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Celebrate ‘Earthsea’ on the beach

Event Date(s)

Begins: March 23, 2019 5:30 pm
Ends: March 23, 2019 7:00 pm

In the fantasy novel “A Wizard of Earthsea,” the townfolk and masters celebrate the Moon’s Night and Long Dance with drums, dancing and songs.

The Volusia County Public Library will provide a local rendition of that event with a fire pit and gathering on the beach from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at 27th Avenue Park, 3681 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

Library staff will welcome guests, and 3rd Wheel Drummers will provide rhythmic music. Bring your chairs and gather around a fire pit to roast marshmallows and make s’mores.

The free event is part of the Volusia County Public Library's NEA Big Read, a six-week celebration of “A Wizard of Earthsea,” a 1968 fantasy novel by Ursula K. Le Guin. The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Reservations are not required. For more information, call the Volusia County Public Library at 386-248-1745.