Sep
23
10:30am10:30am

Vermont Fairy Tale Festival

The Sherburne Memorial Library is proud to bring the very first Vermont Fairy Tale Festival to Killington in the fall of 2017.  The festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 23, from 10-4pm at the Sherburne Library on River Road.  We have more than twenty public libraries participating and showcasing 15 original fairy tales.  Killington Fire and Rescue, along with Killington Rotary, has graciously agreed to do food concession for the event.  New England storytellers Simon Brooks, and the wonderful Norah Dooley are scheduled performances. There will also be Viking re-enactments!

Craft vendors will be onsite selling fairy-tale-like items and Medieval fighters from all around the region will be here for various demonstrations.  We encourage the public to wear your best fairy tale costume and we’ll have a variety of costumed characters available for photo opportunities. Each participant receives a bag at the gate with a program book and passport that will help you visit each of the fairy tales and make something to take home. Bring your whole family and come spend a few hours or enjoy the whole day! There is no price for admission, though we are asking that you bring a non-perishable food item for the local food bank or an item for the Humane Society. This event is sponsored by the Sherburne Friends of the Library.

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Sep
29
to Oct 1

White Mountain Storytelling Festival

  • Waterville Valley Town Square (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This year's feature at this weekend event is storyteller Simon Brooks

A slew of storytelling is going on all day, with many storytellers. This years feature storyteller is Simon Brooks. Born in Gloucestershire, England, and raised in Worcester, England, Simon moved to the United States in 1994. He has lived in Portland, Oregon; Boston, Massachusetts; and in New Hampshire. Simon’s work as a storyteller and voice actor has won honors from Storytelling World and Parent's Choice, including the latter's prestigious Gold Award for his CDs. Simon is also an accomplished photographer as well as a published writer and poet. Simon tells folk tales, myths and legends for both adult audiences and for young people. He tells fairy tales and, on the odd occasion, personal stories too. Simon can be found performing at festivals and concerts. He works in all communities, telling tales and teaching every demographic from 'at-risk' communities, to ivy league institutes, and all points between. Learn more about Simon on his website.
Begins Friday Night at 7.30 pm at the Gazebo with Ghost Stories told by a number of storyteller - TBA

Saturday
10:00 AM
Children's Concert - Rey Center
or
New Hampshire Talkers - The Meeting Place

11:15 AM
“Raising Our Voices” - The Meeting Place

12:00 noon - 2:00 PM
Waterville Valley Chili Cook-off - Town Square
Open Mic storytelling during band breaks

2:30 PM
Concert for Families - The Meeting Place
Featuring Simon Brooks in Concert

4:00 PM
Afternoon Family Concert - The Meeting Place

7:30 PM
An Evening - The Meeting Place
Featuring Simon Brooks 

Sunday
9.30 am Sacred Stories told at The Meeting Place

About Simon

Born in Gloucestershire, England, and raised in Worcester, England, Simon moved to the United States in 1994. He has lived in Portland, Oregon; Boston, Massachusetts; and in New Hampshire.

Simon’s work as a storyteller and voice actor has won honors from Storytelling World and Parent's Choice, including the latter's prestigious Gold Award for his CDs. Simon is also an accomplished photographer as well as a published writer and poet.

Simon tells folk tales, myths and legends for both adult audiences and for young people. He tells fairy tales and, on the odd occasion, personal stories too.

Simon can be found performing at festivals and concerts. He works in all communities, telling tales and teaching every demographic from 'at-risk' communities, to ivy league institutes, and all points between.

Learn more about Simon on his website.

