Musical Storytelling Program

Musical Storytelling Program


About the Musical Storytelling Program

Join Powers faculty members at local libraries as they narrate this free series of original musical story performances that feature live music and age-appropriate stories for children. These interactive programs are specifically developed for children ages 3 and up, but all ages are welcome to attend. 

   

This program is supported in part by the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation. Thank you for your support!

 

Our 2017-2018 Musical Storytelling Series

"Dragons Love Tacos"
written by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

  • Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10:00 & 11:00 am
    Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Avenue, Belmont
  • Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:00 & 11:00 am
    Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main Street, Watertown
  • Saturday, January 27, 2018, 10:30 am
    Waltham Public Library, 735 Main Street, Waltham

With Todd Brunel (clarinet, percussion, and more), Yas Ishibashi (piano, vocals), Vanessa Schukis (vocals), Helen Clapp Stevenson (narration)

About the story: From Amazon.com - "Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa . . . oh, boy. You're in red-hot trouble. The award-winning team of Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri has created an unforgettable tale of new friends and the perfect snack."

"Saxophone Sam and His Snazzy Jazz Band"
written & illustrated by Christine M. Schneider

  • Saturday, January 20, 2018, 10:00 & 11:00 am
    Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Avenue, Belmont
  • Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10:30 am
    Woburn Public Library, 36 Cummings Park Drive, Woburn

With Todd Brunel (clarinet and more), Yas Ishibashi (piano, vocals), Vanessa Schukis (vocals), Helen Clapp Stevenson (narration)

About the story: From Amazon.com - "A dreary, rainy day turns into a jumpin', jivin' party when Saxophone Sam uses an irresistible beat to lead Drew and Sue on a magical mystery tour through their house to find the source of his toe-tapping music. As the children get closer and closer, the band and its crowd start to take center stage. There's never a dull moment when Saxophone Sam's in town."

"Opera Cat"
written by Tess Weaver, illustrated by Andrea Wesson

  • Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:00 & 11:00 am
    Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main Street, Watertown

With Todd Brunel (clarinet, percussion, and more), Yas Ishibashi (piano, vocals), Vanessa Schukis (vocals), Helen Clapp Stevenson (narration)

About the story: From Amazon.com - "Alma the cat lives with Madame SoSo, an opera diva. When Madame rehearses, Alma softly sings along. Madame doesn’t know Alma’s secret—in fact, she doesn’t pay Alma much attention at all. But on the night of the big performance, Madame comes down with laryngitis . . . and at last Alma is given a chance to prove she is no ordinary animal."

Stay tuned!

Book will be announced soon!

  • Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10:00 & 11:00 am
    Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Ave, Belmont
  • Saturday, March 10, 2018, 10:00 & 11:00 am
    Robbins Library, 700 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington

With Todd Brunel (clarinet and more), Yas Ishibashi (piano, vocals), Vanessa Schukis (vocals), Helen Clapp Stevenson (narration)

 

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