Storytelling program planned for Saturday at Andes Public Library


The Andes Public Library will host a storytelling program performed by Margot Farrington on Saturday, May 3 at 6 p.m. The program is open to all, encouraging both children and adults.
“These are tales people of any age can enjoy,” says Farrington “and they hail from different parts of the world. I call my program ‘The Lighting Passport,’ in honor of the task: to transport people—magically and instantaneously— through the storyteller’s art. To hear a story from a different country is to travel to that place. No one listening will experience the journey in quite the same way.”
The tales told that evening will include “Aioga,” a cautionary tale from Siberia, and a Czech tale in which a clever wife saves her hasty husband. Listeners will also enjoy the poignant, lopsided romance of “Tortoise And Frog” from Algeria, and “Frosty,” a Welsh tale with its own droll version of climate control. A Celtic tale whose plot relies on a mysterious twist will cap the evening, closing the five-country tour.
Farrington has told stories in many Delaware County settings, including the historic Hunting Tavern at Andes, and William B. Ogden Library. She has performed throughout the tri-state area at festivals and for arts-in-education groups, and will appear at The Tenement Museum in NYC shortly before performing in Andes. Cited by sponsors and by audiences as “captivating” and “spellbinding,” she had delighted audiences in every kind of settings, introducing them to stories they’ve never heard before. Grounded in work done for professional theater and offering her own unique versions of tales that take her fancy, she has been a storyteller for more than 20 years.
Ms. Farrington’s performance is the second in a series of Family Storytelling Concerts offered by the Community Storytelling Troupe of the Andes Public Library. In May, youth and adult members of the Community Storytelling Troupe will offer their first concert for the public. Stay tuned for details on this event as our Troupe members are guaranteed to enchant listeners of all ages with their freshly-minted repertoire of stories.
The Andes Public Library is located at 242 Main Street (Rte. 28) in Andes.
For more information about Margot Farrington’s concert on May 2 and other upcoming events, please call the library at 845 676-3333.