Leadville News – January 9

Potluck Planned for “The People’s Supper”

If you’re looking for your next Kumbaya moment, then Full Circle of Lake County may have just what you need. Leadville’s version of The People’s Supper will be hosted by the youth-oriented non-profit this Thursday, Jan. 11.

Promoted as a simple idea: meaningful conversation over a shared meal with thoughtful people who differ in politics, culture, race, and age,  the national concept has organized more than 500 “bridging” and “healing” suppers across the country.

The People’s Supper was designed to bring people together, to “stop talking politics, go beneath the headlines, and understand the real stories that have shaped who we are.”

Lake County School Board President Amy Frykholm recently recorded her feelings about The People’s Supper in an online blog she wrote for The Christian Century, where she is Associate Editor:

“After the 2016 election, it hit me hard when I realized that the secretary at my son’s school voted for Donald Trump because she honestly believed that Hillary Clinton wanted to take away her guns.

School Board President Amy Frykholm.

What I thought was a bizarre and exaggerated political claim was, for her, a true statement. But she and I had never talked about it, and it was hard to envision an environment in which we might.”

Frykholm goes on to site a number of groups that have been trying to foster just that type of conversation. “There’s a People’s Sup­per under way in my own community,” she concludes. “I think I will invite the school secretary.” No word on if Frykholm invited the school secretary.

The local dinner will take place this Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Lake County High School Cafeteria. This is a Potluck Dinner, so please bring a dish! RSVP to PbPeoplesSupper@gmail.com.

Library After School Program, Change in Hours

The After School Library Program resumes after the holidays this Thursday, Jan. 11. This month the Seven Seas adventure continues with the topic of rays, sea horses & dragons, and seas birds. Sounds like just the kind of imaginary get away one could use on a cold winter’s day! This program is open to school-aged children kindergarten thru 6th Grade and is held on Thursday from after school until 5 p.m. All children must be picked up no later than 5:15 p.m. Contact Captain AJ, the Children’s Librarian or see more details on the library website.

In other library news, patrons of the stacks should note that the Lake County Public Library has new hours of operation for 2018. Please see the adjacent flyer for that information.

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