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An evening of stories with Norah Dooley
Norah Dooley, critically acclaimed storyteller and author of the picture book, "Everybody Cooks Rice," will tell live folk tales from around the world. Noodleheads, legends, tricksters, and heroines are well represented as Norah shares engaging traditional tales from Haiti to India, from Japan to California, and from the Mediterranean traditions of Italy, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Algeria. For children ages 4 and up and their families. Part of our One World, Many Stories Summer Reading Program.
More About Jamaica Plain Public Library
This branch will celebrate 100 years in the same building in 2011. While small by the standard of some libraries, this branch has focused collections in several areas, such as graphic novels, Spanish language books for adults and children, mysteries, local history, travel guides and movies on DVD. The building has tall, school house-style windows and 25-foot ceilings. Built as a mirror image of itself, it has two huge fireplaces (they are not used for heating, however.) An auditorium downstairs hosts community events, including readings and even the occasional dance party. This branch has a dedicated Friends of the Library group that runs the annual book sale and every March has a fundraiser featuring Irish music, amid other efforts. You can reach the president of the Friends group, Don Haber, at the library's address and phone number. The branch also has a very active and frequently updated Facebook page.
Other events here
- Homework Assistance at the JP Library Weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 3:30 pm–5:30 pm