The Staff of Driftwood Public Library extend an invitation to everyone in the community to join in its tenth annual, free Winter Solstice celebration on Saturday evening December 21st. The event will be held in the Distad Reading Room at the North end of the Library starting at 6:30 p.m. and is expected to last approximately one-and-a-half hours.
Cultures world wide have been celebrating Winter Solstice for centuries as a way of acknowledging the end of lengthening nights and shortening days. After the solstice, the sun will start setting later in the evening and the days will grow gradually longer over the next six months, finally culminating in Summer Solstice in late June. The holiday is often seen as a time for celebration, hope and reflection.
The celebration at Driftwood offers a program in which anyone can stop, take a breath, relax and reflect in the company of their community. The entertainment, including performances by musicians and poets from the area, will honor the winter season itself, providing a small sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Likewise, the readings will reflect on various aspects of winter and solstice and what these mean to different interpreters.
Light refreshments will be provided at intermission.
The celebration is sponsored by The Friends of Driftwood Public Library, Cape Foulweather Coffee Company and Starbucks of Lincoln City.
Driftwood Public Library is located on the second floor of the Lincoln City Civic Center at 801 SW Highway 101 in Lincoln City. Any questions about this event can be directed to Mark Irmscher at 541-996-1257 or via e-mail at email@example.com
Please visit the library’s website at www.driftwoodlib.org.