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Lions! And Tigers! And Bears!

Program celebrates spirit of library

The Library Lions are on the loose and kids ages 6 and up are invited to help us celebrate these "Spirits of the Library" on Wednesday, Oct. 6 from 1:30 to 3:30 (an early-release day for the White Salmon schools) at the White Salmon Valley Community Library.

Join Lion artists Janet Essley and Diane Gadway along with Claymania for this hands-on-clay program.

Make your own library spirits using low-fire porcelain stoneware clay and share in the "Spirits of the Library" exhibit in the library's front display case during the month of October.

After your "Spirits" dry, Claymania will kiln-fire them for you, and you can pick them up at the library to take home.

Attendance is limited. Pre-registration is required.

To register, call the library 493-1132.

The Library Lions are a public art project sponsored by the Friends of the Library and funded by a grant from the Mary Hoyt Stevenson Foundation of White Salmon.

The Lions are mounted atop the four pillars at the library's front entrance. They represent the "Guardian of Fiction," "The Guardian of Non-Fiction," "The Guardian of Knowledge," and the "Guardian of Transformation". The set of four Lions was inspired by European Gargoyles and Library Lions everywhere who guard the library buildings and the accumulated knowledge, wisdom and imagination that they contain.

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