Wednesday, July 1st @ 7:00 pm
Learn about how you can easily be a part of StoryCorps, one of the largest oral history projects of its kind. We will show you how to download the StoryCorps app onto a mobile device, and show you how easy it is to capture a moment in time with a loved one or friend either here in the library or in your home.
Corresponds with the book Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs – part of the Our Books, Our Schools, Our Community summer reading program.
How it works: Choose someone to interview; Pick great questions–Find a quiet place to record–Listen closely; When you’re finished, share your interview with the world; Help create an archive of the wisdom of humanity.
Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 50,000 interviews with over 90,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind.
StoryCorps’ mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives. We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters. At the same time, we are creating an invaluable archive for future generations.