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The cold has certainly set in so make sure you stay warm! The winter has just begun! Hopefully it won’t be too bad this year but let’s not let it stop us from having some fun. Bundle up and get out there in the winter wonderland! Let’s try to keep everyone safe too - and in that vain:

We rescheduled the Building Stories Workshop this past Saturday due to the snow. We will be reconvening on Feb 6th at ending on Feb 13th at the the Plymouth Library at 1:00pm. Sorry for the inconvenience but this is New England so we’re used to this sort of thing!

If you would like to schedule a time for me to visit your school or library please give me a call at (508) 641-5336.

Here is the storytelling schedule for this week:

  • Tuesday: Kingston Library @ 10:30am *Raising a Reader, FINAL Week
  • Tuesday: Hingham Library @ 4:00pm *Raising a Reader, FINAL Week
  • Thursday: Little Learner’s Preschool @ 10:30am/12:30pm
  • Friday: Little Learner’s Preschool @ 10:30am/12:30pm

Please check the Upcoming Shows page for more information on all of these shows. All of the Raising a Reader programs are being funded by the South Shore Community Action Council and are an off-shoot of my Building Stories from the years prior. They are a lot of fun and will give plenty for the little ones to do! Come on by and have a blast and learn a few techniques for telling tales at home!

Places I will be visiting this week:

  1. Kingston
  2. Hingham
  3. Billerica

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Title: Float
Author: Daniel Miyares
Illustrator: Daniel Miyares
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

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I am happy to bring back Book of the Month this year! This past week I discovered Float at the Hingham Library. It tells the story of a little boy with a newspaper boat but realizes just how well it floats! This is a sweet and sad story of discovery with a great and useful ending. Wordless picture books have always been my favorite of the genre and so useful in so many ways. This book explores a little boy’s rainy afternoon and the reality of what can happen with a running rain water and a street drain.

Check out this book today!

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I keep hearing this is the first week that the snow may force some rescheduling of my schedule. While that is always frustrating if you look outside it takes some of the edge off. It looks fantastic. My daughter was outside with me yesterday shoveling the driveway. She said “Dad, are we done? I think we’re done. My toes are about to fall off.” So, yeah - it was a bit cold! Make sure not to let that bother you enough to stop you from coming out to a show or two!

I will continue the Building Stories Workshop this Saturday at the Plymouth Library at 1:00pm. Call (508) 830-4250 to register today! There are only a couple of slots left so please register as soon as you possibly can!

Also, if you would like a show in the new year please give me a call at (508) 641-5336.

Here is the storytelling schedule for this week:

  • Tuesday: Kingston Library @ 10:30am *Raising a Reader, Week 3
  • Tuesday: Hingham Library @ 4:00pm *Raising a Reader, Week 3
  • Tuesday: Carver Library @ 6:30pm *Raising a Reader, Week 3
  • Thursday: Growth Unlimited @ 9:30am
  • Thursday: Carver Library @ 6:30pm *FINAL Raising a Reader!
  • Friday: Cedar School @ 10:15am/12:15pm
  • Saturday: Plymouth Library’s Building Stories - Week 3 @ 1:00pm

Please check the Upcoming Shows page for more information on all of these shows. All of the Raising a Reader programs are being funded by the South Shore Community Action Council and are an off-shoot of my Building Stories from the years prior. They are a lot of fun and will give plenty for the little ones to do! Come on by and have a blast and learn a few techniques for telling tales at home!

Places I will be visiting this week:

  1. Kingston
  2. Hingham
  3. Carver
  4. Kingston
  5. Hanover
  6. Plymouth

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If you visited us this past Saturday - THANK YOU! I can’t wait for Saturday to come again! If you’d like to join us there are a few more seats open so please register on the Plymouth Library website!

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I can’t wait for the Superbowl! I know the Pats haven’t been up to snuff lately but our boys are trying hard! Keep the faith! Let’s go PATS!

