Kilgore Memorial Library Summer Reading Adventures with Fables for the young and the young at heart

YORK – Kilgore Memorial Library has partnered with the Creighton University Library Archives to bring an exhibit of postcards and postage stamps based on Fables from around the world. The images on display are from the extensive collection of Fr. Gregory Carlson, S.J.  The display will open during regular library hours through July.

“Fr. Carlson has taught Classics, Literature and Theology at Creighton University since 1979. During this time, he has also created a world-class collection of books and objects presenting the fables we associate with the name of Aesop.  Exploring the depth and diversity of fables’ meanings remains a passion of Fr. Carlson,” says Library Director Deb Robertson.

Fr. Carlson along with staff from the university archives will be in York on Wednesday, June 12 for two events. The first event will be at the Summer Reading Club, Globetrotters session. With the theme for summer being Adventure, this group is exploring holidays and events from around the world.  Fr. Carlson will help them create postcards to add to the exhibit from York. At 6:30 p.m., Fr. Carlson will return to Kilgore Library to share a talk on The Grasshopper and the Ant:  What Really Happened?

“Not everyone sees this story the same way. Whether in picturing it or telling it, each storyteller has something to say. By watching how the two characters are portrayed and what happens between them, we can better understand what this storyteller and his artist wants to say with the story. The tag line Fr. Carlson shared for this talk is, ‘A great, simple story raises questions, even questions about us!'” Robertson says.

“We have been told members from the Carlson Fables Collections advisory committee will be joining us at Kilgore Memorial Library and we hope the community of York will come to learn from and enjoy this wonderful speaker,” she added.

For more information, contact Robertson at 402-363-2620 or



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