Florida Public Library hold its Storytelling Café on Sept. 23

19 Sep 2016 | 07:46

FLORIDA — The Florida Public Library will host its annual Fall Storytelling Café on Friday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m.
Members of the library’s Black Dirt Storytelling Guild will tell stories on the theme of “Free Fall.”
Members of the community who wish to tell a story of seven minutes or less are invited to share their tales.
Personal stories, folktales, tall tales, myths and legends are all welcome genres.
Adults, and teens who can listen like adults, are invited to attend.
The featured storyteller will be Judith Heineman, an Illinois Humanities Road Scholar and a Chicago Moth Winner.
She splits her time between Chicago and the Hudson Valley and locally, produced 13 seasons of the Mohegan Colony Storytelling and Music Festival in Westchester County.
Heineman’s specialty is Grimm’s Grimmest: The Darker Side of Fairytales, classic stories meant for older children and adults.
She has two award-winning CDs and also tells personal stories and recently returned from Japan where she told stories in English to more than 2,000 students.
The café will feature free homemade desserts, coffee and tea and cozy, candlelit seating.
To register, visit www.floridapubliclibrary.org and click on Calendar or call the library at 845 651-7659.
The library is located at 4 Cohen Circle in the Village of Florida.