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I have always enjoyed the brisk weather of January - although this January has been pretty mild - the only thing that I have to begrudgingly put up with is having to deal with the snow forcing the school or library to close and having to reschedule. I loved snow days as a kid… somehow they lost their luster when adulthood came rushing in. I still make the best out of the havoc the snow causes but still, I miss being a child and enjoying the bitter cold day of freedom that the snow allowed us.

I will continue the Building Stories Workshop on Saturday at the Plymouth Library at 1:00pm. Call (508) 830-4250 to register today! There are only a couple of slots left so please register as soon as you possibly can!

Also, if you would like a show in the new year please give me a call at (508) 641-5336.

Here is the storytelling schedule for this week:

  • Tuesday: Kingston Library @ 10:30am *Raising a Reader, Week 1
  • Tuesday: Hingham Library @ 4:00pm *Raising a Reader, Week 1
  • Tuesday: Carver Library @ 6:30pm *Raising a Reader, Week 1
  • Thursday: Carver Library @ 6:30pm *Raising a Reader, Week 2
  • Saturday: Plymouth Library’s Building Stories - Week 1 @ 1:00pm

Please check the Upcoming Shows page for more information on all of these shows. All of the Raising a Reader programs are being funded by the South Shore Community Action Council and are an off-shoot of my Building Stories from the years prior. They should be a lot of fun and will give plenty for the little ones to do! Come on by and have a blast and learn a few techniques for telling tales at home!

Places I will be visiting this week:

  1. Kingston
  2. Hingham
  3. Carver
  4. Plymouth

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It was a long time coming - and I apologize for taking so long - but the UPCOMING SHOWS page has been updated… for now. Check out all the amazing things that will be happening in the upcoming months!

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Receiving emails like this never gets old:

“Hi Ryan,

I’m a nanny to two little ones and awhile back we finally saw you at the Corn Festival in Norwell. I wanted to say that your performance was amazing! These kids have a hard time making it through a regular story time or class, but when they saw you, they had the best time. I have never seen them so into a performance before! They were laughing and dancing along. I loved seeing them enjoying themselves so much and am excited that I have the opportunity to take the younger one to another of your performances in December. I just wanted to let you know that you have a great show and that the kids absolutely loved you.

Thanks!
Stephanie”

Thank you, Stephanie, for taking the time to brighten my day with such a thoughtful and wonderful note. Please accept my gracious and humbling thank you!

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Writing the title of this post felt odd enough… 2016! I have now been telling my tales for 16 years. That’s quite the accomplishment. Allow me to take a moment to feel some pride! I’ve been able to turn something I love to do into a way of life - and I love every second of it!

The Plymouth Library will be hosting Building Stories starting THIS Saturday at 1:00pm. Call (508) 830-4250 to register today! There are only a few slots so please register as soon as you possibly can to secure a slot.

Also, if you would like a show in the new year please give me a call at (508) 641-5336.

Here is the storytelling schedule for this week:

  • Tuesday: Kingston Library @ 10:30am *Raising a Reader, Week 1
  • Tuesday: Hingham Library @ 4:00pm *Raising a Reader, Week 1
  • Tuesday: Carver Library @ 6:30pm *Raising a Reader, Week 1
  • Thursday: Performers Showcase @ 9:00am
  • Thursday: Carver Library @ 6:30pm *Raising a Reader, Week 2
  • Friday: Lil’ Munchkins Preschool @ 10:00/10:30am
  • Saturday: Plymouth Library’s Building Stories - Week 1 @ 1:00pm

Please check the Upcoming Shows page for more information on all of these shows. All of the Raising a Reader programs are being funded by the South Shore Community Action Council and are an off-shoot of my Building Stories from the years prior. They should be a lot of fun and will give plenty for the little ones to do! Come on by and have a blast and learn a few techniques for telling tales at home!

Places I will be visiting this week:

  1. Kingston
  2. Hingham
  3. Carver
  4. Warwick, RI
  5. Scituate
  6. Plymouth

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