KEENE ~ Story of Summer Storytime presented by Harris Center, The Thing in Spring, & Toadstool Bookshop

Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 11:00am

Co-Sponsered by The Harries Center,

The Thing in Spring & Toadstool Bookshop

Story of Summer

w/ MARY Desosiers

& Susie Spikol

Sunday, May 21st at 11am


Join Smithsonian Folkways master musician Mary Desrosiers and storyspinner and naturalist Susie Spikol for songs and stories of warmer days. Let your imagination run wild and lift your voices to help sing in the Story of Summer. For children of all ages, and believers in fairy tales and magic.

Mary DesRosiers is a New Hampshire native who has been calling traditional American dances for over thirty years. She has taught the contra and square dances and singing games of New England to audiences of all ages in town halls, schools, and at music festivals around the country. Mary makes learning the old-time dance steps easy and fun, and adds humor and a touch of historical context to every performance. She is dedicated to preserving the heritage of old-time music and dancing for all to share.

Mary also offers programs in some of the ritual dances of England, including longsword, morris, garland, and the Abbot's Bromley horn dance. She has taught the Christmas Mummers Play with its song and dance elements, and is available for holiday residencies.

SUSIE SPIKOL is a naturalist at the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock, New Hampshire. A lifelong animal lover, Susie now helps people of all ages connect with the natural world. To read more of her writings and find out what animal adventures she's up to now, visit her website

Co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education, The Thing in the Spring, and the Toadstool Bookshop.

Event address: 
12 Emerald St.
Keene, NH 03431