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Aug
13
10:00am10:00am

The Fells Family Hay Day

Simon Brooks will be telling his wonderful stories at around noon, with the backdrop of the beautiful gardens of the Fells.
A fun-filled day for all ages with old-fashioned games, music, children’s art projects, scavenger hunt, petting zoo, face painting, and more. Explore nature trails; create a fairy house in the Fairy Village: discover Art in Nature 2017: Outdoor Sculpture exhibit and other brand new art and history exhibits in the Main House. Step back in time and take a historic tour of the Main House and gardens, or simply imagine a simpler bygone life while relaxing on the Veranda. A delicious lunch from the grill and strawberry shortcake will be for sale from 11am-2pm. Members free, non-members pay Fells Site Admission.

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Aug
12
10:00am10:00am

COOP Food store Producers Day

Simon Brooks will be one of the many attractions at the COOP's Producers Fair, Saturday, 12th August. The event runs from 10 am until 2 pm and along with a great variety of free food from ice cream to corn, from fudge to fruit, there will be hay rides, face painting, music and much more.

Stories will be told for most of the day!

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Aug
10
6:30pm 6:30pm

rescheduled - Windham NH

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED DUE TO A CHANGE IN CIRCUMSTANCES.

It will now take place on Thursday 26th October and will be a Fright Night for the family! Do not show up on the 10th of August to see me. I will not be there! I will be at home putting the finishing touches on Gilgamesh and my new, alternative backdrop!

 

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Aug
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

Olivia Rodham Memorial Library

Summer Reading Program - Build a Better World
Folk Stories can grow empathy, create understanding, and explore cultures other than our own. Come and hear British storyteller, Simon Brooks tell his remarkable tales filled with myths and legends, folk and fairy tales and be transported to another time and place! Stories for all ages.

Olivia Rodham Memorial Library
1 Nelson Common, Nelson, NH

603-847-3214

Free!

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Aug
3
3:00pm 3:00pm

Richards Free Library

Summer Reading Program - Build a Better World
Folk Stories can grow empathy, create understanding, and explore cultures other than our own. Come and hear British storyteller, Simon Brooks tell his remarkable tales filled with myths and legends, folk and fairy tales and be transported to another time and place! Stories for all ages.

Free

Richards Free Library
58 N Main Street, Newport, NH
603-863-3430

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Jul
28
4:00pm 4:00pm

Seabrook Library

Summer Reading Program - Build a Better World
Folk Stories can grow empathy, create understanding, and explore cultures other than our own. Come and hear British storyteller, Simon Brooks tell his remarkable tales filled with myths and legends, folk and fairy tales and be transported to another time and place! Stories for all ages.

Free

Seabrook Library
25 Liberty Lane,  Seabrook, New Hampshire
603-474-2044

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Jul
27
10:30am10:30am

Madbury Public Library

Summer Reading Program - Build a Better World
Folk Stories can grow empathy, create understanding, and explore cultures other than our own. Come and hear British storyteller, Simon Brooks tell his remarkable tales filled with myths and legends, folk and fairy tales and be transported to another time and place! Stories for all ages.

Free

Madbury Public Library
9 Town Hall Road, Madbury, NH
603-743-1400

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Jul
20
2:00pm 2:00pm

William Weeks Library

Summer Reading Program - Build a Better World
Folk Stories can grow empathy, create understanding, and explore cultures other than our own. Come and hear British storyteller, Simon Brooks tell his remarkable tales filled with myths and legends, folk and fairy tales and be transported to another time and place! Stories for all ages. 

Free

Weeks Library
128 Main Street, Lancaster, NH
603-788-3352

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Jul
20
10:30am10:30am

Jeudevine Memorial Library

Summer Reading Program - Build a Better World
Folk Stories can grow empathy, create understanding, and explore cultures other than our own. Come and hear British storyteller, Simon Brooks tell his remarkable tales filled with myths and legends, folk and fairy tales and be transported to another time and place! Stories for all ages.

Free

Jeudevine Memorial Library
93 Main Street, Hardwick, VT
802-472-5948

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Jul
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Holderness Public Library, NH

Summer reading! Keep your kids minds full! Keep them creative! Come and hear British storyteller Simon Brooks tell folk and fairy tales, the ancient tales, stories full of magic and mystery! And a bit of humour!

