Changing Lives…One Story at a Time!
Literature LIVE! is the Austin Public Library’s own puppetry & storytelling troupe, and they create and perform shows throughout the year at Faulk Central Library and 20 neighborhood branch libraries, as well as the Dougherty Arts Center and local museums. The artists of Literature LIVE! are masters in the art of puppetry and storytelling; powerful mediums that strengthen the bond between libraries and families, schools, and community organizations in the areas of education and literacy. With over 100 performances each year, Literature LIVE! delights thousands of children and their caregivers, connecting them to a love of literature and libraries.
Learn more about Literature LIVE!
The King's Daughter Who Lost Her Hair
A folktale from the Akamba people of east Africa, this is the story of a vain princess whose refusal to give up even one strand of her beautiful hair to a bird for its nest costs her far more than she expects. Find out if she learns her lesson in this traditional puppet show.
Show opens June 18th and runs until July 25th. This show is recommended for children ages 4 and up!
The performance schedule for this show will be posted in the Youth Events Calendar!
Check out our Parent & Teacher Guide for the show here!
Click play below to watch all our puppet show trailers!
The Austin Public Library provides training for groups interested in learning more about early literacy, or how to conduct storytimes.
Contact us to learn more!
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The Bibliofiles are the Austin Public Library’s award-winning Book Cart Drill Team. They have competed in the Book Cart Drill Team World Championships at the Texas Library Association and the American Library Association, and have appeared in numerous parades and celebrations around Austin. Contact us to learn more about the Bibliofiles!
Read about Literature LIVE! in the Texas Library Association Journal, “Changing Lives, One Story at a Time”
Kathleen Houlihan, Youth Program Librarian