Zaraawar Mistry and Greg Herriges will appear at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Brainerd Public Library for the children's storytelling program.

Mistry will features stories from India, as Herriges accompanies him with music. This program includes popular Indian stories about Emperor Akbar and his wise advisor Birbal and historical references and fun riddles. It is an ideal program for elementary school age children ages 5 and up.

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Mistry, co-founder and director of Dreamland Arts, has performed with the Children's Theater Company, the Guthrie Theater, Mixed Blood Theater and Ragamala Dance. He was an associate artistic director at Theater Mu and is currently a co-director of Dreamland Arts, a 40-seat theater attached to his home in St. Paul. His goal is to inspire children to understand and appreciate different cultures through entertaining and educational stories, according to a news release.

This free Kitchigami Regional Library Legacy Program is funded in part or in whole with money

from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota's arts and cultural heritage.