Did you know that the library has it's own puppetry troupe—Literature Live!—which performs over 100 puppet shows every year? Austin Public Library is one of the few libraries in the United States to have its own troupe of dedicated performers, and they are tasked each year with bringing literature to life, and making stories relevant to future generations of Austinites.
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Think your Halloween fun starts with trick-or-treating at dusk? Think again! It should definately start at 10:15 a.m. when you and your kiddos join us for a very special Halloween storytime at the Ruiz Branch Library.
This week at the Ruiz Branch we read stories with creatures from the ocean. We visited a giant squid who was pretty sure he was the biggest thing around, an alligator that had the tables turned on him (so to speak), and an octopus who followed someone home. We had a lot of fun changing regular songs to ocean themed ditties and practiced our counting with some jelly fish. We had so much fun counting the jelly fish we finished off by making our own special jelly fish picture to take home.
Are you excited to dress up for Halloween? It's almost as much fun as YomiCon! I love getting to dress up, but I can't decide what to be this year. I just know I don't want to be a Greek goddess again. My mom was great at making fancy togas out of sheets, so I went as a goddess several years in a row. We've got several good books to help you put a costume together, and even dress your dog!
This is the time of year when we think about fangs--when we think about blood-sucking creatures, and things with fur and antennas and dark wings. That's right--it's time to think about, and read about, scary creatures.