Family May Day Celebration

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

Family May Day Celebration

Wednesday, May 1 from 4-7 p.m.

Let us take our baskets early to the meadows green, 
While the wild-flowers still are pearly with the dewdrops' sheen. 
Fill them full of blossoms rosy, violets and gay 
Cowslips, every pretty posy, welcoming the May. 
                                              - Evaleen Stein
Please join us at Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library in welcoming the May with our Second Annual Family May Day Celebration.

Warning! This will be a cheerful and spirited celebration of the coming warmer months:
  • If you hate sunshine, this is not the party for you. 
  • If you think that flowers stink and dancing is dumb, you should stop reading this story immediately!
  • If you are fairy-phobic, and imagine that they are all vile, sneaky little creatures who do nothing but fly into your homes at night and hide your socks, you would be wise to steer clear of this celebration. 
  • If the word "fun" makes you want to spit tacks, for the love of Pete, do not even think about attempting to engage in these festivities! 
However, if you DO fancy a little sunshine now and then, think flowers smell pretty decent most of the time, have no particular opposition to music and merriment, and think fairies aren’t bad little people once you get to know them, you should most definitely mark your calendar. 

The schedule of events is as follows:
  • Mask-making and fairy crafts from 4-7 p.m.
  • Traditional community Maypole dance will commence at 4:30 p.m.      
  • Stories and musical activities from 7-8 p.m.  
Fan of flowers, fairies and fun, but can’t make it to the party?  Check out some of these resources and/or host your own May Day celebration at home!