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December 31, 2019
1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
Community Room
1139 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02494
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New Year*s Needham Events @ the Library - Storyteller Diane Edgecomb

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Folktale Superheroes—What do China, Africa and South America all have in common? Superheroes!!! Long before the Superheroes of today, people used their Super Imaginations to create folktales about beings with extraordinary powers who also passed on important lessons and values and always used their extraordinary powers for the good of all. From Anansi the entertaining Spider God from Africa who has web-spinning adventures just like Spiderman, to Tian the Lord of the Cranes from China who gives to the poor like Robin Hood, cultures around the world have always delighted in stories about good triumphing over wrong. Ninja Turtles stand back! Jabuti the flute-playing tortoise from the Amazon has a series of adventures, too. He even saves all the rainforest animals from a one-eyed, four-armed monster while teaching the audience how to sing a joyful song.

Sponsored by the Trustees of the Needham Free Public Library, in support of New Years Needham.