‘Adirondack Stories out of the Past’ March 13 at library lunch program

SARANAC LAKE – Karen Glass, teller of tales, will present “Adirondack Stories out of the Past” at noon Thursday, March 13, in the Cantwell Community Room at the Saranac Lake Free Library.

Glass is a professional storyteller who has performed throughout her home area of New York state. By day, she is director of the Keene Valley Library. Other times, when not at the library, she is busy telling stories in classrooms to preschool through high school ages. She has also performed in local theatres, and as part of conferences, fairs and other events. She has released several CDs. She specializes in folk tales from different countries, value stories (anti-bullying, cooperation, patience, etc), Adirondack history and women’s history.

“Story has been a central theme for me,” she said. “I loved to read as a child and would get lost in a book. I majored in English literature in college, immersing myself in stories from Beowulf to Frodo from Tess to Sadako. The beauty of the use of language may have defined literature for some, but I was always hooked on the story. .there (is) more to life than textbooks and tunes. There (are) stories!”

She will be sharing some of these stories with the audience at the library lunch hour on Thursday. Bring soup or sandwich and enjoy desserts and beverages provided by the Hospitality Committee. The Program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 518-891-4190.