upcoming events


If you'd like to be on Dolores' e-mail list for a personal reminder about upcoming story and theatre performances, send your e-mail address to Dolores at dolores@storypower.org

The events listed in yellow below are open to the public.   

APRIL 2018

  • Tuesday, April 24: Starch in Their Petticoats ~ True Stories of Strong Women Who Settled the West. 2 - 3 p.m., Helen Keller Public Library, 511 North Main Street, Tuscumbia, AL. Free. Sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation. 

    They were tough, resourceful, and ready for anything! Storyteller Dolores Hydock brings to life true stories of women of guts and gusto who settled the American West. They were pioneers, homesteaders, pistol-packin' card sharks, entertainers, and "upstairs girls," but they all played a part in putting the shine in the Golden West of the 1800s. Photographs, diary excerpts, letters, and newspaper articles of the day help bring their stories to life.



  • Thursday, April 26: It's the Little Things ~ Five small objects that connect our world with the Dutch Golden Age. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Library in the Forest, 1221 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills, AL. Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Vestavia Hills Public Library. The program is part of the monthly meeting of the Friends of the Library in the Forest. There's coffee and refreshments from 10 - 10:30, then a brief Friends meeting, then the story. All are welcome to attend.

    You could hold them all in the palm of your hand: five little things that not only made the Netherlands the dominant financial powerhouse of 17th-century Europe, but also helped create the world we live in today. Stories about the discoveries, inventions, coincidences, political upheavals, and cultural changes of the 1600s, along with photographs, maps, paintings, and historical records, take us on a journey from the Arctic Sea to Singapore for the remarkable story of five small objects that changed history in unexpected ways -- and helped shape who we are and how we live 500 years later.


  • Friday, April 27: Lost and Found ~ New, true stories about what you find when you're looking for something else. 6:30 - 9 p.m., Homewood Public Library, 1721 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL. 

    You know the feeling: You start out looking for one thing and end up finding something you didn't even know you wanted to find. In these new, true stories (and one old favorite), what's "found" are a couple of important lessons about falling in love and an unexpected -- and hairy! -- new source of life wisdom.

    This is the Homewood Library's annual festive spring story event, so the evening begins with a wonderful light hors d'oeuvres buffet starting at 6:30, with the stories to follow, beginning somewhere around 7:15. Tickets are $30, and reservations are essential so they'll be sure to have enough food for everyone. Reservations are needed by April 25th. Make reservations online by clicking here or visiting the adult services desk at the library.




MAY 2018
 

  • Monday, May 7: It's The Little Things ~ Five small objects that connect our world with the Dutch Golden Age. 9:45 - 10:45 a.m., Muscle Shoals Public Library, 1918 Avalon Avenue, Muscle Shoals, AL. Free. Sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

    You could hold them all in the palm of your hand: five little things that not only made the Netherlands the dominant financial powerhouse of 17th-century Europe, but also helped create the world we live in today. Stories about the discoveries, inventions, coincidences, political upheavals, and cultural changes of the 1600s, along with photographs, maps, paintings, and historical records, take us on a journey from the Arctic Sea to Singapore for the remarkable story of five small objects that changed history in unexpected ways -- and helped shape who we are and how we live 500 years later.



  • Friday - Saturday, May 18 - 19: Shoals Storytelling Festival, Shoals Theater in downtown Florence, AL. Information at ShoalsStorytelling.com


  • Tuesday, May 22: Tony Curtis Speaks Italian and All I Can Say is 'I Love You.' 7 - 8:30 p.m., Hoover Library Theatre. Tickets are $20 through the library. Tickets are $20 and are available after March 27th. Click here for the reservations link.

    Two friends headed off to Europe for a year. Only one came back. A true story of friendship, feeling foreign, and finding your way home. A VW beetle, three French children, a love-struck German, a Viennese dog named Jackie, and the White Cliffs of Dover all show up as part of the strange journey of a friendship that gets derailed for 40 years until it's finally rescued by Google. What if you could meet your 19-year-old self again?



 
JUNE 2018

  • June 7 - June 30: Shirley Valentine. Terrific New Theatre, 2821 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays June 10 and 17 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $25; reservations at 328-0868.

