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Storytelling from Around the World

World-traveled storyteller Omopé Carter Daboiku is visiting several Branches of the Dayton Metro Library to share tales she’s gathered from around the world. Her program “Folktales for Wee Ones” is geared toward children ages 3-5, while older children will enjoy her “Global Thread” program.

An accomplished actor as well as storyteller, Ms. Daboiku has performed throughout the U.S. and abroad. She has been affiliated with the Ohio Arts Council as an Artist-in-Education since 1990, and with the Cincinnati Arts Association’s “Artists on Tour” program since its inception. Her lively, interactive performances reflect her global experiences.

The programs are free at the following Dayton Metro Library locations:

Folktales For Wee Ones
Children ages 3-5 will enjoy body music, repeating refrains, and predicting outcomes through stories that support the value of saying please and thank you, respecting elders, and being honest.

Tuesday, January 14, 10-10:45 a.m., Brookville
Wednesday, January 15, 10:30-11:10 a.m., Southeast
Thursday, January 16, 10:30-11:10 a.m., West Carrollton
Wednesday, March 11, 10-11 a.m., Miamisburg
Thursday, March 12, 1-1:40 p.m., Huber Heights
Wednesday, April 15, 10:30-11:10 a.m., Madden Hills

Global Thread
These stories are woven with cultural references to the values that hold communities together. Audience interaction and reflective dialogue is encouraged. For ages 6+.

Tuesday, January 14, 12-1:30 p.m., Brookville
Wednesday, January 29, 4-5 p.m., Electra C Doren
Friday, April 2, 2-3 p.m., Northmont

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