Celebrate Tolkien Week
Published on Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 3:55pm
Hobbits, dwarves and hidden treasure!
Tolkien Week kicks off this year on Hobbit Day, which is Sunday, Sept. 22 -- the birthday of Middle Earth's most famous hobbits, Frodo and Bilbo Baggins. The festivities continue all week long, in honor of famed scholar and author, J.R.R. Tolkien.
Fans all over the world observe Hobbit Day with a few of the hobbits' most cherished aspects of life -- food, comfort and the company of friends (but especially food!).
And it's no trouble to celebrate Tolkien week with the help of your local library! Stop by for Tolkien's classics of modern high fantasy, The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King). Not only are these wonderful stories, they are also now available as great adventure movies!
Delve even further (as no doubt Tolkien himself would), with any of Tolkien's invented languages, his mythic cycle The Silmarillion, his retelling of the ancient saga The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún, or his children's poems and stories, like The Adventures of Tom Bombadil or Farmer Giles of Ham.
Who knows where your imagination might lead you! Visit your local library to get the adventure started. Tolkien would be proud.