The Florida Public Library, located at 4 Cohen Cir. in Florida, will host its annual Spring Storytelling Café on Fri., Mar. 10 at 7 p.m. Eileen Stelljes and Madelyn Folino, founding members of the library’s Black Dirt Storytelling Guild, will tell stories on the theme of “Irish Tales.” They will share traditional stories of magic, heroes, lucky lads and clever maidens. Members of the community who wish to tell a story of seven minutes or less are invited to share their tales. Personal stories, folktales, tall tales, myths and legends are all welcome genres. Adults, and teens who can listen like adults, are invited to attend.
The featured storyteller will be Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi of Beacon, author of “Wisdom in the Telling: Finding Inspiration and Grace in Traditional Folktales and Myths Retold.” This collection of stories received the 2008 Special Storytelling Resource Award from Storytelling World, an international journal. Lorraine is a returning favorite at FPL.
The café will feature free homemade desserts, coffee and tea and cozy, candlelit seating. To register, visit www.floridapubliclibrary.org and click on Calendar or call the library at 651-7659 to sign up.