LEWISTON — “Tales of Tails from Around the World” is to be the topic of a storytelling evening set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27.

The event, featuring Phyllis Blackstone of Blackstone Storytelling, is to occur in the Couture Rood of the Lewiston Public Library, at 200 Lisbon St.

This free, public program will be held in person and simultaneously streamed to the library’s Facebook page.

The night will begin with a couple of stories about animal protagonists who find themselves in situations from which lessons can be drawn. A discussion of the histories of the tales and the applicable universal truths will follow.

Blackstone, a retired professor of educations, lives in Brunswick. She used storytelling as her preferred teaching tool with 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.

Blackstone’s 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. She tells sacred stories at faith-based gatherings and churches.

More information is available at blackstonestoryteller.com. Blackstone can be emailed at [email protected].

Registration for the event is recommended for in-person attendance.

For more information, contact the adult services desk at the Lewiston Public Library at 207-513-3135 or [email protected].

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