Storyteller, Carolina Quiroga-Hurtado has been traveling all over Texas telling stories and on Saturday, July 20 she will be visiting the Richardson Public Library for two special events.

Quiroga-Hurtado who was born in Colombia is performing “Stories About Animales,” for ages 3-7 and “A Universe of Fantasias,” which is open for all ages in the Basement Program Room at the Library.  The first event starts at 10:30 a.m. and the second event begins at 2 p.m.

“It is so important for people to learn that stories come from other cultures and these cultures have their own ways, which means they have their own language and their own way to see the world and one way to get them there is including pieces of their language in the stories,” she said.

Quiroga-Hurtado was inspired by her mother, a teacher in a rural community in Colombia for 25 years, to pursue storytelling professionally.  She has visited local libraries, schools and festivals entertaining audiences of all ages.

She has performed in Kansas City, West Virginia, Louisiana, Colorado and will be participating in national storytelling festival in Tennessee later this year.

Quiroga-Hurtado will be at the Richardson Public Library, 900 Civic Center Dr., Saturday, July 20 for two performances, the morning event starts at 10:30 a.m. and the afternoon show is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.

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