Kari Tauring Story Hours
1601 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis 55407
Phone (612) 729-9333
Every other Tuesday, October to December, 10 – 11am.
Nordic roots musician, story teller and rune scholar Kari Tauring brings Nordic seasonal stories to life for families, transmitting history, culture, and language. Children enjoy the story hour in the here and now, while parents and grandparents remember old favorites and learn new tales, songs, and games continuing old family traditions into the future.
Oct. 22 – The Wild Hunt - each Nordic country copes with the coming darkness through stories, songs, and games about the Wild Hunt time of year. From Germany to Iceland, hear the old stories (and a few new ones) about this tricky time of year.
Nov 5 –The Norse Horse – horses changed Northlands forever. From fjord ponies to Dala horses to Valkyrie steeds, Ehwaz (the Rune for Horse) has a deep root in Nordic culture.
Nov 19 – The Nine Worlds – there are creatures in the roots, trunk, and leaves of the world tree. Come learn their Old Norse names for the eagle, the snake, and the squirrel. We will make paper plate puppets for all three!
Dec 3 – Jultide! – getting ready for Winter Solstice includes finishing the spinning, cleaning the house, and cooking the special treats. We do all of these chores while practicing the songs and re-telling the stories of Frau Holda, Thor’s Jul Goat, and don’t forget about the Nisse!
Kari’s book, “The Runes: A Human Journey” and new recording “Nykken and Bear” are also available at Ingebretsen’s Scandinavain Food and Gifts!