Storytelling: featuring nationally renowned storytellers!

Thursday, March 25, 6:30 p.m. at the Morton High School Auditorium, the Morton Public Library presents Diane Williams and Tim Tingle, nationally renowned storytellers! You won't want to miss this performance!

Williams has been performing professionally as a storyteller for more than 14 yearsl. She has traveled around the US and as far away as Hawaii, Germany, and Africa telling stories. Williams is currently the Arts Industry Director for the Mississippi Arts Commission and host of the agency's weekly radio program.

Tingle is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, a sought-after speaker and storyteller, and an award-winning author of Native American fiction and folklore. He often accompanies himself on the American Indian flute and whale-skin drum. Tingle currently teaches a summer storytelling course at Santa Fe, New Mexico, sponsored by Oklahoma University.

This performance is partially funded under the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) administered by the Mississippi Library Commission (MLC) for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Bookmark Contest!

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Win fame and prizes by entering Brandon Public Library's March bookmark constest!

Winner will be featured during National Library Week in April and win great prizes!

Stop by the library to pick up your entry form!

Check this out!

100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson

While on an international trip, Henry’s parents have been kidnapped. Now, nine-year-old Henry must go live in Henry, Kansas with his Aunt and Uncle, along with his three female cousins, which he hasn’t seen in six year. When he arrives, he is given a bedroom in the attic.

The first night in his new room, Henry begins to hear scratching at the wall behind his bed. Turning towards the noise, he looks up at the wall, and though there is nothing on the other side of it but the outside, he discovers a knob working its way out of the plaster. For several nights, Henry, along with one of his cousins, work at removing the plaster - only to discover the wall is filled with cupboards! A tumble by Henry causes one of the doors to pop open. Is that rain and wind they hear? And does the key they find open another door? Did they just spot someone walking on the other side of the doors? Pick up this book and find out the answers to these questions and more!
- Jessica Bilbo, Youth Service Librarian, Brandon Public Library