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Pequot Library to host storyteller

Published 7:03 pm, Thursday, November 1, 2012
  • Pequot Library will host storyteller Tom Lee presenting "The Brothers Grimm" on Saturday, Nov. 10. Photo: Contributed Photo
    Pequot Library will host storyteller Tom Lee presenting "The Brothers Grimm" on Saturday, Nov. 10. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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Pequot Library will host storyteller Tom Lee presenting "The Brothers Grimm" from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the library, 720 Pequot Ave.

The program for families and adults will include a fire glowing in the Reading Room as Lee tells fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm, first published in 1812. No registration is required.

Lee became interested in the Grimm stories during a summer in Scotland while living in London after college, struggling to translate them from German. Back in London, while training in classical theater, Lee began to perform the stories for a variety of audiences, according to a release.

2012 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of "Grimm's Fairy Tales," by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, first published in Germany.

With its special collections, the library will display its own rare book, "The Tale by the Brothers Grimm of the Seven Ravens and the Devoted Sister," illustrated by Prof. Moritz von Shwind, and published in English in 1865. At the time of publication, the original illustrated prints belonged to the Gallery of His Royal Highness the Grand-Duke of Weimar in Germany, the release states.

Visit www.pequotlibrary.org or call 203-259-0346 ext. 15, for information.