Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Two truths...and a lie

One of these tellers IS telling the truth--can you figure out which one?

Monday, June 18, 2018

Time for the Annual BUG FEST at Hilltop Gardens!
So it's a great time to tell stories about creepy crawlies!
This year Stephanie Holman will be presenting tales featuring insects in the presentation tent 
from 10:30 to 11:00 am.

Check this link for more information about this event:


Sunday, February 4, 2018

Wintertelling 2018

Pick up your ears!
Here's something worth listening to:

Wintertelling 2018

Friday, February 9th
7:30 to 9:00 pm
Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
303 East Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408

Wintertelling is an annual performance by members of the Bloomington Storytellers Guild featuring a variety of tales chosen by storytellers to entertain adults and teens. You may hear anything from folklore and fable to local legend and personal narrative.

The practice of sharing stories is a traditional way in many cultures to pass a pleasant evening in the cold, dark nights of late Winter. The members of the BSG have long enjoyed participating in this tradition.

After the stories, the audience is invited to stay for refreshments and conversations with the tellers.

The library will be closed during this event. Audience should enter through the Kirkwood Avenue doors, which will open at 7:00 pm.

This is a free event sponsored by the Friends of the Library. See you there!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

A mess of beans

Now that it is full Summer in Indiana, the beans are coming in.
This has been a good year for beans, 
 lots of beans,
lots of meals with beans.
Doesn't that remind you of a story?
 Yes, that story - the one that starts out with them picking beans
and the little boy can't stand another meal of beans without meat....
Richard Chase called it "Chunk of Meat"
but we all know it as
"The Big Toe."

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Two truths and a lie

At our seasonal meeting last week we were fortunate to hear a hilarious preview of some stories to be shared at this program:


McCormick's Creek State Park

Not going to say whether we heard truth or falsehood, but guarantee you will have a great time at this program!

Friday, December 16, 2016

The old storyteller

"He was beloved by all, and most of all by the children;
For he told them tales of the Loup-garou in the forest,
And of the goblin that came in the night to water the horses,

...And how on Christmas eve the oxen talked in the stable,
And how the fever was cured by a spider shut up in a nutshell,
And of the marvelous powers of four-leaved clover and horseshoes,
With whatsoever else was writ in the lore of the village."

from Evangeline
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Prelude to Halloween

Two Guild Storytellers made an appearance in Hope, Indiana, for their annual Goodies, Goblins and Ghost Stories event.
One of us sat in a dark tent where the audience shivered on hay bales and jumped when the Hairy Thing grabbed the little boy:
"What have you got those long sharp teeth for?"
The other one told on the band stand, 
where the audience helped call
 "Barney McCabe, Doodley Doo and Sue Boy"
 to defeat the witch.
It was a chilly, windy evening, but the costumed crowds enjoyed listening to some of our favorite seasonal tales.