Irish Tales with Patrick Ryan (ages 6-10)
March 23 @ 15 h 00 min - 16 h 00 min
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with stories from special guest and storyteller Patrick Ryan!
Join Irish-American storyteller Patrick Ryan for a traditional stories from Ireland in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day! Pat has been collecting and telling traditional stories from tellers all over Ireland and in Irish communities in America and Britain for the past 40 years and more. Enjoy an afternoon of tales of fairies, giants and ghosts, of kings’ sons and daughters, and of wise women and foolish boys. A family session for all ages, all are welcome, but the stories will especially appeal to 6 to 10 year old listeners.
Patrick Ryan, PhD, FEA: A native of Illinois, Patrick Ryan has been based in Britain and Ireland over the last 35 years. He is a storyteller, educator and writer who’s led several innovative storytelling projects including Kick into Reading, where he trained professional soccer coaches and players (including those in the Premier League) to tell stories to children in order to promote libraries and reading for pleasure. He works all over Ireland, the UK and the USA, and across Europe in schools, libraries, and arts centers and at clubs and festivals. He was Research Fellow at the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling, and has held several residencies including storyteller-in-residence at Moscow Children’s Book Festival, Sidmouth Festival resident teller.
This program does not require advance registration, however, each child attending must have their own Library card, or be covered by a family membership otherwise the non-member fee applies. Unless otherwise stated, all programs are free for library members and 10€ for non-members. Caregivers are expected to familiarize themselves with these guidelines so that we can provide a pleasant library environment for all patrons.