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November 17-21, 2020

Please join us for the 13th Anniversary of the Monona Public Library TELLABRATION!™
Presented by The Friends of Monona Public Library and complimentary to you.
TELLABRATION!™ is a trademark of the National Storytelling Network.

Around the World in Stories! 
Register for videoconference here

Sheila Arnold

Sheila Arnold

VENUE: videoconference (register above) and streamed to Facebook LiveGeared for ages 4 to 9, however, all ages will enjoy this fantastic story sharing. 

Ms. Sheila has traveled to various parts of the world and around the country and everywhere she goes she gathers stories. Grab your books, jump on board and let's go around the world .... IN STORIES!  

Picture Book author Carmen Agra Deedy says this about Sheila Arnold: "If you are not familiar with character interpreter and storyteller, Sheila Arnold, you are missing out on a brilliant presenter for your schoolchildren.  No—I’m not her agent, just a friend and supporter of this remarkable artist. To learn more about Ms. Sheila, click here.

Register for videoconference here

VENUE: videoconference (register above) and streamed to Facebook Live. You do not need a Facebook account to watch this program on the library FB page. 

Wiggle, Clap, Stomp & Giggle! Interactive stories and musical storytelling for families with children ages 2 to 7, however, all are welcome.  Join musician Duke Otherwise, storyteller Karen Wendt, and Kay Weeden for an afternoon of fun stories and music. 

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Kay Weeden

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Karen Wendt

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This 24 hour event is virtual! The morning of November 21, links to the stories will be added to the teller images below.  

Mesmerizing Tales! Interactive stories and musical storytelling for ages 2 to 200! Watch one, three, or all of the stories at a time on Saturday convenient to you. Enjoy a diverse range of stories for a wide age range. As Sadarri says, "This is Story-Play at it's very best!"

Starting November 21, click the picture of the storyteller below to link to and enjoy their song or story.  

Sadarri Saskill "The Feast"
For ages 8 up.

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Sheila Arnold "History's Alive"
For ages 4 to 9.

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Jim Gill. "One From the Left"

For ages birth to 7. 

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Amber Saskill  "Rapunzel in Black"
For ages 9 up.

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Duke Otherwise "Witty Wordplay Warbling" For ages 2 to 9.

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Karen Wendt "Stella and the Fox"
Ages 3 to 6.

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Kay Weeden "A Peruvian Folktale"
For ages 8 up.

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Deborah "Little Rabbit Finds Home"
For ages 4 to 8.

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Autumn Joy Saskill "ASL Story TBA"

For ages 3 to 9

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TELLABRATION!™ is a worldwide celebration of the art of storytelling where for one night storytellers will share their talents in concerts held in different cities and towns all around the world to celebrate the art of storytelling. In 1987 a Connecticut yarn spinner, J. G. Pinkerton, launched his vision of a night of storytelling for adults. 

On a local level, the Annual Monona Library TELLABRATION!™ will bring together acclaimed professional and local storytellers from the area to delight, captivate, and mesmerize the audience with their stories. “TELLABRATION!™ a trademark of the National Storytelling Network.”
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Find a list of books and webpage links for "Family Stories Told & Preserved" here!
11/06/18 Channel WI57 "Talk of the Town"

Photos from Nov. 16, 2016 event
11/1/16 Channel CW57 "Talk of the Town"
11/14/16 Channel 15 News

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THANK YOU! Many thanks go to the hosts, sponsors, staff, and performers. We also want to thank our wonderful, supportive audience.

  • The Friends of the Monona Public Library
  • Monona Public Library