A long time ago, in a faraway land, a legend began which tells a tale of adventure and courage.
This spring, the Brighton District Library will hold a series of events about Robin Hood from movies and book discussions, to storytelling and theater productions. Each event will highlight the story of the king of thieves and how the myth continues to spark the imaginations of both the young and the old. The public is invited to join us for Robin Hood beginning May 19 and running through June 8. Admission is free.
Jennifer Osborne, Head of Adult Services and Project Director of the Robin Hood series said, “By offering this series of programs, the Library was able to tie together multiple generations that would appeal to a wide age range of people. The Brighton District Library is passionate about offering programs that relate to literature in one form or another. “
“Today’s written literature has evolved from the oral tradition, from the tales of heroes and history brought to us by storytellers, troubadours, and troupes of wandering thespians," she said. "We felt what better way to explain that literacy heritage than through the story of Robin Hood, said Osborne.”
Upcoming programs include:
Robin Hood Children’s Movie (G), Saturday May 19 - 12-1:30 p.m.
Get ready for a swashbuckling adventure with lots of laughs for all. Free admission. Call 810-229-6571, ext. 227 to register.
Teen to Adult Robin Hood Movie (PG 13), 2-4:20 p.m.
In an age of oppression and shameless tyranny, an outlaw becomes the unlikely hero that saves a nation and inspires generations to fight for freedom. Free admission. Call 810-229-6571, ext. 227 to register today.
Robin Hood Book Discussion, Wednesday, May 30, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Join us for an all-ages book discussion group. Readers, ages 9 and older can pick up a copy of Howard Pyle’s, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood from the Adult Reference Desk. The first twelve adults and children who sign up to participate in the discussion will receive a complimentary copy of the book! - Call 810-229-6571, ext. 227 to register.
Robin Hood the Storyteller, Saturday, June 2, 2-3 p.m.
Join us as storyteller, Jeff Doyle, entertains us with an original Robin Hood retelling, along with updated tales. Registration begins May 19 – call 810-229-6571, ext. 227.
Robin Hood Theatre Production, Friday, June 8, 6-7 p.m. Brighton’s own Livingston Players will put on an exclusive production of Robin Hood, written especially for our series of events. Registration begins May 26 – call 810-229-6571, ext. 227.
Robin Hood was sponsored in part by the Michigan Center for the Book whose mission is to promote an awareness of books, reading, literacy, authors and Michigan's rich literary heritage, and the Friends of the Brighton District Library.