The public can learn about Native American lore at the Northgate Branch of the Chattanooga Public Library, on Saturday, at 2:30 p.m.
Pat Mooney, a Native American, will present the program which will include the origins of dream catchers and how they are crafted. While the program is designed for adults and teens, teens will be invited to create a dream catcher while at the library.
Dream catchers are one of the most fascinating traditions of Native Americans. The traditional dream catcher was intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through to the sleeper. The positive dreams would slip through the hole in the center of the dream catcher, and glide down the feathers to the sleeping person below. The negative dreams would get caught up in the web, and expire when the first rays of the sun struck them.
This program is part of the Chattanooga Public Library’s teen summer reading program, “Own the Night.” In addition to special programs, participants fill out a ticket for each book read or listened to on or before July 28. Returned tickets are automatically entered into a weekly prize drawing and a grand prize giveaway. The teen program is open to everyone grades six through 12 (including rising sixth graders.) For more information contact Della Phipps, Teen Librarian, at 643-7700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.