Monday, June 30, 2008

Adult Summer Reading Program Event

Urban Legends : Truth and Lies From a Friend of a Friend
Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 2:00 pm in the Board Room
Presented by Steven Henegar

Everyone knows and tells these informal stories about the burglar in the closet, the real ingredients of that hamburger, or the poodle in the microwave. None of them happened to us, but we heard about it from a friend, who heard about it from a friend, or received it in an email. They're funny and scary and gross, and are probably modern legends.

We hear them at reunions, hanging out with friends, and over the Internet. They reflect legitimate anxieties, offer practical lessons, but also traffic in rumor and stereotypes.

This program promises to be a thoughtful, fun and participatory session of performance and discussion. You will discover how to spot these stories, ask why we tell them, and what we are saying about each other. And if you have your own urban legend to share you will have a chance to do that too.

This program is recommended for ages from 14-adults.

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