Celebrate the Strawberry Moon and learn to make a beaded pin with KFPL

Image via KFPL.

In the Anishinaabe culture, late spring is synonymous with wild strawberries bursting into bloom. In June, the moon in the Anishinaabe lunar calendar is the Strawberry Moon, or Ode’imini-giizis in Ojibwe — ode’ means heart, and -min refers to the berry, while giizis means moon or month, according to Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL.)

The library invites patrons to celebrate the moon and the season with Liv Rondeau’s popular Testsi’nehtará:ron/Bead It! workshop.

According to a release from KFPL, Rondeau, a talented beader, will teach registrants how to make a Strawberry Moon pin over Zoom using a pre-made beading kit participants can claim at the library branch of their choice.

The event is happening Saturday, Jul. 9, 2022, from 1 to 3 p.m. Register at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/6718576.

“Having Liv with us for another session, especially to commemorate June festivities, is exciting,” said Jake Miller, Librarian, Adult Programming. “Beading is such a skilled creative form and means of Indigenous cultural expression. It will be great to have her back!”

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