REAL MAIL FRIDAYS:
Holiday Card Socials

Three Thursdays and One Friday in December
Thursdays: December 1, 8, & 15
Friday December 23
2 to 5 Eastern, from wherever you are, via Zoom

Two years ago at this time we took a chance at bringing folks together virtually for a new version of a many-years-old tradition here at the Jaffe of gathering on each First Friday to write letters. This online version has since turned into a weekly event, and we've made wonderful new friends from all over the States and Canada and even an occasional visit from Real Mail friends in other parts of the world. It's been truly amazing.

And here we are again at that time of year when we're dreaming of snow and remembering friends and family, near and far with cards and letters. Why not handle this task in the company of friends? Gather with us four times in December –– three Thursdays and one Fridays –– to write your Christmas cards and Yuletide cards, Chanukah cards and Kwanzaa cards and New Year cards, too.

STAY AWAKE

bedtime stories for kids & sleepy adults

For Episode No. 6, we invite you to Stay Awake with John Cutrone as he reads Spooks A-Hunting, a Tirolean folktale for St. Martin's Night, adapted, retold, and illustrated by Diane Goode from the 1994 Dutton Children's Books edition Diane Goode's Book of Scary Stories & Songs.

Scary Factor: Minimal. Suitable for all ages.

Our bedtime stories series began just before Halloween in 2021 with a magical retelling of Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in a performance of The Misadventures of Ichabod Crane by master storyteller Jonathan Kruk. This episode is still available, too, and it's a delight no matter what time of year. We also invite you to Stay Awake with John Cutrone as our JCBA Director tells the tale of Pierre, a boy who didn't care. It's a story by Maurice Sendak. You can also stay awake with British artist Davy McGuire as he reads That Pesky Rat by Lauren Child, John Cutrone reading A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Kianga Jinaki as she reads The Greedy Hyena. This is what Stay Awake is all about: Great tales, from us to you, as we gather JCBA friends from around the world to tell stories and read children's books. Our goal is to help your little ones fall asleep. (Kids, don't tell the adults, but our plan is to keep you up with us while the adults catch 40 winks. But that's just between us.)

POSTPONED!
JCBA'S FIFTH ANNUAL
LIBRARY WAYZGOOSE FESTIVAL
AN ONLINE VIDEO EVENT

ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR BARTLEMAS NIGHT (AUGUST 24)... NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

featuring printer JENNIFER FARRELL of Starshaped Press
music by PATTY LARKIN
your host JOHN CUTRONE, Director of FAU Libraries' Jaffe Center for Book Arts



Update July 6, 2022: Due to an injury sustained by musician Patty Larkin, this year's Wayzgoose will be postponed until Patty has had time to heal and play guitar again. Here's a bit of what you can expect once we have our new Wayzgoose date set: