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Durham County Library Hosts Play on Folktales From Around the World

Program: In the Shadow of the Baobab Tree: Folktales from Around the World
Date: Wednesday, May 7
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Stanford L. Warren Branch Library, 1201 Fayetteville St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host Safiya Johnson of the Good Times Traveling Theatre for an original play, In the Shadow of the Baobab Tree: Folktales from Around the World, at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, at the Stanford L. Warren Branch Library, 1201 Fayetteville St.

In the Shadow of the Baobab Tree takes place at an African bazaar. It features a traveling griot and her magical wild animals, who share international folktales that offer edutainment for all ages. These stories promote positive interactions and increase multicultural awareness, while supporting youth development.

The Good Times Traveling Theatre is a national traveling theatre company that has performed at schools, churches, libraries, festivals and other youth-friendly events. Johnson is a member of Arts Northwest and the Southern Order of Storytellers. She believes that folktales are the “original social media” to communicate values for guiding people’s lives.

This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit durhamcountylibrary.org.

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit durhamcountylibrary.org.

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or grozier@dconc.gov


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