Myths from all corners of the globe continue to entertain and educate us. They provide us with larger than life characters and universal stories that weave through our novels, games, television, and movies long after their first tellings. Through mythology, we find common ground with others, characters as deeply troubled and flawed as ourselves, and stories as broad and complex as the universe.
This month, we are exploring mythological themes in many of our programs. Come have fun with us as we celebrate this amazing heritage!
- Mythology Jeopardy! Come test your knowledge of all things mythology! Saturday, November 3 from 2:00 to 4:00
- The setting for this month’s Tuesday Night Movie, Death on the Nile, is among the pyramids and artifacts of ancient Egypt. Tuesday, November 6 at 6:00
- PPL Book Club November title is Circe by Madeline Miller: a New York Times best seller described as “a bold and subversive retelling of the goddess’s story.” Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00 PM
- Mythology Read-a-Thon – Join us for readings from selected Greek, Roman, Native American, and Egyptian mythology. Stories with tricksters will be featured! Wednesday, November 14 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
- A Mythological Collaboration – PPL collaborates with Quincy College and the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department. Join us for a discussion with Professor Kornhiser and her students who will share their experience at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility. They will be reading and discussing their understanding of mythology and how this long lasting lore still affects us in today’s world. Wednesday, November 14 from 3:30 to 5:00 PM
In the Children’s Room
- Native American Nature Tales with Diane Edgecomb – Ranging from the humorous to the heart-felt, these stories celebrate native culture and its strong links to the natural world. We learn an Abenaki canoeing song, explore over seven different animals in the Northwest legend of Loon’s Song and discover why America is called Turtle Island. Join one of New England’s favorite tellers as these rich stories create a colorful weave embracing all of nature. Diane has been given permission to tell these tales from many prominent Native American authors. For families with children of all ages. No registration required. This event has been developed with a donation from the Jen Kane Scholarship and Charitable Trust. Saturday, November 10, 11:00 AM
- Mythology Trivia – Come test your knowledge against other mythology fans! Questions will be inspired by myths from around the world. Families are encouraged to participate as a team. No registration is required. Tuesday, November 13 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM
- Family Film Series – Hercules, Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 PM