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Date:
March 20, 2018
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location:
Belle Haven Branch Library
Address:
413 Ivy Dr.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Contact:
650-330-2540
Email:
Cost:
Free
ADA:
Yes
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Storyteller Muriel Johnson

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

We celebrate World Storytelling Day with a performance by acclaimed storyteller Muriel Johnson!

World Storytelling Day is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling, and we are pleased to be hosting a visit from renowned teller Muriel Johnson to the Menlo Park Belle Haven Branch Library!

Don't miss Muriel, as she breathes fresh new life into old tales. As a storyteller, Muriel shares her passion and warmth with audiences of all ages, in an interactive style that keeps everyone captivated. 

About Muriel Johnson
Muriel was born and raised in Salisbury, Maryland. As a child, she would sit in awe as her mother would read, tell stories, sing songs, and recite nursery rhymes. It was only natural that when Muriel became a mother and later a teacher, she was compelled to share the same way her mother had shared with her.  Muriel currently lives in the Bay Area, is the mother of three children, and has been an Early Childhood Educator for 20 plus years. She has performed at museums, colleges, festivals, pre-K and elementary schools, churches, and countless other venues from rural communities on the Eastern Shores of Maryland to the townships of Cape Town, South Africa.


About Storytelling
  • Storytelling is telling stories--without using a book
  • It's an ancient art form that predates libraries, and books, and writing
  • Traditional-style storytelling creates unique images in the mind of each listener
According to the National Storytelling Network, "storytelling is the interactive art of using words and actions to reveal the elements and images of a story while encouraging the listener’s imagination. In storytelling, the listener imagines the story."

This program is made possible thanks to funding from the Menlo Park Friends of the Library.