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Raising Our Voices with Storyteller Davis Bates

storyteller Davis Bates sits on a stool in a grassy backyard

This event will be held INDOORS in Hunneman Hall (on the second floor of the Brookline Village Library). This listing was updated at 4:30PM on 6/29/23.

Experience the talented storyteller Davis Bates as he shares songs and stories about empowerment and imagination from a variety of cultural traditions. Hear about a brave parrot, how coyote got his howl and be prepared to sing, move and clap your hands. The program will include plenty of sing-alongs, as well as a short lesson in how to play the spoons, and an appearance by an Irish dancing wooden dog named Bingo. Kids and families of all ages will enjoy his performance, but we recommend it for ages 3 and up.

Davis Bates has been telling stories for over forty-four years, in schools, libraries, colleges and community settings around New England and across the country. His recording of Family Stories won a Parent’s Choice Gold Award and was named one of the year’s best Audio Recordings by Booklist Magazine. Davis has also served as director and consultant for several local and regional oral history and folk arts projects. Davis lives in the village of Shelburne Falls, MA, and when he isn’t collecting or learning songs and stories, he spends his time gardening and working on pollinator plantings on the Hampshire campus and at home.

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

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Thursday, June 29, 2023

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall
361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States


Hunneman Hall is located on the second floor of the Brookline Village Library. To access, use one of the main entrances, which are equipped with ramps and door openers, followed by the elevator in the atrium. This venue is equipped with assistive listening transmitters and devices, available upon request.

Need aids or accommodations? Email our administration team or give us a call at 617-730-2360 for more information.

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