Lewiston Public Library plans to host Dr. Phyllis Blackstone of Blackstone Storytelling at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, for an evening of folktales from around the globe.

This free, public program will be in person on the first floor in the Couture Room at the 200 Lisbon St. library. It will be simultaneously streamed to the library’s Facebook page.

The theme will be tales of tails, and the night will begin with a couple of stories with animal protagonists who find themselves in situations from which lessons can be drawn. This will be followed by a discussion of the histories of the tales and the applicable universal truths. Registration for the event is recommended for in-person attendance.

Blackstone, a retired professor of educations, resides in Brunswick. She used storytelling as her preferred teaching tool from first graders to graduate students. In her retirement she tells a variety of stories to children, adults, senior citizens and special audiences.

Folktales in her repertoire are stories of wisdom and truth. Her personal stories, sometimes humorous but always poignant, include her “Occasional Stories (Upon the Occasion of…),” stories from “See the USA…in a RoadTrek,” and “Meet My Family,” tales of observing life as a baby sister in a large farming family from Caribou. Blackstone also tells sacred stories at faith-based gatherings and churches.

More information is available at blackstonestoryteller.com, or email Blackstone at [email protected].

For further details, contact the Adult Services Desk at the Lewiston Public Library at 207-513-3135 or [email protected].

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