Friday, June 12, 2015

Knights in Newport, Heroes With a Story



Wednesdays at Newport Public Library are all about heroes and their stories. What better way to start than with knights in shining armor? That's what we thought as well so this Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. the Knights of Veritas will be coming to Literacy Park to kick off "Every Hero has a Story", the 2015 Summer Reading program.

The Knights of Veritas present the lives of medieval knights based on current scholarship, archaeology and interpretation of period sources, the clothing, armour and weapons are accurate to the originals in form and design, using period materials and accurate in detail right down to the buttons and buckles. Knights even bring a display case featuring a selection of real, genuine medieval antiquities. And of course, no presentation is complete without a discussion of the Code of Chivalry. What makes a knight a knight? Hint: it isn't the sword or the armor... though both of those items will make an appearance during the library programs.

This program is brought to you by the Lincoln County Library District’s Ready to Read grant money from the Oregon Legislature. Look here for more information about all the summer programs at Newport Public Library.

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