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Native storytellers to share foreign folktales

GLENS FALLS - People of all ages are welcome to attend presentations of world folktales and legends Saturday, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Crandall Public Library Community Room. Hosted by the World Awareness Children's Museum, the program is free.

Native storytellers from Lithuania, Romania, Russia, China and Finland will tell folktales and legends from their countries. The program will be moderated by Dr. Philip Naftaly, a professor of anthropology at Adirondack Community College. The event is made possible through an $11,000 grant the Museum received from the New York Council for the Humanities.

Original youth art and Chinese puppets, borrowed from the collection of the World Awareness Children's Museum, will be used to illustrate the stories. Through its annual International Youth Art Exchange program, the Children's Museum has acquired a vast collection of youth art from over the world.

From 11 am until noon, Stacy Marcinkevicius, originally from Lithuania, Victoria Rusu, originally from Romania, and Natalia Carysone, originally from Russia, will tell famous stories from their countries.

For more information, the public may visit the Museum's website at worldchildrensmuseum.org, call 793-2773, or visit the Museum's temporary administrative offices at 79 Warren St., Monday - Friday, 10 am - 2 p.m., or by appointment.

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