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The annual Jeanne B. Goodwin Storytelling Festival celebrates the rich tradition of sharing wisdom through words.

See familiar stories brought to life by local performer and speaker Therese Anderson-Aduni as well as the Langston Hughes Academy Drama Team led by Justin Daniels. All ages are invited to this celebration of words on July 18, 10 a.m., at Rudisill Regional Library, 1520 N. Hartford.

The annual festival is a tribute to the late Jeanne B. Goodwin, a lifelong Oklahoma educator and literacy champion, who understood how storytelling and the visual experience work to build a vivid imagination.

Celebrating Jeanne B. Goodwin’s 100th birthday in 2003, Rudisill Regional Library’s storytime room was dedicated in her honor. Multi-colored fish, shaped with individual pieces of tile, greet children entering the ocean-themed storytime room. Each wall of the room features colorfully painted starfish, clown fish, sharks, lobsters, turtles and other wonders of the underwater world. Children often create their own stories using the sea creatures painted on the storytime walls.

While at the library, families are encouraged to sign up for the 2018 children’s summer reading program “Libraries Rock” which continues through Aug. 4. Children reading eight books and visiting the library four times will receive a medal of achievement, and coupons for free food and entertainment around Tulsa County.

For more information, call the AskUs Hotline, 918-549-7323, or visit the library’s Web site, www.tulsalibrary.org.

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