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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Celebrate 'Earthsea' on the beach on February 23

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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 7:00 PM Saturday on Feb 23 at 27th Avenue Beachfront Park (3681 South Atlantic Avenue) in 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.

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