7Renaissance storyteller M. Todd Gallowglas presented his lively stories at the Mineral County Library last Wednesday night.

A rapt crowd listened and participated with cued “ooh’s” and “ah’s” as Gallowglas spun the tale of foolish Jack who seemingly squanders his three wishes to the chagrin of his nagging wife. Of Irish heritage, Gallowglas learned many of his stories in Ireland, listening to his storytelling grandfather who always prompted him to tell his own stories. He travels extensively to tell his tales at renaissance faires, conventions, and special events such as our presentation.

Mineral County Library presented this special performance as part of its DIA grant. The DIA (Diversity in Action) grant, administered by the Nevada State Library & Archives, is a statewide initiative to promote the international heritage of Nevada’s peoples. Last year, the popular Agaidicutta Dancers from Schurz performed to a big crowd. More events are still to come. In March we begin a series of craft events with Henna Art and Irish Landscapes. In April we’ll be making Mexican Cascarones and Aztec Masks. For details, call the library at 945-2778.

The DIA grant is also making possible our new Last Friday of the Month movie nights. The first movie will help us get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. Check with the library for movie times and titles. (The library only shows films for which we have public viewing rights. We follow U.S. Copyright Law regarding protection of creative property.)

Many exciting programs and events are occurring regularly at this library. Follow us on Facebook to learn more: www.facebook.com/MineralCountyLibrary.