Some of our most well attended programs here at the library have been puppet shows. I wonder why that is. Is it because many of us baby boomers recall the magic of TV shows featuring puppets (and there were many)?
Kukla, Fran and Ollie
The Shari Lewis Show,
Paul Winchell and his dummy Jerry Mahoney and more recently
And now you rarely see puppets anymore. But don't despair. Saturday, April 4th, at 1pm, Jean Mattson, formerly of the Seattle Puppetory Theater, will be presenting a free program titled Puppets, Puppets, Puppets as part of our Saturdays@the Library, "There's Always Something Going On! series. For over 25 years, Jean Mattson has been bringing the magic of puppetry to audiences of all ages. The Seattle Puppetory Theater has performed in many parts of the world including Japan, Spain, Pakistan and Mexico as well as the United States and Canada. During this time she has collected a closet-full of puppets of all kinds -- hand puppets, shadow puppets, marionettes, rod puppets, etc. and she will be sharing her puppets and the magic of puppetry during her program. These program is made possible by the generous support of the Mountlake Terrace Friends of the Library. So in these difficult economic times, here is an opportunity to share the joy of puppetry with your children or just come and reminisce. There is currently a lovely puppet display in our lobby and for more information on puppets Click Here