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Jan 15

Take Your Child to the Library Day!

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Take Your Child to the Library Day falls on the first Saturday in February. This year, its third annual celebration will be on Saturday, February 1st and we will be participating for the first time. The event shows children that libraries are fun, exciting places and fosters a lifelong love of reading. We will be joining in the celebration with events from 10am to 2pm on that Saturday, February 1st.

The highlights of the day will be a puppet show by Rhu McBee of Sesquipedalia Puppet Productions at 10:30am and a puppetry workshop at 12pm. You can come spend the entire day with us, or drop in as your schedule permits.

Rhu McBee with puppets

Rhu McBee with puppets

Sesquipedalia Puppet Productions was founded in 1973 by Burrett and Rhu McBee. The company is composed of 45 puppets, designed and built by Rhu, and has performed in 15 states, from Utah, to Florida to Maine! The performance at the library will be a medley of children’s stories.

Rhu, who has her Master’s in Integrated Arts Education from PSU, will also conduct a puppet workshop, in which children will make, and perform with, simple rod puppets. Rhu encourages re-use of materials in making puppets. She emphasizes that puppets are a means of communication, not just crafted objects, so she spends about half of the hour of the workshop on teaching basic puppetry performance skills.

If you would like further information about this event, contact the library at (603)-286-8288 or splnhpc@gmail.com For specific inquiries about Sesquipedalia Puppet Productions, email bemcbee@plymouth.edu. We hope to see you here!

 

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