    She always wanted to travel. Now she has her chance. Does she have the courage to go? And if she does, will she have the courage to come back? A brilliantly funny, heartbreakingly joyful story of breaking free and coming home.


  • Tuesday, June 12: Every Picture Tells a Story ~ The Storytelling of Norman Rockwell. 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Adelia M. Russell Public Library, Alexander City, AL. Free and all are welcome. Sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundaton.

    Norman Rockwell didn't just paint pictures; every picture told a story. In this presentation, storyteller Dolores Hydock shares surprising stories from Rockwell's life and career, and gives a behind-the-scenes look at how Rockwell created his one-image stories. Using slide images of his sketches, models, paintings-in-process, and finished work, this program follows the step-by-step creative process Rockwell used in becoming “America’s painter” – and storyteller on canvas.


  • Tuesday, June 12: It's the Little Things ~ Five small objects that connect our world with the Dutch Golden Age. 3 - 4 p.m., Red Ridge UMC, 8091 County Road 34, Dadeville, AL. Free. Sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation and the Friends of the Dadeville Public Library.

    You could hold them all in the palm of your hand: five little things that not only made the Netherlands the dominant financial powerhouse of 17th-century Europe, but also helped create the world we live in today. Stories about the discoveries, inventions, coincidences, political upheavals, and cultural changes of the 1600s, along with photographs, maps, paintings, and historical records, take us on a journey from the Arctic Sea to Singapore for the remarkable story of five small objects that changed history in unexpected ways -- and helped shape who we are and how we live 500 years later.


  • Thursday, June 21: June Buggin'. We Piddle Around Luncheon, Brundidge, AL.

AUGUST 2018

  • August 28 - September 1: Teller-in-Residence, International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, TN. Story concert every day from 2 - 3 p.m. Click here for more information. 




SEPTEMBER 2018

  • Monday, September 10: Stories to start the school year. New Horizons, Alexander City, AL.


  • Sunday, September 16: Story show. Black Box Theatre, 104 Mildred Street, Columbiana, AL. Sponsored by the Shelby County Arts Council. Ticket info and details coming soon.



  • Thursday, Spetember 20: Lost and Found ~ New, true stories about what you find when you're looking for something else. 6 - 7 p.m., Irondale Public Library, 201 20th Street, Irondale, AL. Free. 

    You know the feeling: You start out looking for one thing and end up finding something you didn't even know you wanted to find. In these new, true stories (and one old favorite), what's "found" are an important lesson about falling in love and an unexpected -- and hairy! -- new source of life wisdom.


OCTOBER 2018

  • Saturday, October 20: It Could Happen! St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Vestavia Hills, AL. Lunch in the Fellowship Hall at noon, with the stories to follow. 

  • Saturday, October 27: Asbury UMC Women's Retreat. 

  • Wednesday, March 7: Noon - 1 p.m., Brown Bag Adult Lecture Series, B. B. Comer Library, Sylacauga, AL.

  • Thursday, March 15: 2 - 3 p.m., Childersburg Ladies Book Club, Childersburg, AL. Free. Sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

  • Monday, March 26: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Indian Valley Women's Club, Hoover, AL. Free. Sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

NOVEMBER 2018

  • Wednesday, November 7: Stories for Adult Lecture Series, B. B. Comer Library, Sylacauga, AL. Noon - 1 p.m.


  • Monday, November 12: PEO Chapter B Annual Auction.


  • Friday, November 16: A Christmas Memory. Monroe County Courthouse, Monroeville, AL. Free. Part of Monroeville's Fruitcake Festival. Truman Capote's bittersweet memory of a simpler time and an enduring friendship between a 7-year-old child and his 60-something cousin is brought to vivid life in this tender and touching presentation.


DECEMBER 2018

  • Sunday, December 2: Christmas Tradition. 3 - 4 p.m., Birmingham Public Library, 2100 Park Place, downtown Birmingham. Free.

  • Tuesday, December 4: Stories for Christmas. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Shades Valley Presbyterian Church. Part of the Presbyterian Women's Annual Christmas service. All are welcome to attend. The stories are part of the 10:30 a.m. service and are free. Lunch follows in the Fellowship Hall.

 

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