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Find Your Voice!

The Superpowers of the Storyteller

 

Your patrons young and older will exercise, stretch and strengthen their listening, their voices, their memories, and their imaginations. They'll learn "The Storyteller's Secret and leave with an easy to tell story to share with family and friends. We've distilled the best of our tried and true stories and activities into this totally participatory experience. Those voices you are hearing?  Yes! They're the voices of your kids and families having a great time.

We also offer a limited number of

mini -workshops, that can expand on the performances, or stand on their own. These workshops can be tailored to all age groups including teens and adults.

Everyone Into the Act at Your Library!

From call and response tales that bring out the more timid kids, to a foot stomping version of Mama Don't Allow, this perennial favorite show features our signature style of highly participatory storytelling.  Watch and listen as your patrons young and older, fly with the fairies, howl with coyotes and perform with the Off the Bookshelf and Into the World Band.  

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All Together Now 

2023 CSLP Library Programs

 

Teenchy Tiny Duck Has Friends

and Other Tales

 Kindness and Friendship

Image by Margaret Tarrant circa 1920

This is such a wonderful theme for this coming summer. As with the iRead theme, Find Your Voice, it's right up our alley!

 

Years ago we came to New Mexico to direct conflict resolution story and theater based programs for the non-profit organization Working for Alternatives to Violence Through Entertainment. During that tenure we honed a repertoire of folktales that encourage and support kids to be kind to themselves, to each others and to the planet.  

As always, our programs are flexible and adaptable to the audience who shows up on any particular day.  We 'tell to the ones we're with!"

 

Ages 3 and up and perfect for the whole family!

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 Story Salsa!

Liz's unique approach to bilingual telling encourages speakers of every language to  learn a little Spanish while celebrating their own native tongue!

 

With Creole roots that reach to Africa, Spain, and the Caribbean, Liz’s signature style of bilingual participatory storytelling is animated with foolish children, talking hummingbirds, not-so smart ogres, and wise old women. Spiced with percussive rhythms of drum, clave, and  tambourine these tales are guaranteed to delight listeners of all ages!

This program is available year round.  Please inquire well in advance for Hispanic Heritage Month block booking.

A Family Reading Legacy

Bob reflects on how the joy of books and reading continues to be passed on in his family.  To read the article, please click here

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We hope we've given you a good sense of what we can contribute to your plans this year.  PLEASE have no reservations in asking for more information, or to request a specially themed event. To contact us please click here

The Story Prospector

A Perennial Favorite

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Bob draws on his background as an environmental educator and Alaska tour guide and arrives at your library with his Walking Talking Stick, Possibles Bag,  The World's Smallest Harmonica, and a Treasure Chest of Story Gems. Participatory stories that will have your kids and families traveling to far-off places while finding the story treasures right in their own library and neighborhood!