But mystique, by its everyday definition, is a mysterious quality that we may infuse into our lives. But how, you may wonder? What if you're hopelessly dull, like Scowl-Face? How can mystique be introduced into such a drab existence? Simple. Don a mask.
Recently, my Library began a three-week workshop (well, it meets every Monday between June 6 to June 20, 2011) teaching patrons in grades K-12 to make French papier-mâché masks. (Papier-mâché is French for "paper-chewing.") Put on one of these, and you are assuming a secret identity, an alter ego in which you may secretly become anyone you choose. Is that cool, or what? Loads of mystery there, rest assured.
I hope our young patrons enjoyed this interesting and creative workshop, which finishes its run next Monday (6/20/2011). I hope Broadway Gal posts photos of the masks on the Library's Flickr account.