Tiverton Public Library to Present ‘Tails & Tales – a Rhode Island Community Storytelling Series’



As part of its summer reading program for adults, the Tiverton Public Library announced today that it will be presenting “Tails & Tales – a series of community stories from Rhode Island.”

The Tiverton Public Library writes in a press release that it has partnered with organizations across the state to present a storytelling festival featuring local storytelling artists, historians and community members. Everyone is invited to participate in these events on Monday evenings, July 12 to August 16, at 6:30 p.m. The series will be offered via Zoom; people are welcome to join us from home or watch with us in the library community room!

July 12e РLor̩n Spears, Narragansett, Executive Director of the Tomaquag Museum, will share traditional stories and music that weave the history and culture of the Indigenous peoples of New England.

July 19e – Wanda Schell of the Rhode Island Black Storytellers will perform “No man would have ever been treated like this: The Trials of Elleanor Eldridge”. Elleanor Eldridge was the first black woman in America to appear in court. This industrious and resourceful 19th-century Rhode Island native fought to recover her property stolen by an unscrupulous lender.

July 26e – Robb Dimmick and Cathy Clasper-Torch, of Stages of Freedom, will share classic Hans Christian Andersen stories with live musical accompaniment.

August 2ndsd – Susan Anderson, Tiverton Historical Society Outreach and Education Coordinator, will share some fascinating and perhaps unusual stories from the history of Tiverton.

12 auguste – Wendy Taylor, Founder and Executive Director of West Place Animal Sanctuary, will talk about how a traumatic loss caused her to leave her law firm and devote her life to improving the lives of animals who have been victims of cruelty, abuse or neglect.

“We are thrilled to partner with so many exceptional artists and educators across Rhode Island. We hope this series of stories provide experiences that educate, spark the imagination and broaden perspectives, ”said Deb Estrella, Adult Services Librarian at the Tiverton Public Library in a statement.

The Tiverton Public Library says this series is made possible by funding provided by the Friends of Tiverton Libraries and by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders.

Visit tivertonlibrary.org to learn more about the series or register for one of the events.


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