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Farmington Library and Barney Library Presents

Tellabration!  A Celebration of the Oral Tradition

A Live Zoom Story Time


Tellabration is a mammoth storytelling event - and that's no Tall Tale! It's a storytelling phenomenon, made up of dozens of storytelling happenings all over the world. Its purpose is to introduce adults, as well as children, to the pleasures of the oral art of storytelling.  It is one of the programs offered by The Connecticut Storytelling Center, based at Connecticut College in New London

The Farmington Libraries will host a virtual Tellabration, for children on Wednesday, November 10th at 2pm

Ann Shapiro will be performing.  Ann Shapiro has been entertaining with her participatory music and storytelling programs for many years.  She is recommended by the CT Office of the Arts as a Teaching Artist and since 1999, serves as Executive Director for The CT Storytelling Center.  A teaching artist in residence in CT schools, she helps students and teachers to keep folk traditions alive by sharing the old stories and songs, followed by creating their own.

Ann will use the ancient art of storytelling and singing together to create a fun evening for children of all ages. Plan on laughing and participating!

In addition, she tours her variety of shows as a solo and with her husband, Tom Callinan.  Their recordings include: Hokey Folky and For No Good Reason At All (sing alongs), Imagine Menagerie & I'm Gonna Tell (stories in tandem), Let's Clean Up Our Act (songs for the earth), and most recently, Home Remedies (original songs about family life).

A full listing of Tellabration sites in Connecticut with dates and times can be found by logging onto  and clicking on “Tellabration”  or by calling The Connecticut Storytelling Center at 860-439-2764.


Registration Required. Join us via Zoom!

Instructions for Zoom: 

You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a program. When you register for this program, you will be sent a unique Zoom ID and password.

To join on your computer, go to on your computer's browser and open Zoom Meetings (PC) or Open (Mac) and enter the meeting ID and password a few minutes before the program. Or, you can download the Zoom app on your computer, phone or tablet, open the Zoom app, and type in the meeting ID to join us. 

Please make sure you connect with your device's video and audio. 

Farmington Libraries Virtual Program Code of Conduct Policy