Story Squad gave an introductory storytelling workshop to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Library (CMPL) staff this week. We had 20 attendees from youth and adult services who spent the afternoon exploring how to find, learn, and perform folktales from around the world. We discussed performance anxiety, audience participation, the use of props, and various ways of visualizing stories so that they maintain an improvisational quality, even after multiple retellings. What a great group of storytellers work at CMPL! Thanks for having us down to be part of this.