Human beings have always told each other stories. From the earliest days of cave drawings to the modern era, gathering together to share a story has important social, cultural and historical influence.
March 20 is World Storytelling Day, a celebration of the art of storytelling and the diverse stories that can be told from different cultures and races.
At the Yonkers Public Library, we want to uplift the voices of storytellers and share their stories with you. You can join Yonkers Public Library later this month for two powerful storytelling events later this month.
Saturday, March 25 - 2:00 PM - Tales at Two: Irish Stories Featuring Strong Women Heroines with Marianne McShane
Join us for a special Saturday Storytelling session celebrating Irish folklore with author and storyteller Marianne McShane! Marianne’s lyrical storytelling has enchanted audiences from Cape Clear to Central Park. Her tales of selkies and mermaids, fairy folk and the Fianna, and the magical Otherworld of the Celts have beguiled listeners at schools and libraries, festivals and concerts. Marianne is a member of Storytellers of Ireland.
Wednesday, March 29 - 6:30 PM - Where There's a Will, There's a Way - Women & the Underground Railroad
Zoom Link - Meet Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and Ellen Craft through April Armstrong's Storytelling. Learn about the codes woven in quilts, hiding places and signs on the long journey to freedom. Using her unique combination of interactive stories and songs, April inspires and entertains children and adults alike.
We hope you join us for these amazing, virtual storytelling events!
This is a collaboration from A to Z!
Alison Robles is a part-time page at the Crestwood Library. She is an avid reader with a passion for fantasy, history and science fiction. A Yonkers native, she graduated from Iona University in 2020 with a dual-degree in Marketing and Public Relations.
Z is the Branch Manager at the Crestwood Library. She has been with YPL for over a decade.