It's one of our earliest memories, both as a species and individuals: the power of stories to entertain, advise, and connect. They're not just for children, though, as the popularity of events like Tellabration! and local and national festivals attest. Storytelling is for everyone, and the Darien Library is pleased to announce a very special evening of storysharing for grown-ups, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14.
Right here in Fairfield County, we have a very active group of storytellers (and listeners!) who've discovered the magic of fables, folktales, and personal stories. The tellers share their talents in schools, hospitals, senior centers, libraries, and in front of appreciative audiences everywhere. What they've found is that in our increasingly busy, wired world, the simple act of telling a story face to face, and in the process sharing ideas and values, seems more important than ever.
This evening, the first in what will be an ongoing series of special storytelling events, will feature some of our local storytellers as well as opportunities for new tellers to share stories. We look forward to welcoming familiar and new faces to an evening of storysharing for grown-ups that will re-introduce all of us to this timeless artform!
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's.)
Picture from Flickr user Mike Grenville.