Author and artist David Titus will share the art of storytelling and string figures at hometown libraries in Pottawatomie County this summer.


Author and artist David Titus will share the art of storytelling and string figures at hometown libraries in Pottawatomie County this summer.
His performance, “The String Man,” is presented as part of the Pioneer Library System’s 2009 summer reading program for children called “Be Creative at Your Library.”
Titus will appear at the Shawnee Public Library 2 p.m. June 2. He will perform at the McLoud Public Library, inside the American Legion Hall at 11 a.m. June 25 and at the Tecumseh Public Library, 114 N. Broadway, 2 p.m. June 25.
With a piece of string and the thread of a story, Titus captures audiences young and old. He illustrates his fascinating tales of travel and life with string figures, and then teaches his young audiences how to create string art of their own.
Titus has entertained children and adults in libraries, schools, churches and at conferences and festivals since 1968. He has entertained audiences across six continents.
“Storytelling is like eating,” Titus wrote on his Web site. “I don’t eat because I want a healthy body or to consume vitamins. I eat because I’m hungry. I tell stories because my soul needs to.”
For more information about summer programs for children, or teens and adults, visit the Pioneer Web site at www.pioneer.lib.ok.us.