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Date:
January 24, 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Location:
Downstairs Program Room
Address:
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Contact:
650-330-2530
Email:
Cost:
FREE
ADA:
Yes
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Storyteller John Weaver: These Stories are for the Birds!

Thursday, January 24, 2019

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

January is for the birds -- and so are these stories!

Traditional-style storytelling creates unique images in the mind of each listener. Join the Menlo Park Library’s resident tale-spinner, Storyteller John Weaver, for a session of captivating, hilarious tales—all told without a book!

No registration is necessary for this event, which is especially for big kids--elementary schoolers on up--along with their adults.

About Storytelling
Storytelling is telling stories--without using a book. It's an ancient art form that predates libraries, and books, and writing.  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."

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.