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Storytelling is the oldest form of education- our heritage has been passed down generation- to-generation. Most of us have family stories that go back over one hundred years. Today, many of our stories are tweeted or posted on Facebook, which makes returning to storytelling an exciting and engaging way to communicate, educate, and entertain. For retired individuals, storytelling provides an excellent way to stimulate the mind, which helps keep memories sharp. It is an entertaining, cost-effective and educational way to communicate with children, grandchildren and friends. This three-week course offered by the Delray Beach Public Library’s Lifelong Learning Community Institute entitled: “Tell Me A Story: Storytelling for Parents, Grandparents & Others” covers the history of storytelling, a description of different storytelling types, effective use of your voice, and offers storytelling games that are fun and educational. Students will be given the opportunity to tell stories during class sessions. Classes meet on Tuesdays, July 9, 16, & 23 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. The cost is $45 for all 3 sessions or $20 for a one-class Guest Pass. This class is taught by Dr. Caren Neile who is an accomplished storyteller and has performed, lectured, published and produced storytelling events across the globe. She is the former chair of the national Storytelling Network and co-hosts the Public Storyteller on Public Radio WLRN- 91.3 FM. She has taught storytelling studies for over a decade at Florida Atlantic University. For further information call 561-266-9490 or visit www.delraylibrary.org. Sign up today and start telling stories!