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Pasadena In Focus
November - December 2009

Spinning Tales at Local Libraries

kidsEvery culture has its own unique folk tales, legends, history and myths. Before books and computers, travelers once carried these special stories to distant lands, bringing back exciting tales to pass along to new generations.

Treat your little ones to the joy of storytelling during Children’s Book Month at your local library. Here are just a few of the special programs planned in November:

With his dramatic style and playful humor, Jim Cogan presents classic American folktales Thursday, Nov. 12, at 3:15 p.m. at Villa-Parke Branch Library, 363 E. Villa St.
 
Children’s book author Alidz Agbabian shares the centuries-old Armenian tales of her childhood Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. at Lamanda Park Branch Library, 140 S. Altadena Dr.

Born and raised in the Painted Desert of Arizona, Navajo storyteller Geri Keams presents Native American tales Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 4 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., sponsored by Hastings Associates.

Storytelling troupe Flights of Fantasy presents “Tales from Around the World” on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. at Allendale Branch Library, 1130 S. Marengo Ave.
 
Alina Mendez shares Mexican folktales Thursday, Nov. 19, at 3:30 p.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library, 55 S. Hill Ave.

For the complete list, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/library or call 744-4066.