Next year Mabin will have a resident storyteller on Friday mornings. Dan Yashinsky is a storyteller, writer, and teacher. He founded 1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling in l978, which turned into the world’s longest-running storytelling series. He has been a storyteller-in-residence at Toronto Public Library, Queen’s University Education Department, UNICEF Canada, The Stop Community Food Centre, Institute for Child Study, and Baycrest Health Sciences. In l999 he received the Jane Jacobs Prize for his work with storytelling in the community.