Ever wonder what life was like for knights? Tweens 8 to 12 can get a taste of it here this Saturday at 2:00 p.m. For now, consider some table rules that come from Fingers, Forks & Chopsticks:
Do not put your face in your food, snort or smack your lips.
Do not put your whole hand into the pot.
Do not pick your teeth with your knife.
Do not lick your greasy fingers. Wipe them on the tablecloth.
And that’s just a start. According to What if You Met a Knight, “Being a knight could be a dismal job.” Besides keeping his peasants safe and managing the land, he also has to deal with:
Smelling because everyone knows baths are unhealthy
Heavy metal (as in armor, not music.)
Of course, we will not reenact all these conditions but we will write like a medieval and eat like one, too; hear a traveling troubadour, make marshmallow catapults and joust with bananas.
And joust in case you think this is the end of dangerous behavior in the library, I want to assure you our Danger Club will continue in the months ahead. For more information or to register, call 412-622-03122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.