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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Keeper of the Stories

Jan 27, 2019 12:00AM

Some kids may find the topic of history rather dry. But storyteller Kirk Waller aims to make it fun as he tells tales and sings songs that illustrate African-American history and culture.  In honor of Black History Month, Waller, who won the Parent’s Choice Foundation GOLD award for his latest CD, But Why? Stories, Music and Songs, will be performing his unique mix of spoken word, rhythm, music, and movement at several area libraries. Kids ages 5 and up can see it on February 2 at 11 a.m. at Sonoma Valley Regional Library in Sonoma; February 8 at 11 a.m. at Cloverdale Regional Library in Cloverdale; February 9 at 11 a.m. at Guerneville Regional Library in Guerneville and 2 p.m. at Northwest Santa Rosa Library in Santa Rosa; and on February 23 at 11 a.m. at Sebastopol Regional Library in Sebastopol and 4 p.m. at Windsor Regional Library in Windsor. Meanwhile, Rincon Valley Regional Library in Santa Rosa will host a short-film series for ages 5 and up. See Garrett’s Gift, Dancing in the Light: Janet Collins Story; and Journey of Henry “Box” Brown on February 6, 6–8 p.m. The films will also be screened at other Sonoma County libraries throughout the month. See for branches, dates, and times.