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October 22, 2018
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Belle Haven Branch Library
413 Ivy Dr.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Muriel Johnson
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Muriel Johnson: Tales of the American South and Beyond

Monday, October 22, 2018

An audience favorite from last year's Storytelling Festival returns to share another tale!

Throughout October, the Menlo Park Library Storytelling Festival is bringing you a variety of acclaimed professional tellers. We're so excited to have Storyteller Muriel Johnson back!

Be afraid, but not very afraid! Your fear will turn to laughter and relief as you take a journey with Muriel, listening to stories from the American South and beyond. For ages 5-adult.
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.  
  • 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."

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