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Off the Shelf: The Lore of the Library

The Lore of the Library

Lore of the Library

What is Folklore?

Lore of the Library Exhibit

Folklore is the study of traditional cultures in all its forms; such as traditional music, song and dance, drama, narrative, ballads and fairy tales, arts and crafts, customs and beliefs. It brings people together and helps to create a better understanding of our place in the world we live in and we realize that there are similarities in these stories across all cultures from around the globe. Folklore is the thread that connects us all and helps us to express meaning.

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Areas of Focus in Folklore

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Areas of Folklore focus are ballads, folktales, fairy tales, myths, legends, traditional song and dance, folk plays, games, seasonal events, calendar customs, childlore and children's folklore, folk arts and crafts, popular belief, folk religion, material culture, vernacular language, sayings, proverbs and nursery rhymes, folk medicine, plantlore and weather lore.

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