Imagine you are on the wing of a great owl swooping over the southern Berkshires. You swing down near a tiny hamlet nestled in the rolling hills. You fly past the Great Mountain Forest, gliding above Toby Pond. You spot the steeples of the churches and the vivid green of Infinity Hall. You see the Norfolk Library with its regal turret. Sweeping down, you sense energy and movement. Coming closer, you peep into the window and see puppets and people of all ages smiling and laughing. You land on the lamppost and notice a poster below. Peering a bit closer, you can read it… “The very first Greenwoods Puppet Festival, Norfolk Library, September 13 – 15, 2019. All are welcome.”
Circle the dates and tell your family and friends to visit for an autumnal weekend full of theatrics, creativity, and magic! A variety of puppet shows for children and adults has been scheduled, presented by puppeteers who have won recognition by the Jim Henson Foundation. Please register for each puppet show you plan to attend:
Friday, Sept. 13
8:00 p.m.: Jana Zeller and Spybird Theater, “Puppet Crimes” (ages 16+). Register here.
Saturday, Sept. 14
11:00 a.m.: Sarah Nolen, “The Fairy Tailor”. Register here.
3:30 p.m.: The Gottabees, “Lollipops for Breakfast”. Register here.
6:00 p.m.: “Moth Jamboree” (ages 13+). Register here.
Sunday, Sept. 15
1:00 p.m.: Madison J. Cripps Marionettes, “Slice of Crazy Pie”. Register here.
3:30 p.m.: Alex and Olmsted, “Milo, the Magnificent”. Register here.
Saturday and Sunday afternoons: Mortal Beasts and Deities “The Raven” will be roaming the grounds.
We are very grateful to our sponsors for their support: Battell Arts Foundation, Norfolk Connecticut Children’s Foundation, Norfolk Library Associates, and the Town of Norfolk.
During the school year, special programs are scheduled on the last Wednesday of the month at 3:30 pm. Children will need a note to be dropped off by the school bus. We really appreciate knowing in advance how many children will be attending, so please register by calling 860-542-5075 at least four days before the program. Refreshments are provided. Thank you!
A reading club open to students in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades, Page-turners meet once a month on Sunday or Friday afternoons. Please contact Eileen Fitzgibbons if your child would like to join the book discussion group.