Community Table: a Storytelling and Local Food Festival

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Community Table: a Storytelling and Local Food Festival

The Des Moines Public Library is excited to invite you to participate in the inaugural Community Table: Storytelling & Local Food Festival on Saturday, October 8 from 10 AM to 6 PM. This new community festival, hosted by Franklin Avenue Library, will feature acclaimed national storytellers performing for adults at Northwest Community Center, Franklin Junior High, and Franklin Avenue Library. There will also be children’s stories, activities, crafts, and more at Tower Park, plus local food and vendors at Franklin Junior High. The Glenwood Cemetery will then be the backdrop for a special “scary stories” event in the evening.

We hope you will spend the day with us around imaginary tables, listening to a diverse group of tellers sharing legends, folk tales, myths, and fables. You can also enjoy a varied food landscape in a Farmers Market-like atmosphere outside, where you can purchase ready-made food as well as ingredients to use later.

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