Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Puppet Art Theatre: Jack and the Beanstalk at the Library

I love seeing traditional tales come to life with puppets! Santa Clara City Library not only has movies with puppets (Jim Henson production, The Muppets, and Sesame Street), but we also have on special occasions a live puppet presentation. Kids ages 3 and up were invited to a FREE live puppet performance on December 3rd by the Puppet Art Theatre Company. The Puppet Art Theatre Co. presented their own holiday-style version of “Jack and the Beanstalk” which kids and parents enjoyed. The show was very funny, and the puppets engaged the audience with lots of questions. The puppeteer even showed us some sound effects, tricks, and what supplies she used to make the puppets. When asked what was your favorite part of the show, one boy replied, "when they fall down!"

Join us for more kids’ events by checking out our calendar. Remember, all kids programs, storytimes, and events are FREE at the Santa Clara City Library.

posted by ~gm

Monday, December 9, 2013

Beautiful Delicious Bread at the Library

      Yesterday Breadmaking for Beginners continued the Sustainable U events at Santa Clara City Library.  Angela Ocana taught more than 50 people how to make their own artisan bread based on recipes from Tartine Bread by Chad Robertson.  Here are photos of two versions of the bread baked at home following the class.

posted by mb