Over the weekend, a dragon appeared along Woodward, in a Pleasant Ridge park. Both residents and passers-by were surprised by it’s sudden appearance.
What was it all about? A sign appeared yesterday, explaining the significance and the event it was announcing.
The Day of Books and Roses celebrates a famous day in Catalonia, Spain, called “La Diada de Sant Jordi” or Saint George’s Day, a day when Catalans stroll streets filled with booksellers and flower stalls to buy a rose, a book, or both to give to loved ones, family members, and friends to commemorate the feast of Saint Jordi, a noble dragon slayer and the region’s patron saint.
Friends of the Ferndale Library and The Society of Sant Jordi invite the public to enjoy a full day of cultural festivities – meet Michigan authors, buy books, enjoy grilled Paella prepared by Sangria of Royal Oak, give a rose to someone special, experience Flamenco song and dance, and more. It’s a spring fiesta for everyone and a great way to support the Ferndale Public Library.
Celebrate a Day of Books and Roses Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Ferndale Library
Admission is $5 and includes a complimentary rose and used book from the Friends of Ferndale Library bookstore.
Kids 12 and under are free. Proceeds from the event will go directly to the Library for community programs.
For more information visit the Ferndale Library.
04-10-2012 10:25 AM