Published on Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 8:58am
Sometimes serious, sometimes silly, trickster stories are always fun!
What is a trickster you say? Maybe you've heard a story with Br’er rabbit, Raven or Kokopelli and wondered why these figures are so wily. If not, then now is a good time to learn about these classic characters.
Tricksters play an important role in several legends and folk tales as they can be both a villain and a hero. In light of the National Folk Festival this month, come hear stories of these character’s exploits. We'll listen to some folk music, hear some stories and most of all, enjoy a couple of laughs.
As part of this event, learn how to make a spirit mask that you can wear. Who knows -- someone might think you are a trickster yourself!
Join us on Sunday, June 22 at 3 p.m. For ages 6 and older.
Look for ruses and watch the fun abound in these wonderful trickster tales:
- The Parade: A Stampede of Stories About Ananse, the Trickster Spider by K.P. Kojo
- Br'er Rabbit Captured!: A Dr. David Harleyson Adventure by Jean Cassels
- Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India by Gerald McDermott