- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
Everyone loves puppet shows! Join us for a fun one on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 3:00 PM in the Children's Room of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. The Luce Puppet Company will be presenting "The Splashy Sea Saga of Sailor Sam." We'll be sailing the Seven Seas with Sailor Sam and his little pal Salty as they search for adventure and treasure. We will meet mythical creatures along the way: a giant squid, a dangerous bunny, a fearsome dragon-roc, and a rather unusual mermaid. It will be a rollicking romp that everyone will enjoy. Don't miss it!
This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.
Are you looking for a FREE holiday program that your children will enjoy? Well the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library's Children Room will be the place to be on Saturday, December 15 at 4:00 PM! The amazing Fratello Marionettes return with their fantastic "The North Pole Review!"
Children of all ages love puppets but they will be truly mesmorized by these marionettes and their performance. The "North Pole Review" showcases the high kicking antics of the Russian Trepak Dancers, the graceful skating of Crystal Chandelier, those dazzling acrobatic penquins and more! Don't miss out on the fun! Here's a little taste of the Fratello Marionettes performing a different show, but seeing the show live is so much better! Enjoy!
The Children's Room of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library is the place to be on Saturday afternoons in July. We'll be having puppets and music programs as part of our Summer Reading Celebration! All of our programs are sponsored by the wonderful Friends of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library and are FREE!
Here's what's on the agenda for July:
July 7th, 2012: Puppetry Workshop for Kids @ 3:00PM ~ Children love puppets so what could be more fun than actually making one to bring home! In this workshop children will make their own unique puppets and then learn how to give them life and character through voice and movement. This program is best for school age children. Please arrive early since seating is limited.
July 14th, 2012: Punch and Judy Show @ 3:00PM ~ Come meet Mr. Punch and his wife Judy in this traditional Punch and Judy Show. The first Punch and Judy shows appeared in the 16th century and the antics of these 2 characters still continue. Come join the fun; a wonderful program for the entire family.
July 21st, 2012: Multicultural Music from Around the World @ 4:00PM ~ Let's take a journey around the world through music. Don and Shane will bring you music and instruments from all over the world for a truly hands-on experience and lots of fun too!
July 28th, 2012: Bingo Schmingo @ 4:00PM ~ More music and more audience participation with Bingo Schmingo; and with a name like that you know it will be lots of fun too! You'll leave the library singing!
Meet Simpkin, Barnaby, Gwenny, Charlie, Elizabeth and Honey! These cute critters recently visited the King Library Children's Room to star in their first video.
They meet the librarian, Ms. Violetta, and learn how kids can get a library card and use it responsibly. Ms. Violetta introduces them to the many services the library has to offer: like books and videos to check out, story times, events, homework help, and much more!
Stay away from that fish, Simpkin!
Enjoy a delightful puppet show based on multi-cultural folk legends, fables and stories on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm in the Edenvale Branch Library Community Room. Local artist Edgar Zancudo Sanchez will entertain the entire family with his interactive show. This event is made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Edenvale Branch Library.
Learn about this traditional form of Chinese puppetry in a program presented by the San Jose-Tainan Sister City Association. The Art of Taiwanese Glove Puppets will be at the King Library on Saturday November 19 at 3 pm. The program will include a short educational video followed by a chance to practice this art form with hands-on-experience. For more about this type of puppetry check out this video from culture.tw - the Taiwan Culture Portal.