Culture Found During Library Visit
Library visits offer so much for anyone wanting to grow their creative flow. First, noticing the classes, from gourmet cooking classes to garden rock decorating sessions, can happen with a quick glance at a community bulletin board. Next, chat with librarians and patrons about what events or festivals they enjoy with their family and friends. Finally, look around the library. Often the art, displays, and figurines give a wealth of visual cues of ways to deepen your curiosity.
At the Lake Wales Public Library, a three-panel display of Bok Tower Gardens is what I saw when first entering the building. And, at midpoint is a glass-encased replica of the carillon bell tower. While there is a kitschy brick Bok Tower at nearby Legoland, this rendition is an artist’s model and worthy of detailed review. The display reminded me of how cultural heritage inspires creativity with its pride in ownership. For me, the singing tower produces happy memories of past family outings. And, those outings bring to mind essays that I could write on traditions families enjoy.
The Sound of Music
Visit your library for information on places like Bok Tower Gardens. The historical attraction in Central Florida was created decades before Mickey Mouse or Shamu the Whale entered social consciousness. The contemplative gardens and bell concerts came during a gentler time of tourism. Constructed in 1929, the carillon is approaching its 90th year of entertainment offered 365 days a year.
This concludes the three-part post on how to find inspiration for creative projects at your local library. While looking around your public library, find out about cultural events in the area. If you are in Central Florida, you can get information on Bok Tower Garden and the carillon concert schedule by looking at their website here: https://boktowergardens.org/
Here’s to growing your flow in 2019,