this week

As the last week in October hits it always reminds me just how quick the days pass now. I used to partake in watching the leaves change and take thousands of pictures of the autumn taking over the landscapes. These days I have to think ahead but I take solace in the fact that my children enjoy these days one at a time. I had the fantastic opportunity to tell stories in Mattapoisett last week by an actual bon fire and it truly felt like fall in that moment. It was a moment I haven’t felt in a while so I really let it settle in and take hold of me. It was nice - and the scent of campfire still clings on my sweatshirt - it makes me want to drive around just to look at the fall foliage again.

I am going to be at the Kingston Library this Friday telling my Scary (but not too scary) Tall Tales - so mark it on your calendar and make sure to stop by!

Here is the storytelling schedule for this week:

  • Monday: Neary School @ 6:00pm
  • Thursday: Plympton Library @ 1:30pm - Raising a Reader, Week 5
  • Friday: Kingston Public Library @ 10:30am
  • Friday: Holmes Library @ 1:00pm - Raising a Reader, Week 4
  • Friday: Kennedy School @ 6:30pm

Please check the Upcoming Shows page for more information on all of these shows. All of the Library shows are open to the public so please click on the links on the Upcoming Shows page as some of the libraries require registration. The Raising a Reader events are sponsored by The South Shore Family Network and are open tot he public.

Places I will be visiting this week:

  1. Southborough
  2. Plympton
  3. Kingston
  4. Halifax
  5. Brockton


I have finally been able to take a minute to update the Upcoming Shows Page - so go and check it out!  The December schedule will be up very soon so keep checking it out!


Show up at Whole Foods at 10:00am tomorrow and you can be in for an extra treat!  I will be telling my tales there and entertaining the healthy masses - come on by!

the kiddos!

Due to overwhelming response to the bedtime story Antone and I did this past Sunday we will be doing it again - this time with both the kiddos!  If you’d like to join in then make sure you you’ve liked the Big Ryan’s Tall Tales Facebook page and tune in at 7:00pm on Sunday.  We will be reading a story or two and saying hello to anyone joining in!  Watch while we are live and say hello!  These are in celebration of the Raising a Reader programs continuing at:

  • Plympton Library, Thursdays at 1:30pm
  • Holmes Library in Halifax at 1:00pm

Make sure to come and enjoy some personal time with Big Ryan!  The Raising a Reader series is brought to you by the South Shore Family Network.


This weekend is the fantastically fun Corn Festival at the South Shore Science Center in Norwell.  I cannot wait to enjoy the upcoming days where I see many familiar faces coming to laugh along with the tales I tell!  Everyone comes with me - Moose and Wolf and Edgar and Uncle Charlie - with even the rare appearance from Max.  My shows are at 11:30am and 1:30pm on both Saturday and Sunday.  Bring your funny bones and your appetite!  Click on the image above to get more info!



To celebrate the South Shore Family Network’s Raising a Reader series starting this week at the Plympton Library I will be doing live videos of bedtime stories on Facebook.  If you haven’t liked the Big Ryan’s Tall Tales page yet - you can like it now!  I will be reading some of my favorite stories to my little ones and you can see it all live at 7:00pm - starting NEXT SUNDAY!


Come to the Plympton Library at 2:00pm for my first fall show!  It will be so much fun - I can hardly stand it!  Make sure you get there nice and early to beat the rush!  I am nice and rested from the crazy summer schedule and looking forward to today’s show - so be there and be square!  Wait… that doesn’t sound right


Check out Macy’s at the Kingston Collection this weekend for a hilariously great time as I tell tales and raise money for a good cause too!

It will be beautiful and sunny and a perfect day to enjoy a Waterfront Festival!  Come to Gray’s Beach and enjoy the day!  I have shows at 11:00am and 1:00pm.  The entire day will be wonderful but I have it on good authority that my shows will be the highlight of the whole thing!


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