that surrounds us? What kinds of relationships do we form to the past, the future, people near and far, different cultures, the natural world, or our spiritual selves? Plus, some of the innovations that have increased our interconnectedness will be considered.
Readings will come from the pens of Anthony Doerr, Stephen King, Harper Lee, Carl Sagan, Percy Shelley, Maria Shriver, D.L. Stewart, and Simon Winchester, among others.
Emcee Bob Halle will lead a group of enthusiastic volunteer readers from the community, including Bill Heiting, Greg Jackan, Echo Means, Bob Meyer, Rick Mueller, Emily Novicki, Alexandra Noziska, Terri Richards, and Jonathan Viegut.
Music director Donna Thompson has gathered her largest ensemble of dedicated musicians yet, presenting a program of songs sure to inspire and delight. Performing will be Lonna Alexander, Rachel Anderson, Karissa Dierickx, Alanna Everett, Doug Hawks, Marla Hawks, Jill Kupfer, Deb Nyberg Kraus on keyboard, Dayna Rogers, Ann Stevning-Roe, Tom Stevning-Roe on vocals and ukulele, Josh Vehrs, Karl Wallin on guitar, Anne Warren, Ben Warren, Mark Warren, and Andy Wuethrich.
As always, the evening caps off with freshly baked desserts donated by FOMPL.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students, and are available beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the door. Timeless Tales is an adult event, not recommended for students younger than middle school-age.