Friday, May 6, 2011

Workshops 2011

It's that time of year!

We get to have our storyteller training workshops! The following are a few insider notes regarding what we do at the OPL.

Training workshops for our volunteer storytellers can be a lot of work. We want so very much for them to be wonderful learning experiences filled with tips, tricks and energizing new ideas; great get togethers where our storytellers can mingle and get to know each other and just an awesome all around gathering with snacks included.

City budget cuts have forced us to reduce our once quarterly workshop opportunities. Now, instead of having our tellers commit to 2 or 3 of the 4, we really need them there for everything they can get to.

Occasionally we are able to capitalize on our Timpanogos Storytelling Festival connections where we can send our storytellers to special storytelling events. This last February we were able to provide free admission to one of the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival's Midwinter events.

Each workshop is presented twice. One is an evening program starting at 7:00 p.m. (that's the one this Thursday 5/12/11) and a repeat will be presented Saturday at 10:00 a.m. (5/14/11). The actual program should only last an hour, but we've blocked off the room for 2 hours. For some reason storytellers like to talk, go figure.

Join us for

There's More than One Way to Spin a Tale!

Please call the Orem Public Library  (the 7050 #, then ask for the Children's Desk) by Tuesday, 5/10/11 if you are in the area and want to participate. All tellers, librarians or storytime-interested-persons are welcome. 

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Keep watching, I'll post all about it by late Saturday

Special thanks go out to Cheryl, Amanda and Lori who have sweated, brain stormed and slaved away in order to make this first librarian hosted workshop of the year work.

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