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Tour the world at the Monona Public Library this Saturday

Check out a great family event at the Monona Public Library on Saturday, November 20.
Check out a great family event at the Monona Public Library on Saturday, November 20.

With the chill of Autumn upon Madison, many families are starting to look for some new and different indoor activities for passing weekend leisure time. If your family falls into this categoy, then you should head over to the Monona Public Library at 1000 Nichols Road in Monona on Saturday, November 20 from 3:30 to 5:00p.m.

Tellabration! an event sure to be fun for all family members is free and open to the public. The program presented by the National Storytelling Network is billed as The Worldwide Event of Storytelling and will include an afternoon of storytelling, music, puppets, refreshments -- including apple pie and tons of fun for all!

If you want to laugh and have fun, make sure you check out Marge Loch-Wouters' fall-down funny tales, which would not be nearly as funny were it not for Loch-Wouters' expressive faces.

For a touch of international flair, you will want to hear Kay Elmsley-Weeden's, Ay Chihuahua! Elmsley-Weeden presents stories in both English and Spanish and will keep you enthalled with her funny stories from locations in the Spanish speaking world.

Sadarri and Rick Saskill will take you on an exciting global adventure without ever leaving the library building! You will learn how to play old stand by American games the way they are played in Indonesia, as well as, get a sampling of fun from Mexico, Haiti, France and Sweden.

Rounding out the afternoon witll be Ten Pounds of Wiggles with Karen Wendt. During Wendt's performance, she will mix in puppets, music, sign language and enough activity to equal at least a pound of wiggles. The event will be capped off with Wendt's story-dessert of Apple Pie, which is promised to be a crowd favorite since it is one of Karen's favorite personal tales.

You may register for the event by calling 608-222-6127 or on the Monona Public Library's website. However, if you do not get a chance to register, you may still attend ast walk-ins are welcome!


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