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Biography 0f the Performer

Beth Heggeness

Reno, Nevada
bheggeness@washoe.k12.nv.us


 INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION

 I grew up in Ohio and Nevada is now my second home. My husband, John, and I have lived here since 1978, which makes us almost natives! My two children, Erik and Kelsey, are college students, and we have two psycho cats. (Both adopted strays, which makes them adorable and crazy!) I have been a school librarian for 22 years, currently at a middle school.


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

M.S. Candidate School of Library and Information Science
Candidate Graduate Academic Certificate in Youth Services in Libraries
Candidate Graduate Academic Certificate in Storytelling                                    
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences

B.A. Major in Spanish, Honors in Spanish
Miami University
Oxford, Ohio
College of Arts and Science


STORYTELLING INTERESTS

 My life as a storyteller began when, as a child, I discovered the colorful fairytale books of Andrew Lang on the shelves of the village library where I lived. I'm still reading all the fairytales I can get my hands on! As a young teen, the best Christmas gift ever of a baritone ukulele and learning to play piano fired up a desire to collect all the folk songs and ballads I could sing and play. In addition to fairytales and folksongs, I enjoy telling stories about my own life and family.


MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

 I still take piano lessons and I love music of all kinds. Spending leisure time outdoors hiking, camping, or just quietly reading is something I really enjoy. I like flower gardening, growing fresh tomatoes, feeding the birds, and living with joy in my heart!

 "Without love and laughter, there is no joy . . .
Live among love and laughter."

-- Horace



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