Seventh Annual Solstice Celebration Scheduled at Driftwood
Information provided by Driftwood (Lincoln City) Public Library
Driftwood Public Library extends an invitation to everyone in the community to join in its eighth annual, free Winter Solstice celebration on Thursday evening, December 22nd. The celebration will be held in the Distad Reading Room at the North end of the Library starting at 7:00 p.m. and is expected to last approximately one-and-a-half hours.
Winter Solstice is the official first day of Winter- it is also the longest night of the year. Cultures 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 hope and reflection.
< The celebration at Driftwood is an inclusive one: they hope to offer a program in which anyone can stop, take a breath, relax and reflect in the company of their community. The music, including performances by amateur and professional musicians from the area, will be in celebration of the winter season itself in an attempt to provide a small sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of Holiday shopping and preparation. Likewise, the readings will reflect on various aspects of winter and solstice and what these mean to different interpreters. Cookies, coffee and tea will be provided at the intermission. The celebration is sponsored by The Friends of Driftwood Public Library, Cape Foulweather Coffee Co. and Rockfish Bakery. Driftwood Public Library is located on the second floor of the Lincoln City Civic Center at 801 SW Highway 101 in Lincoln City. The reading room is on the North end of the library. Any questions about this or any other library event can be directed to Ken Hobson at 541 996-1242 or via e-mail at email@example.com. Please visit the library’s website at www.driftwoodlib.org. <