Sept. 9 last chance to purchase advanced tickets to Navigating the World with Stories

Photo courtesy Kathy Santopietro 
Professional storyteller Kathy Santopietro will unpack a bundle of stories as she takes attendees on a journey around the world during Navigating the World with Stories on Saturday, Sept. 10.

By Cindi Galabota | Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library Foundation

Tomorrow is your last day to purchase advanced tickets for Navigating the World with Stories, scheduled to take place on Sept. 10 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pagosa Lakes Property Owners Association Clubhouse, located at 230 Port Ave. 

Advanced tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased online at 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.

Join your friends and family for this unique event for adults, ages 16 and older. Professional storyteller Kathy Santopietro will take participants on a journey around the world, sharing stories from different cultures while teaching us about various kinds of stories. Pagosa’s very own pianist Sally Neel will accompany the stories with familiar and global tunes. The doors will open at 6 p.m. with a cash bar and entertainment. Stories begin at 7 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will follow. 

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, fourth grade and older, while Ms. Josie will run a program for younger children. Enjoy these programs with your children, then 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. The addition and renovations will offer community meeting space, dedicated room for children’s literacy programs, a room exclusively for teens and tweens, private study rooms, an intergenerational hands-on learning space, easy access to self-checkout and drop off, and a beautiful outdoor reading garden. 

To learn more about Navigating the World with Stories or about our campaign, please contact Cindi Galabota at (970) 264-2209 or We hope to see you on Sept. 10.