To celebrate the turn of summer into fall, drummers will gather on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gibbs Library. Led by Jody King, the drummers will meet during the international 8,000 Sacred Drums event and join in this rhythmic prayer to Mother Earth.

At this drumming event, special guest Elder Thaayrohyadi of the Council of Otomi Elders who is the founder of the International Indigenous University in Temoaya, Mexico will attend. The drumming at Gibbs Library is performed simultaneously with drumming groups all over the world. The intention of the 8,000 Sacred Drums is to bring people together to receive the Native American wisdom teachings and to heal the individual, the community, the nations, and all peoples, and to put them into a harmonic relationship with the cosmos. In tribal America, this is referred to as The Closing of the Hoop of All Nations.

The event is free and open to everyone. A few extra drums are available. No experience necessary. Gibbs Library is located at 40 Old Union Road, Washington. For more information, go to or call 845-2663.