‘Healing Through the Arts’ brings violence awareness
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“Healing Through the Arts,” begins today and continues through April 13 in the library’s Galleria on the first floor. The display is arranged by the Family Violence Program, which serves survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the presentation will showcase different artwork, writings, paintings, poems, quilts and so forth, which have been submitted by sexual assault survivors.

The arts give a therapeutic way for survivors to express their stories and find healing from the pain inflicted on them. This display will bring awareness and education to our community about this crime and will also let survivors know they are not alone and do not have to suffer in silence.

“Poetry Alive” is being presented April 12 and 13 as part of the Literacy Grant provided by Dollar General Stores. “Poetry Alive” is the Reading, Writing and Performing Connection.

This talented group of professionals will empower educators to prepare 21st century learners with critical thinking activities, as well as offer high-energy performances and interactive workshops for our teens.

The performance on April 12 at 11:30 a.m. is open to the general public as well as educators, home-school families and literature students. There is a special Educator Workshop being held at 4 p.m.

On April 13 there will be a Workshop for Teens from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The teens will perform along with the professionals at 3 p.m. For more information about any of these workshops, contact the library at 472-2163.

The Friends of the Library Association will host Dr. William Bass, founder of the University of Tennessee “Body Farm,” on April 16 for a speaking engagement as part of National Library Week.

The talk by Dr. Bass will be held at the Little Theater in the Village Green Town Center at 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets will cost $10 and student’s $5.

There will be a limited “Meet and Eat” reception before the evening talk with wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Reservations for the reception and reserved seating to the talk will be $50 per person. Tickets are available at the Circulation Desk at the library.

For more information about the library and its services, go to www.clevelandlibrary.org.