Cambridge Public Library Summer Reading Program
The Friends of the Cambridge Public Library will present three special events in collaboration with Hubbard Hall this July. Summer Reading Program events are FREE but each requires a ticket for admission which can be obtained from the Cambridge Public Library.
For more information regarding tickets, please call the Library at 518-677-2443. Click HERE for a printable PDF version.
Wednesday, July 1 at 6:30pm
Hubbard Hall Mainstage
Barry Marshall and Jeri Burns, PhD have been working together as The Storycrafters since 1991, and have been storytellers for even longer than that. They perform and teach their art form in schools, libraries, folk festivals and other venues all over the US and the British Isles. Jeri and Barry believe in the time-tested wisdom of traditional stories, and share that wisdom with today’s audiences. They strive to honor world cultures by telling the old stories in respectful ways, often integrating the musical instruments, songs or dances indigenous to that region. The Storycrafters have been recognized nationally and locally, from the prestigious Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award and Parents Choice Awards, for their storytelling recordings, to Artists of the Year in their county.
Reptile Adventure is a Capital Region educational organization with a mission to educate the public about these special creatures. They explain what makes a reptile a reptile and how different reptiles live in their native ecosystems. They have a variety of animals from all over the globe, including Central American rainforests, Middle Eastern deserts, and the rocky steppes of Eastern Europe. Topics usually include what the animals eat, how they find their food, how they avoid predators and what related animals can be found in New York State.
PuppeTree’s The Ugly Duckling
Wednesday, July 22 at 6:30pm
Hubbard Hall Mainstage
One of Vermont’s premier puppeteers, The PuppeTree will present an imaginative retelling of the classic story, The Ugly Duckling, developed in cooperation with The Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences. You will witness the obstacles wild birds face just to survive and what you should do to rescue an injured bird. Visually amazing and skillfully performed, audiences of all ages will laugh at the antics of the giant vultures that take the hapless ugly bird under their wing–and sit wide eyed as our hero is stalked by clever predators. The show was named BEST CHILDREN’S PRODUCTION OF 2011 in VT and NH. The Vermont PuppeTree has been providing innovative and entertaining puppet shows for communities across the Northeast for the past 12 years. Visit them online at www.vtpuppeTree.org or on Facebook at The PuppeTree Inc.