You (yes YOU!) are invited to public performances for children and families.

Professional performers present multicultural folktales utilizing a variety of performance art skills. The stories are not merely told, but flipped and activated with some help from the audience.

What can you expect? Non-stop action, a grown woman squeezing through a tennis racket, audience participation, music, American Sign Language, quick costume changes and witty comedy that will tickle the funny bone. Entertaining for the stroller set to grandparents and all ages in between. Presented before what is rumored to be the world's largest picture book.

Kids come 30 minutes early for a chance to be in the show (Limited to the first 12 volunteers age 6 and up)

Thanks to local libraries and other organizations some performances are free and open to the public. They are marked as such.

Tour Schedule current as of 7/16/17

July 2017

day date time venue city state Open to Public Stories
Thursday 7/6 10:00 Richland Branch Library, 299 S. Wilmington Street Richlands NC YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Shadow Builders & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Friday 7/7 10:00 Sneads Ferry Library, 1330 Highway 210 Sneads Ferry NC YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Friday 7/7 2:00 Swansboro Branch Library, 1460 West Corbett Avenue Swansboro NC YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Shadow Builders & ??
Saturday 7/8 2:00 Onslow County Main Library, 58 Doris Avenue East Jacksonville NC YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Shadow Builders & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Monday 7/10 11:00 and 6:30 High Point Library, 901 South Main Street High Point NC YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday 7/12 10:30 Pulaski County Library, 60 3rd St NW Puluaski VA YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Anansi and the Story Box
Thursday 7/13 11:00 Pender County Hampstead Branch Library Hampstead NC YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Anansi and the Story Box
Thursday 7/13 2:00 Pender County Burgaw Branch Library Burgaw NC YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Anansi and the Story Box
Monday 7/17 10:30 Gayton Library, 10600 Gayton Rd. Henrico VA YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Monday 7/17 2:30 Libbie Mill Library, 2100 Libbie Lake East St. Henrico VA YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Monday 7/17 6:30 Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr. Richmond VA YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Tuesday 7/18 10:30 North Park Library, 8508 Franconia Rd. Henrico VA YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Tuesday 7/18 2:30 Twin Hickory Library, 4060 Innslake Dr Glen Allen VA YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Tuesday 7/18 6:30 Glen Allen Library, 10501 Staples Mill Rd. Glen Allen VA YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Wednesday 7/19 10:30 Sandston Library, 23 E. Williamsburg Rd. Sandston VA YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Wednesday 7/19 2:30 Fairfield Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Avenue Henrico VA YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Wednesday 7/19 6:30 Varina Library, 1875 New Market Rd. Henrico VA YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Wednesday 7/26 10:00 St. Albans Branch Library, 602 4th Street
St. Albans WV YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Wednesday 7/26 2:00 Sissonville Branch Library, 1 Tinney Lane Charleston WV YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday 7/26 6:00 Main Library 123 Capitol Street Charleston WV YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Thursday 7/27 10:00 Dunbar Branch Library, 301 12th Street Mall Dunbar WV YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Thursday 7/27 2:00 @Elk Elementary School,
3320 Pennsylvania Ave (hosted by the Elk Valley Library)
Charleston WV YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Thursday 7/27 6:00 Riverside Public LIbrary, 1 Warrior Way, Suite 104 Belle WV YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Three Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter

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"It is always a fabulously fun event for the kids and I appreciate your enthusiasm and unfailing energy." ~Leslie Anstedt, Youth Services Director, Jacksonville, Illinois

August 2017

daydatetimevenuecitystateOpen to PublicStories
Tuesday8/110:30North Wilmington LibraryNorth WilmingtonDEYES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Wednesday8/210:00Wilmington LibraryWilmingtonDE YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & audience choice
Thursday 8/3 10:00 Snyder County Library - Gelnett Selinsgrove PA YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Thursday 8/3 2:00 Beavertown Library Beavertown PA YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Friday 8/4 10:30 James V Brown Library Williamsport PA YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Three Little Pigs & The Shadow Builders
Wednesday 8/9 6:00 Abbott Library, 11 Soonipi Circle Sunapee NH YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Saturday 8/12 10:30 Eldridge Library, 564 Main St Chatham MA YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Three Little Pigs & Anansi and the Story Box
Monday 8/14 10:00 South Norwalk, 10 Washington South Norwalk CT YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Three Little Pigs & The Shadow Builders
Wednesday8/166:00Blackstone Public Library, 86 Main StreetBlackstoneMA YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & The Shadow Builders
Thursday8/172:00 Thayer Public Library, 798 Washington (sponsored in part by Braintree Cultural Council grant) BraintreeMA YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Wednesday 8/23 7:00 Wellesley Library, 530 Washington Wellesley MA YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Anansi and the Story Box & The Shadow Builders

September 2017

daydatetimevenuecitystateOpen to PublicStories
Thursday 9/21 tba Beth El Synagogue Center New Rochelle NY no Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale two stories to welcome Rosh Hashana

November 2017

daydatetimevenuecitystateOpen to PublicStories
Monday 11/6 3:00 Byram Shubert, 21 Mead Ave Greenwich CT YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale two stories

January 2018

daydatetimevenuecitystateOpen to PublicStories
Friday1/5 10:00 Preschool Myrtle Beach SC no Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale Three Little Pigs & Anansi and the Story Box

March 2018

daydatetimevenuecitystateOpen to PublicStories
Wednesday 3/710:00 Preschool Irvine CA no Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale Three LIttle Pigs & Anansi and the Story Box

April 2018

day date time venue city state Open to Public Stories
Wednesday 4/4 tba school San Jose CA no Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale
Thursday 4/5 tba school San Jose CA no Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale
Wed or Thrs 4/4-5 tba Rose Garden Library San Jose CA YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale - check back for date and time

June 2018

day date time venue city state Open to Public Stories
Saturday 6/16 10:30 Donald W. Reynolds Library, 300 Library Hill Mountain Home AR YES Tuneful Tales
Tuesday 6/19 2:00 Lawrence County Library, 115 West Walnut Walnut Ridge AR YES Tuneful Tales
Wednesday 6/217 10:30 Woodruff County Library, 201 Mulberry Augusta AR YES Tuneful Tales