Perrot Memorial Library is proud to present an afternoon of storytelling in memory of our beloved Children’s Librarians, Kate McClelland (“Mrs. Mac”) and Kathy Krasniewicz (“Mrs. K”). Those who knew Kate and Kathy know how much storytelling was a part of their lives and how they used it to enchant and educate the youth of our community.
We are delighted that storyteller Tom Lee will be joining us for this special family event, which will be held in Perrot’s Children’s Wing at 2 PM on Saturday, November 15th, 2014. No tickets are required, but seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. This event is recommended for families with children ages 5 and up.
Tom Lee has told stories professionally for twenty years. His interest in traditional stories began while he was working as a cook in a tiny fishing village in Scotland. Tom’s first storytelling performances were tales from Grimm, told in the the London pub theater called, appropriately, “The Man in the Moon.” In the United States, Tom has worked in classrooms with children of all ages. “When it comes to stories,” he says, “children have taught me everything I know.” Tom is roster artist with the Connecticut Commission on Culture and a frequent guest artist at the The Metropolitan Opera Education Conference, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Yale Center for British Art. Tom was a featured teller at the 2014 National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee. Tom Lee lives in Chester, Connecticut, where he cooks without fear and gardens overambitiously.
For more information about Tom Lee, please visit his website: http://www.tomleestoryteller.com/