Afternooners: Camp Mythology

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be a demigod like Hercules, Jason, or a certain sword-wielding son of Poseidon, then you’re in luck. On Wednesday, September 11 at 3:30pm the Laurens Public Library is hosting “Camp Mythology.” Being a demigod, though, is not for the faint of heart – or those who are not Afternooners between the ages of 12-18 years old.

Participants will learn about three different mythologies – Roman, Egyptian, and Norse – in order to complete puzzles and other activities to show they have what it takes to be a demigod. Activities include learning about the writing systems, deities, and daily life for these cultures as well as creating a relic to take home. All demigods will be rewarded with pizza.

“References from Roman, Egyptian, and Norse mythology make appearances in literature all the time,” Caitlin Bellinger, Youth Services coordinator, said. “From the numerous mythology series by Rick Riordan to the works of William Shakespeare, these references have colored our culture for hundreds of years. The more frequently students are exposed to them, the better they’ll be able to recognize these references in the world around them, including the literature they read at school or for fun.”

Parents and caregivers are welcome to observe. All adults must be accompanied by a teen. The Laurens County Library is happy to offer a welcoming environment to teens and encourage all to visit the library for special events as well as for general usage. Anyone who would like to know more about this or other Youth Services programs at the library, should call 864-681-READ(7323) or visit www.lcpl.org/youth-services/.