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

Items below in gold are open to the public.


Tuesday, September 21: It's the Little Things ~ Five small objects that connect us to the Dutch Golden Age.
 2 - 3 p.m., Anniston Public Library, 108 East 10th Street, Anniston, AL. Free; sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Alliance.

What does the Dutch Golden Age have to do with you?? A lot!! 

You could hold them all in the palm of your hand: five little things from 400 years ago that helped shape the world we live in today. Think we invented wearable technology and the selfie in the 21st century? Think again! Those things -- and many other things we think we invented were part of life hundreds of years ago. Come take a journey from the Arctic Sea to Singapore through the story of five tiny things that changed history in a big way.


Friday, October 1 through Sunday, October 3: National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, TN. This year's festival is virtual, with storytelling available online. Ticket info and other details at storytellingcenter.net 


Tuesday, November 2: Private event.

Wednesday, November 3: Pedaling Hard on the Cycle of Life. Noon - 1 p.m., B. B. Comer Memorial Library, 314 N. Broadway Ave., Sylacaugam, AL. Free. Part of the library's Adult Brown Bag Lecture Series. For info, call the library at 256-249-0961.

Whether it's diet fads, technology trends, or seeing your mother's face in the mirror, the truth is that what goes around, comes around, and everything old is new again. Join us for some funny, affectionate, and mostly true stories about the cycle of life that keeps us all pedaling as hard as we can.

Tuesday, November 9: Western Civilization. Master Gardeners Graduation Dinner.

Wednesday, November 10: Private event.

November 13: A Sweet Strangeness Thrills My Heart: The Journals of Sallie Independence Foster, 1861 - 1887.
Monroe County Heritage Museum, 31 North Alabama Avenue, Monroeville, AL. Fundraiser for the Museum. Ticket info and other details TBA.

Sallie Independence Foster was 12 years old and living in Florence, Alabama in 1861 when the War Between the States began. She kept a diary at the time, and she kept on keeping a diary for another 26 years. Her journals give a funny, touching, and uniquely personal look at a world of innocence colliding with the reality of war. Then, when the war ends, we see how Sallie – like thousands of others – began to create a new life in a radically changed world. Using the archived materials of Sallie's journals, letters, and historical photographs, storyteller Dolores Hydock vividly blends the modern experience of discovering and exploring this 150-year-old treasure with Sallie's experience of navigating a world turned upside-down.


Saturday, December 4: Christmas stories. Christmas brunch and stories sponsored by the Sheffield Public Library, Sheffield, AL. Ticket info TBA. 

Tuesday, December 7: Christmas stories. 2 - 3 p.m., Anniston Public Library, 108 East 10th Street, Anniston, AL. Free. 

Friday, December 10: Jingle All the Way ~ Stories and songs of the season with the music of Bobby Horton. 6:30 - 9 p.m. Homewood Public Library, 1721 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL. Ticket info TBA.

Monday, December 13: Christmas stories. 6:30 - 7:15 p.m., Albert Scott Memorial Library, Alabaster, AL. Free.

Sunday, December 19: Christmas stories. 10 - 10:45 a.m., Independent Presbyterian Church Highland Hall, 3116 Highland Avenue, Birmingham. The story program is free and all are welcome to attend.