IN a change from the usual lectures and talks, Rawdon Community Library will be welcoming storyteller Ruth Steinberg at 2pm on Tuesday, February 14.

A library spokesperson said: "In her intriguingly titled performance, ‘A Flower is Not a Rat’, Ruth tells a weave of Jewish stories using music and song, poetry, clowning and all the related arts of storytelling, to show us the world we thought we knew from new angles.

"From the humour of ‘wise fool’ stories from Chelm, through jokes and myths, to the closely observed details of her own personal story. Ruth grew up in the North East of England in the post-war years; her husband, Len, was born in Poland in 1937 – as she says ‘an interesting time and place for a little Jewish boy to be born”.

"And if you want to know what ‘A Flower is Not a Rat’ means, come along and find out!

"Previous audiences have spoken enthusiastically about Ruth’s heart-warming, intimate and thought-provoking performance. Library volunteers who have seen her before concur!"

Ruth is accompanied by Terry Simpson on guitar. Tickets are £5 (£3 students), which includes refreshments.