Holderness Public Library, 866 US-3, Holderness, NH 03245
603-968-7066

Free event for all the family

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Jul
19
10:00am10:00am

Milton Free Public Library

Summer Reading Program - Build a Better World
Folk Stories can grow empathy, create understanding, and explore cultures other than our own. Come and hear British storyteller, Simon Brooks tell his remarkable tales filled with myths and legends, folk and fairy tales and be transported to another time and place! Stories for all ages.

Free

Location will either be at  Waumbeck Park, Milton Mills, New Hampshire
603-473-8535

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Jul
14
2:00pm 2:00pm

Fiske Free Library

Summer Reading Program - Build a Better World
Folk Stories can grow empathy, create understanding, and explore cultures other than our own. Come and hear British storyteller, Simon Brooks tell his remarkable tales filled with myths and legends, folk and fairy tales and be transported to another time and place! Stories for all ages.

Free

Fiske Free Library,
108 Broad Street, Claremont, NH
603-542-7017

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Jun
30
6:00pm 6:00pm

Stratford Public Library

Summer Reading Program - Build a Better World
Folk Stories can grow empathy, create understanding, and explore cultures other than our own. Come and hear British storyteller, Simon Brooks tell his remarkable tales filled with myths and legends, folk and fairy tales and be transported to another time and place! Stories for all ages.

Free

Stratford Public Library
74 Main Street, North Stratford, NH

603-922-9016

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Jun
2
4:00pm 4:00pm

Wilton Public and Gregg Free Library

Summer Reading Program - Build a Better World
Folk Stories can grow empathy, create understanding, and explore cultures other than our own. Come and hear British storyteller, Simon Brooks tell his remarkable tales filled with myths and legends, folk and fairy tales and be transported to another time and place! Stories for all ages.

Free

Location:
Main Street Park, Wilton, NH
603-654-2581

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Dec
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

Corner House Inn

Simon Brooks, renowned New Hampshire storyteller from the British Isles, is returning to the Corner House Inn, in Center Sandwich, NH. His stories are sometimes irreverent, sometimes funny, sometimes deep, always enjoyable. He combines the intimacy of a one-on-one conversation with the intensity of a solo theatre performance. On Thursday, December 15th Simon will be sharing his folk tales, myths and legends, told for the modern audience. After your meal, you will journey into Simon’s stories, wondering how so many memorable characters and voices came out of one man. Audiences, even the most sceptical, leave Simon's presentations fully understanding the magic inherent in a story powerfully told.

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Dec
10
7:30pm 7:30pm

Annual Gingerbread Weekend

Although I will be telling stories only on Saturday evening at 7.30 pm, this is part of a weekend event. Details below.

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact registrar below.

AMC Reservations
603-466-2727
(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)
amclodging@outdoors.org

This weekend program is designed for families and features a Gingerbread house decorating competition with prizes, cookie decorating, crafts, family hikes and nature walks, and a Saturday fireside social with trivia and games.

Adult: $169 member / $181.96 non-member

Youth: / $166 non-member

Child: $74 member / $80.66 non-member

*Lodging on Friday and Saturday nights at Highland Center, Free use of equipment and clothing from the L.L. Bean Gear Room, Guided programs and activities throughout the weekend, 1 Gingerbread house per family of 4. Additional houses may be purchased for $25 per house, limit 2 per reservation.

Full details: http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/89437

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Oct
30
4:00pm 4:00pm

Plainfield Fright Night - Tales for Halloween, Plainfield, NH

With Halloween only a day away, the Philip Read Memorial Library in Plainfield, NH will be hosting spooky stories, and terrifying tales (although not too terrifying!) hosting Simon Brooks and his Fright Night of tales! This is a 2 set event, where we start with stories for the 5 to tween and then after a short break, teens and adults will get the deeper and darker stories! Wah ha haa!

