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A spidery storytelling opportunity for the elementary set

Tomorrow through next week, the Central Rappahannock Regional Library is offering an opportunity to get your kids acquainted with spiders on a level that doesn’t include freaking out and smooshing them with the bottom of your shoe.

“Come Into My Parlor, Please?” is a chance for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade to hear storyteller Gary Lloyd weave tales about arachnids, including “the truth” about Miss Muffett and a visual transformation into Anansi, the African spider trickster.

To warm up your little reader, check out children’s services coordinator Rebecca Purdy’s recommendations for spider-related books for young readers.

Here are the times and locations for “Come Into My Parlor, Please?” Look for more information on programs like these at CRRL’s website.

Wednesday, July 13, 1 p.m., at Headquarters Library in Fredericksburg and 4 p.m. at Cooper Branch in Colonial Beach.

Thursday, July 14, 1 p.m. at Snow Branch and 3 p.m. at Salem Church Branch in Spotsylvania County.

Wednesday, July 20, 10 a.m. at Porter Branch and 2 p.m. at England Run Branch in Stafford County.