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      September 23, 2019

      Monday   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

      950 Main Street
      Dallas, Oregon 97338

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      Life is the Treasure - Alton Chung -Okinawan WWII Stories

      The 5th annual Dallas Storyteller Festival, “It’s Raining Stories,” kicks off with master storyteller Alton Chung on Tuesday, September 24 at 7:00 PM in the Dallas Library. Alton’s theme is “Life is the Treasure” Okinawan World War II stories. These stories were collected from the Okinawan community in Hawaii and talk about the War from the perspective of the other side. HIMEYURI are the Okinawan high school girls who were pressed into the Japanese Army just before the Battle of Okinawa. For three months they tend the wounded and 5 days before the end of the Battle, they were kicked out of the caves and 2/3 are killed by the Americans in the crossfire. The story is told through the eyes of a Japanese soldier. PIGS FROM THE SEA is the story of how the people from Hawaii learn of the devastation of the Battle of Okinawa and buy pigs in Omaha, NE. They then ship them from Omaha to Portland, OR to Okinawa to help the people after the War. Alton weaves his own research, interviews, and visits to Okinawa into his masterful telling of these fascinating stories. These stories are for adults and mature teens. This free program is hosted by The Dallas Public Library and funded by the Oregon Community Foundation and the Friends of the Dallas Library. For more information, you can contact the Dallas Library at 503-623-2633 or visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/dallaslibraryoregon.

      Cost: Free - Alton Chung

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