Stories of Space and the Universe with Davis Bates

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. All ages are welcome!

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Join the Athol Public Library on Wednesday, July, 17th, as we welcome award-winning storyteller Davis Bates! Davis will share participatory songs and stories from around the world. Instruments to be played will include spoons, limberjack, and a variety of ethnic percussion instruments.

This will be a program for adults and children alike, celebrating reading, stars, the universe, and cultural diversity.

Pete Seeger called Davis "thoughtful, creative, human, and a fantastic storyteller." Davis' traditional and participatory style of telling empowers and encourages audiences of all ages to join in the fun, and to take the stories home with them to share with others. He also encourages listeners to find stories in books, and to remember and tell stories from their own family and cultural tradition.

Davis Bates has been telling stories for over thirty-eight years, in schools, libraries, and community settings around New York & New England and across the country. His recording Family Stories won a prestigious Parents Choice Magazine Gold Award, and received a starred review by the American Library Association’s Booklist magazine.

Davis lives in a small hilltown village in western Massachusetts, and when he isn't performing or collecting and learning songs and stories he spends his time gardening and working on various pollinator preservation projects.

The concert is roughly 60 minutes long and is part of our all-ages summer reading program, “A Universe of Stories.”

Free and Open to the Public.

Please register by calling 978-249-9515

Made possible by a grant from the Athol Cultural Council.