Philip Read Memorial Library
1088 Rte 12A Plainfield NH
(603) 675-6866
30th October, 2016
4pm
FREE!

 

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Oct
29
4:30pm 4:30pm

Fitzwilliam Fright Night - Tales for Halloween, Fitzwilliam NH

Getting freaky at Fitzwilliam Library, NH! Simon Brooks will be performing his fabulously creepy, spine chilling Fright Night tales. There are no stories for the very young, but 5 and up should be okay! Wah ha haaa!

Fitzwilliam Public Library
11 Templeton Turnpike, Fitzwilliam, NH 03447
(603) 585-6503
29th October, 2016
4.30pm
FREE!

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Oct
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

Fright Night at Silsby Public Library

Fright Night!

In time for spooks and ghouls, these stories for the 'other' season - Halloween - are for teens and adults- NOT YOUNG CHILDREN!

This free event will begin at
1pm
Silsby Free Library,
226 Main Street, Charlestown, NH
 

Halloween is almost here.
Spooks and ghouls will soon appear
To steal children weak and small,
And lock them in a midnight hall.
Let's hope we do not hear the screams
Or have the chance to see the means
Of the terror of the wee ones fright
Remember this for All Hallows Night!

(Poem by me!)

Boo!

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Oct
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

Halloween At Holderness!

Fright Night for families!
This is a two part event at Holderness Town Hall!
Part one for younger people (toddlers and younger not a great idea!) beginning at 6pm, telling spooky stories to chill and thrill, for about 35 - 40 minutes. A short break of 10 minutes or so, then the event is for teens and adults only. No little children in part two. Times approximate!

Holderness Free Library, sponsored event HELD AT HOLDERNESS TOWN HALL, 1089 U.S. Rte. 3, Holderness, NH USA

Free event!

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Oct
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Lights On Afterschool Halloween Event, Seabrook, NH

Spooky tales and all sorts of other activities at Lights On Afterschool Halloween Event, Seabrook, NH
Haunted Trail” activities include Simon Brooks storyteller, a costume parade, costume contests, pumpkin decorating contest, crafts, and raffles.

Seabrook Recreation Department
311 Lafayette Rd., Seabrook NH

21st October, 2016
6.30pm start – ends 9pm
Residence free!

Non– Residents:

3yrs.-8th Grade: $6.00pp

Under 2 years are FREE
 

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Oct
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Fright Night! Tales for Halloween, Thetford VT

When the young children are put to bed, and the sitter is in charge. When the wind blows against the panes and shutters rattle, it is time to leave home and head over to Latham Library in Thetford, VT. Storyteller Simon Brooks will be telling tales for the community, beginning with not so frightening tales and making them more scary through the evening! 6 and up!

Latham Memorial Library
16 Library Rd, Thetford, VT 05074
20th October, 2016
7pm
Free!

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Sep
30
4:00pm 4:00pm

Fall Festival, Hanover, NH

There is lots going on at Storrs Pond, in Hanover starting at 4pm! Games, stories, and other entertainment, food, and 'touch a truck'!

Stories will be told from 4.15pm until about 5pm.

Storrs Pond, 59 Oak Hill Dr, Hanover, NH

For full details call: (603) 643-2134 or (603) 643-5315

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Sep
25
2:00pm 2:00pm

Tales Told By Simon Brooks - Henniker NH

There is only one Henniker in the world, and there is only one storyteller from New London, New Hampshire, New England, New World called Simon Brooks!

Come and listen to Simon telling his award-wining tales to you and your family at this all age event. It's FREE!

Simon’s been entrancing audiences for over 10 years. His tales, both live and on his award winning recordings, combine the intensity of solo performance with the intimacy of face-to-face conversations, delighting all.

