Puppetry Workshop

mcdonaldlibraryFree Puppetry Workshop for Teens at McDonald Library

Karen Konnerth, hospital head of Calliope Puppets, will present a puppetry workshop on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at 2:00 PM.  Teens ages thirteen to nineteen are invited to learn about the art of puppetry from professional puppeteer Karen Konnerth.

“I think this type of workshop for teens and young adults is an opportunity to enrich the community,” said McDonald Branch Manager Gail Goldberg.

“I’m so excited that we able to bring in someone like Karen,” said Youth Programming Manager Karla Kirby.  “She is an amazing puppeteer, and I think the teens will not only enjoy her presentation, but learn a lot as well.”

New Orleans resident Karen Konnerth, head of Calliope Puppets, is committed to sharing and nurturing imagination across cultures and age groups.  Inspired by the diverse heritage of New Orleans as well as by international folklore, she writes and performs puppet shows in addition to designing and building puppets. Mrs. Konnerth has presented teacher workshops at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., as well as for the United States Embassy English Language Specialist Program in Costa Rica, Brunei, and Indonesia.  For more information, visit calliopepuppets.com.

Visit www.rpl.org to find out more about the McDonald Branch and the Rapides Parish Library.  Or contact the J. W. McDonald Memorial Branch at 318-748-4848. The McDonald Branch is located at 1075 Highway 497 in Glenmora.

The Rapides Parish Library is a medium-size public library, serving Rapides Parish located in central Louisiana. The library consists of a Main Library, 5 urban branches, 4 rural branches, a bookmobile, which includes service to the homebound, and a van service to child development centers.