In honor of African American History Month senior citizens are invited to hear storyteller Toni Simmons’ collection of African and African American folktales at the Nicholson Memorial Library System’s Senior Social Hour program. Ms. Simmons will appear at 2 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 15 at the Central Library, 625 Austin St., in Downtown Garland.
Ms. Simmons is a professional storyteller and librarian. She uses rhythm, songs, literature, and audience participation to make her storytelling interactive. Ms. Simmons was named a National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpiece touring artist. She is also a Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Artist and has appeared on Good Morning Texas, at the Texas Library Association Convention, and at the American Library Association Convention. She currently serves as the director of the Zula B. Wylie Library in Cedar Hill.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Senior Social Hour programs are free and open to anyone 55 years of age and older. Donations of gently-used books and media for the Friends of the Library book sale are accepted during the program. No registration is required to attend the event, but seats do fill up quickly. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. Please be aware that photographs and video may be taken at Library programs for use in print and/or electronic media at the Library’s discretion. Call 972-205-2502 for more information.