Simon Brooks began storytelling to groups and family audiences in 1991 in England, becoming a professional teller in 2003 in American.  Born in England and making many trips in and out of Wales, Simon was raised on traditional tales. The love of his work is as inherent as his love of stories.  After you have finished your journey into Simon’s stories, you will wonder how so many memorable characters and voices came out of one man. Audiences, even the most skeptical, leave Simon's presentations fully understanding the magic inherent in a story powerfully told.

Simon performs and teaches at hundreds of venues including schools, colleges, libraries, businesses, museums, camps, private venues and festivals.

Tucker Library,
31 Western Avenue, Henniker, NH 03242
603-428-3471

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Sep
23
to Sep 25

White Mountain Storytelling Festival

White Mountain Storytelling Festival
Waterville Valley Town Square, Waterville Valley, NH

Town Square
Route 49, Village Road
Waterville Valley, NH

A weekend of stories beginning Friday night with ghost stories at the gazebo at 7pm.
A full day of stories begins at 10am with stories by the incredible Jackson Gilman. A wonderful performer and wonderful man. The headliner adn feature this year is the amazing Sharon Kennedy. I, for one, I am very much looking forward to seeing and hearing her. The day continues with stories from New Hampshire Talkers, Rebecca Rule and Joel Sherburne, Anne Jennison, Fayen Hanson, Ela Ramsey and myself.

I will be sharing the stage with Anne Jennison, another wonderful, warm human being and grand storyteller. We are presenting family tales in the Meeting Place of Town Square at 4pm.

Stories continue on Sunday morning at 9.30am with Sacred Stories by Lauretta Phillips, John Sanders, Sharon Wood, Peter Brodeur, Ruth Niven and Claire Chandler.

This is a great event to see many different, talented storytellers in one place in a day!

There is also a chili cook-off at lunchtime. It can't be better than this, can it?!

Full details can be found here: http://www.nhstorytelling.org/festival

 

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Aug
21
11:59am11:59am

The Fells, Hay Day! - Stories for families

An opportunity to visit the wonderful Fells, visit the buildings and beautiful gardens, see the sculptures and hear stories by Simon Brooks. Other activities will also be going on Hay Day at the Fells.

A fun-filled day for all ages with old-fashioned games, music, children’s art projects, scavenger hunt, petting zoo, face painting, and a special performance by The New London Barn Playhouse Junior Players. Come and watch demonstrations by Billings Farms and local craft people. Explore nature trails; create a fairy house in the Fairy Village: discover Art in Nature 2016: Outdoor Sculpture exhibit and other brand new art and history exhibits in the Main House. Step back in time and take a historic tour of the Main House and gardens, or simply imagine a simpler bygone life while relaxing on the Veranda. A delicious lunch from the grill and strawberry shortcake will be for sale from 11am-2pm. Members free, non-members pay Fells Site Admission.

The Fells
456 Route 103A, Newbury, NH 03255
603-763-4789

Day event is 10 am until 3pm.

Stories begin at noon

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Aug
10
6:30pm 6:30pm

Ready, Set, Read! Summer Reading for the family - Epsom, NH

Come to this fun event for all the family fitting in with the national summer readers theme - Ready, Set, Read!

Epsom Public Library
Dover Road, Epsom, NH
Free
 

“On your mark! Get Set! Off you go then,” said Bear to Beaver and Turtle to see who was fastest. With permission from Joseph Bruchac, Simon Brooks will be telling this Seneca story, as well as many other tales from all over the world in the 2016 Summer Reading Program. Races to win hearts (kissing stories), races against time (adventure stories), and getting into the game is what every hero of a story does! He might not be playing football (soccer), but British storyteller Simon Brooks puts equal amounts of energy into his telling as Tim Howard, Gareth Bale, Alex Morgan, Homara Sawa, or Abby Wambach do playing on the field. The most jaded audience will find the power and magic in the stories Simon tells, whether 5 years old, 13, or an adult care provider. These family shows are highlights in many communities, bring Simon’s stories to yours.

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