Tyler Irvin, Regional Librarian
| This morning I had the opportunity to see Rochester-based storyteller Kevin Strauss perform at Pine Island Public Schools. He presented his program MinneStories to an attentive 6th Grade audience as part of SELCO's Vetted Programs offerings. The presentation detailed a wide variety of folktales from the different eras and immigrant groups of Minnesota. He started out with tales of Ojibwe and then moved into the French fur traders with lots of detail given to their lives and the song "Aloutte." Other immigrant groups included the English, Scandinavian, and Latin Americans. He also covered Minnesota history such as the Dakota Indian War, the Jesse James bank robbery in Northfield, and the creation of Fort Snelling. Overall, a very entertaining and educational program!
For more photos of this program be sure to check out the SELCO Flickr set.