Thursday, February 11, 2010

String Theory?

Nope, Not Physics But Oh So Much Fun!
Thursday afternoon 'Take a Break' programs sure are interesting. Last month, library staff member Phil Carr led a beading workshop, complete with presentation about beading in world cultures. (Find our beading workshop photo album on Facebook.)

Today, Phil led a workshop about the cultural history of string figures and string games. Participants from different generations also learned 'the ropes' of using their hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and problem solving skills to create a number of string figures, familiar and not so familar.

Further Reading
Most string game/string figure books are included in our children's collection and yet we ask : who cares? No matter your age, creating string figures is a great, often relaxing way to keep your brain well-oiled and your fingers nimble. Not to mention, string is cheap...

Photo and video by Marilou Overson