Save the date for Navigating the World with Stories on Sept. 10

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Photo courtesy Kathy Santopietro
Kathy Santopietro has been sharing traditional stories for adults for over 28 years. 

By Cindi Galabota | Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library Foundation

The Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library Foundation is pleased to welcome professional storyteller Kathy Santopietro for an evening of storytelling, with music provided by the talented Sally Neel. Save the date for Sept. 10 at 6 p.m.

Santopietro will unpack a bundle of stories as she takes us on a journey around the world. Pianist Sally Neel will accompany the stories with familiar and global tunes. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a cash bar and entertainment. Stories begin at 7 p.m. Lite hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar to follow. 

Storytelling happened to Santopietro along her journey as an award-winning adult educator. She has shared traditional stories in a variety of adult venues for over 28 years and enjoys crafting stories that meet audience needs. Santopietro has developed storytelling coursework accredited by the National Storytelling Network (NSN) and serves as chair for the NSN Accreditation Committee.

Navigating the World with Stories will take place on Sept. 10. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a cash bar and entertainment. Stories will begin at 7 p.m. Lite hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will follow. The event will take place at the Pagosa Lakes Property Owners Association clubhouse at 230 Port Ave. This event is for ages 16 and older. 

Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased online at https://pagosalibrary.org/library-foundation/navigating-the-world-with-stories/ with a credit card. You may also purchase tickets at the library using cash or check. Tickets at the door on the night of the event will be $45.

Though this event is for adults, Ms. Josie has planned two separate free storytelling programs at the Ruby Sisson Library, running concurrently, on Sept. 10 from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Santopietro will offer a program for older kids, grade four and older, while Josie will run a program for younger children. Enjoy these programs with your children, then get a babysitter and enjoy the evening storytelling event starting at 6 p.m.

Proceeds from the evening event will support our Mountains of Opportunity campaign to expand and renovate your Ruby Sisson Library. To learn more, please contact Cindi Galabota at (970) 264-2209 or cindi@pagosalibrary.org. We hope to see you on Sept. 10.