July fun for kids aged four to 12
This July, the Ottawa Public Library is hosting the Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre to bring favorite Canadian songs and stories to life for Canada’s 150th birthday. Workshops and performances are taking place in several OPL branches across Ottawa and admission is free.
As part of its AOE Neighbourhood Arts 150 project, the Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre will offer five drama workshops for children aged four to 12. Each will include a warm-up with funny poems, tongue twisters, and drama games. The workshops will take place at:
The Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre will also present Snippets 150, a series of storytelling performances tailored to the surrounding neighbourhood. Snippets 150 will feature guest readers and lots of audience participation. These performances are geared to children aged four to 12. For the full list of these performances, visit the Ottawa Public Library’s Programs and Events webpage.
Registration is required for all of the workshops and events. The Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre programs are part of the OPL’s TD Summer Reading Club programming.
About Snippets of Canada 150:
Snippets of Canada 150 is part of AOE Arts Council’s Neighbourhood Arts 150, Celebrating Ottawa’s Communities, an official Canada 150 and Ontario 150 community-engaged arts Project.
About Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre:
Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre has toured across Canada and the U.S. since 1978. Founders John Nolan and Kathy MacLellan are joined by musician Russell Levia in productions of exceptional creativity and value for young audiences. Over 40 performances annually in local public venues give area families an opportunity to feel inspired, creative, and to spend quality time together.
The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is the largest bilingual (English/French) public library system in North America, with 34 branches, physical and virtual at BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca, mobile libraries, and a vending machine library service. OPL’s mission is to inspire learning, spark curiosity, and connect people. Follow OPL on Twitter Twitter.com/OPL_BPO and like OPL on Facebook Facebook.com/BiblioOttawaLibrary. Contact 613-580-2940 or InfoService@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca.