Calling all kids ages 5 and up! Come to the Takoma Park Md. Library on Jan. 14 from 7-8:30 to learn how to make a shadow puppet and then put on a show based on one of Aesop's fables.
Registration is required for this special program, as we have space for only 20 participants. Call 301-891-7259 or email children's/teen librarian Karen MacPherson at email@example.com.
Daniel Barash of the Silver Spring-based Shadow Puppet Workshop will lead our program. Daniel will open the program by putting on a short demonstration of shadow puppetry, an art form in which shadows are cast on a lit screen to tell a story. Then he'll work with kids ages 5 and older to help them make their own shadow puppets. Once the puppets have been created, the kids will use them to put on a show focused on one of Aesop's fables.
Because the kids will be working with scissors and doing some complicated cutting, we ask that all participants in this part of the program be ages 5 and up. But we will welcome people of all ages to come for the final performance, which will take place around 8:15, once the kids have finished creating their puppets and then had a chance to practice with them.
Posted by The Bee at January 2, 2008 11:51 AM