Show & Tell … for grownups

Aug 12, 2014
Rockland librarian Patricia King shares a memory during the last Show & Tell event.

Rockland — Rockland Public Library and personal historian Meghan Vigeant will host Show & Tell (for Grownups) Saturday, Aug. 23, at 10:30 a.m. in the Friends Community Room of the library, 80 Union St.

Everyone remembers hauling a treasured possession to school and telling classmates why it mattered. The public is invited to bring old photos, letters, family mementos or even an “ancient” artifact to show and tell the stories behind these items. At the last Show & Tell event, hosted by The Chowder House, participants shared all kinds of interesting items and stories of haunted paintings, juicy teenage diary entries, Grammy & Grampy’s jammies, a baby grand Steinway piano and a journal from 1810 with stories about the crazy neighbor lady.

Anyone is welcome to join in the fun and become part of the conversation. Participants do not have to show and tell; they can just look and listen. The event is free and promised to be fun with stories that will warm the heart.

Vigeant is a writer, producer and personal historian who primarily works with individuals and families to write and privately publish their memoirs and family stories for younger generations. She also works with organizations that want to engage people using videos and multimedia. She said she loves this work because she finds everyone has an interesting story.

The Friends Community Room is located in the lower level of the library. Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made with 48 hours’ notice by calling the library at 594-0310.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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