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Posted on: February 6, 2024

Listen and Learn to Tell Stories with an Expert Storyteller!

Margaret Read MacDonald tells and teaches stories

Two events led by acclaimed storyteller and author Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald coming in March to the Everett Public Library. 


EVERETT, WA – The Everett Public Library will host two exciting storytelling programs led by Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald on Saturday, March 30 at the Main Library for children and adults interested in practicing their storytelling skills.


World Tales: Stories for Children & Families takes place from 10:30-11:30 a.m. with Dr. MacDonald telling stories gathered from around the world for children and families. Listeners should be ready to sing, dance, and join in the fun. No registration required. 


In the afternoon, Dr. MacDonald presents a Playing With Stories workshop from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Adults will learn and practice telling six participation folktales that can be shared with children. This event is designed for teen and adult learners, especially teachers, librarians, parents, and caregivers. Space is limited, please register:


Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald is a retired children’s librarian and author of over 67 books on folklore and storytelling topics, including 22 picture books. She has 58 years of experience telling stories to children in schools and libraries and is known in the storytelling community as “the storyteller’s fairy godmother.”


Call 425-257-8000 or visit for more information about this or other library programs. 


The Everett Public Library was founded in 1894 by the Everett Woman's Book Club. The historic Main Library was built in 1934 by architect Carl Gould, and the Evergreen Branch opened in 1985. The library’s two branches serve the residents of the City of Everett and nearby locales, circulating over 600,000 items per year and hosting hundreds of programs for children and adults. We connect the community to resources and services that inform, educate, and entertain. For more information about the Everett Public Library, visit



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