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COURTESY PHOTO - A native of Japan, Kuniko Yamamoto started performing in her hometown of Osaka. Shell be in Banks tonight, April 15. The annual Washington County Cooperative Library Services Art of the Storytelling Festival is in full swing this month.

Tonight, Wednesday, April 15, Kuniko Yamamoto will present Japanese Folk Tales and Myth with Mask at the Banks Public Library from 7 to 8 p.m. The stories portray the culture and moral perspective of Japan.

The program is designed for adults and children, and the audience is encouraged to compare Japanese and American tales, arts and the cultural elements.

Judith Black will read “Esau, My Son” at The Forest Grove City Library at 7 p.m. This program is meant for adults. Black brings to her storytelling a varied background in education, theater and creative writing. Having studied at Wheelock College, she taught for several years before moving to London to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

There’s also a chance to hear some stories at 7 p.m. at the Hillsboro Public Library, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway. Storyteller Sam Payne will share “A Soldier’s Tale: How the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B Survived the War.” The program is for adults.

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