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Tall Fall Tales! @ Gilbertville Public Library, Gilbertville, MA
September 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free and open to the public, Diane brings her fun-filled family performance Tall Fall Tales to Gilbertville Public Library for a special back to school celebration.
Tall Fall Tales brings alive the autumn world of nature with original stories and songs sure to delight both young and old. In the hilarious tale Plenty of Nuts, young Beatrice just cannot sit still in class. In the end, a lesson from a neighborhood squirrel helps her learn how to concentrate. Fall Fire, based on a Native American myth, tells how a friendly beaver painted the trees with autumn’s fiery colors. Celebrate fall and New England with this enchanting seasonal performance.
About Diane Edgecomb: One of America’s most beloved storytellers, Diane is known for transforming into the characters in her tales bringing stories to vibrant life. Her engaging performances include elements of theatre, movement and song while her warmth and invitation to participate brings today’s family audiences into the heart of the moment. Diane has been a featured storyteller on National Public Radio and at the International Storytelling Center. She is the winner of the ORACLE award for storytelling excellence in the Northeast, the National Circle of Excellence award as well as five Storytelling World awards and a Parent’s Choice Silver.
“Thank You for your performance of ‘Tall Fall Tales’ at the Mansfield Public Library last month. The stories were wonderful, and wonderfully presented, with just the right blend of humor, action, and reverence for nature. The audience was entranced. Your program was a perfect way to celebrate autumn, and National Children’s Book Week.”
Kitty Schacht, Youth Librarian, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA
This event is funded in full by the Hardwick-New Braintree Cultural Council a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
“To say that your performance was the highlight of our summer reading program doesn’t do you enough justice! I don’t know who had more fun – the parents or the children. We can’t wait to have you return.” –Kim Ballantine, Children’s Librarian, Lincoln Public Library, RI