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STORYTELLING  PROGRAMS, A TO Z

* African-American Stories Collected in Michigan

* Anansi and the Gift of Stories - African and Caribbean folktales told with spider puppet

* American Sign Language - The third most used language in the U.S.  is taught in stories told in voice and sign along with basic signs and fingerspelling

* Applefest - Delicious stories from around the world

* Around the World Water Cruise in Stories

* Biblical World and Our World - Stories from the Bible and stories illustrating Biblical ideas

* Circus Is Coming! - The various acts of the circus have stories to be told

* Down-Under Tales - Several programs are available: Tall tales unique to Oz; tales of Australian animals; or a ghost-lovers look at spooky places and a tale that rivals Titanic; Blinky Bill the Koala (with puppet)

* Earth Is Our Home - Celebrate the elements that make our world

* Family Comes First - Stories featuring family members

* First Came the Anishinabe - Michigan and the Great Lakes area First People call themselves the Anishinabe. You may know them as the Chippewa, Ojibwa, or Ottawa, but do you know their stories?

* Friends: The Good, The Bad, and Avoiding Acting Ugly

* Great Lakes, Great Stories

* Have Stories, Will Travel - Design a program to match country or countries or continents (excluding Antarctic) of your choice

* Hi-Bear-nating Tales - Stories about bears here in Michigan and around the world

* Holiday Happenings - Celebrate holidays with stories

* Imagination Station - stories of wonder and fantasy

* Jokes, Chuckles, and Tales with Smiles

* Kings, Queens, Princesses, Princes, Knights, & Dragons

* Liberetta Lerich Green, her life in Michigan 100 years ago and earlier (See Historical Programs on this website.)

* Michigan People Have Stories - Tailor this program to the ethnic background of your group with tales to match their origins

* Nature Is All Around Us - Learn about plants, stars, and animals through stories

* Original Stories and How to Make them

* Paul Bunyan, a Tall Tale Hero Bigger Than All Outdoors, But Fitting Michigan

 * Quilts and Other Stories Stitched Together - Fabric-related "material"


* Reading Month - All programs can be tied to reading and folk literature

* Smorgasbord of Storytelling - Enjoy a calorie-free feast from the food groups

* Spooky Tales and Happenings of Michigan and the Great Lakes

* Spooky World - International version of stories tailored to match the level of scariness for different age groups

* Stories That Dance - International assortment of stories told by LoiS at the Detroit Institute of Art Degas exhibit

* Tales for Winners - Varied tales of sports & physical activities, many including strong female heroes

* Tall Tales as Big as You Wish - Original and traditional tall tales, with a look at how to create your own Whopper

* Turkish Delight - Tales of the Hodja are told throughout the Middle East under various names, but Turkey claims to have been where it all began

* Underground Railroad & the Civil War from the Michigan homefront, including Music (see Historical Programs)

* Voices of Our Ancestors - Timeless tales matched to times, people, or places of your choice

* When the Wind Blows - Stories about Weather and the Seasons

* X = What You Need - Design a program on the theme YOU need

* Yell About Yellow, Green, or Blue - Explore some of the many stories that relate to colors

* Zoo Who's Who and Beyond - Stories about an individual animal of your choice or an assortment (some are told with a puppet)


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