The Marguerite deAngeli Library, on West Nepessing Street, Lapeer, welcomes award-winning artist Kelly Church on July 21, at 6:00 p.m. Kelly will share the Iroquois Legend of the Three Sisters which tells of corn, beans, and squash, three inseparable sisters who only grow and thrive together. This tradition of inter-planting crops in the same mounds was widespread among Native American farming societies and was a sophisticated, sustainable system that provided long-term soil fertility and a healthy diet to generations.

Following the tale, each participant will have the opportunity to make their very own doll from corn husks to take home. All materials will be provided by the library.

Kelly Church is a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, is an artist specializing in contemporary and traditional Anishinabe black ash basketry, birch bark bitings, and fiber arts.

This is a free program provided by the Friends of the Marguerite deAngeli Library. Due to limited space, registration is required for this program. For more information, or to register, please call the library’s Reference Desk at (810) 664-6971