Hampstead Stage Company: American Folktales & Songs

Friday, June 15 › 2-3 p.m.

Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

At the height of the Great Depression two traveling workers find themselves sharing the same camp one frigid night. Alone and without work, they find comfort in the mutual discovery of traditional American folk songs and tall tales. Join Hampstead Stage Company actors on a great adventure as we travel from sea to shining sea discovering great American legends. When times are tough, what keeps you going?

For child care groups with ages 5 and older.

Registration: Begins Tuesday, May 29.

Parasol Puppets Presents CIRCUS

Thursday, July 19 › 10:30-11 a.m.

Columbia Public Library, Children’s Program Room

Puppeteer Peter Allen will use his colorful hand puppets to show you all of the thrills of the circus. The Ringmaster will introduce you to your favorite circus characters including a clown, a very timid lion, and Madame Gertrude and her trained snakes. You will be asked to cheer, applaud and help the puppet characters perform their circus acts. Peter has been performing as a puppeteer and actor for 50 years. Born in England, he began doing puppet shows at the tender age of eight. Since then, he's performed in England, Scotland, Germany, Canada and the USA.

This show is especially for child care groups. All ages.

Registration: Begins Tuesday, July 3.

Thad Beach & the Musical Chair

Tuesday, July 24 › 10:30-11 a.m.

Columbia Public Library, Children’s Program Room

How does a common chair become a musical accompaniment to Thad Beach's original songs and traditional tunes? Come watch Thad turn everyday objects into musical instruments. He'll ask you to help him make music, too. His roots are in old-time mountain music, country blues and jug band styles, but he enjoys putting his own creative spin on solid musical traditions.

This show is especially for child care groups. All ages.

Registration: Begins Tuesday, July 10.