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October 18, 2018
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Downstairs Program Room
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Storyteller John Weaver: Once Upon a Pumpkin

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Not a storytime, but a performance of tales from the oral tradition, especially for elementary schoolers on up!

Throughout October, the Menlo Park Library Storytelling Festival is presenting performances from a variety of acclaimed professional tellers. Today, enjoy tales from the library's own Storyteller John Weaver. 

John presents "Once Upon a Pumpkin." These stories may not have been about pumpkins before, but John has caused a magical transformation to happen! For ages 5-adult.

About Storyteller John Weaver

The Menlo Park Library's own Storyteller John Weaver is a parent, performer and Early Childhood Educator who performs at schools, libraries, museums & other institutions throughout the Bay Area and well beyond. John’s energetic, interactive, humor-filled performances aim to capture the attention and imagination of all ages. He seeks to educate and encourage families to continue the adventure at home by sharing stories & reading together.

About Storytelling
  • Storytelling is telling stories--without using a book.
  • It's an ancient art form that predates libraries, and books, and writing.  
  • It's not necessarily for children!
  • 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."