A lantern walk on Southwest Harbor's Causeway Bridge in 2016. A similiar walk is planned for Nov. 16. PHOTO COURTESY OF GEORGE SOULES

Storytelling by the light of lanterns



SOUTHWEST HARBOR — As the days start to grow shorter, thoughts often turn to light and the ways it can be celebrated. The Southwest Harbor Public Library is planning a lantern walk for Saturday, Nov. 17 as an observance of the changing season and a celebration of the darkening days, organizers said. “This is a fun family event and all are welcome.”

In preparation for the lantern walk, a lantern-making session is planned for 3-5 p.m. at the library. Supplies will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring a tall, wide-mouth glass jar if they have one.

The lantern walk will take place that same evening, Nov. 16 at 5:30 p.m. Participants will meet at the High Road parking lot in Southwest Harbor and walk down Causeway Lane with their lanterns lit.

On the Causeway Bridge, Belfast-based storyteller and musician Jennifer Armstrong will tell a seasonal story.

After the walk, around 6:30 p.m., a simple meal of soup and bread is planned back at the library. “Please bring your own place setting,” organizers said.

Anyone interested in making soup or volunteering at the event is asked to contact Susan Plimpton, Children’s Librarian, at 244-7065.

Note: Event was rescheduled from Friday to Saturday due to the Weather forecast.

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