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We Tell Stories Summer Series at the Culver City Julian Dixon Library

Post Date:06/05/2017

 We Tell Stories’ Theatrical Summer Residency
Culver City Julian Dixon Library
Every Wednesday from June 21st – August 2nd

We Tell Stories, LA’s acclaimed children’s storytelling theatre company, celebrates the County of Los Angeles Public Library’s Summer Discovery Program, “Reading by Design” with 7 different performances reflecting the folklore of various countries and cultures at the Culver City Julian Dixon Library. Shows are interactive, multicultural, and educational, blending laughter and literacy together for fun-filled afternoons for parents and children alike.

The Culver City Julian Dixon Library is located at 4975 Overland Avenue, Culver City 90230. Performances take place in the Meeting Room every Wednesday at 2:00 pm from June 21st through August 2nd and are 45-minutes long.  Admission is free.  

 “Reading by Design” Performance Schedule

    • Wednesday, June 28 at 2 pm:
      Design of the Earth” Stories from ancient cultures about our relationship to the Earth.         

    • Wednesday, July 5 at 2 pm:
      “Eastern Design” Stories from China, Japan, and India.

    • Wednesday, July 12 at 2 pm:
      “Poetic Design” Looking at poetry through the eyes of Lewis Carroll, E. E. Cummings, and Margaret Mahy.

    • Wednesday, July 19 at 2 pm:
      “What is Your Design” Stories of self-esteem from Mexico, Iran, and Africa.

    • Wednesday, July 26 at 2 pm:
      “Design of La Familia” Folktales about the family from south of the border.

    • Wednesday, August 2 at 2 pm:
      “From Africa by Design” African and African American folktales.


    In unique We Tell Stories fashion, actors unfurl imaginative costumes and props from an old steamer trunk and the fun begins. Audience members participate from their seats, and then join actors on stage to play integral parts in each performance. Parents and kids delight in this family activity that is both entertaining and culturally enriching.

    With a repertoire of twelve "trunk shows," WTS brings classic literature and folk tales to life in classrooms, theatres, schools, museums, festivals, special events, and libraries. We Tell Stories’ goals are to inspire creativity, enhance literacy, cultivate intercultural awareness and harmony, and spark a love of the theatre and spoken word. Since 1981, WTS has been promoting arts education in schools throughout the Southland with assembly programs, and student & professional development workshops.

    These performances are made possible in part by a Culver City Performing Arts Grant with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment. The Culver City Julian Dixon Library is part of the County of Los Angeles Public Library: Please visit our website

    for additional information or email library staff at


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