Selfish Gardener Puppet Show Inspired by Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant

This was originally published several months ago, so it may be out of date.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Contact: Kanya Lyons, 512-974-7379

Selfish Gardener Puppet Show Inspired by Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant

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What happens when a band of native plants and insects gets a new neighbor who isn’t very friendly? Will the band get the boot, or will gardener and insect learn to live together? Find out in this musical spin on the Oscar Wilde classic, The Selfish Giant. The Selfish Gardener puppet show tours the Austin Public Library this February through April. It is recommended for ages 4 and up.

The puppets are based on the Grow Green characters in these videos. The story supports the Watershed Protection Department's sustainable gardening program, which promotes water quality and conservation, recycling and the least-toxic ways to address pest issues. Grow Green provides resources to help people create beautiful Central Texas gardens that are good for wallets and the environment.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
3:30 PM
North Village Branch | 2505 Steck Ave. | 512-974-9960

Thursday, February 18, 2016
3:30 PM
Yarborough Branch | 2200 Hancock Dr. | 512-974-8820

Saturday, February 20, 2016
1 PM
Recycled Reads Bookstore | 5335 Burnet Rd. | 512-974-7460

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
10:15 AM
University Hills Branch | 4721 Loyola Ln. | 512-974-9940

Friday, February 26, 2016
3:30 PM
Hampton Branch at Oak Hill | 5125 Convict Hill Rd. | 512-974-9900

Monday, February 29, 2016
3:30 PM
Spicewood Springs Branch | 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd. | 512-974-3800

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
3:30 PM
Pleasant Hill Branch | 211 E. William Cannon Dr. | 512-974-3940

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
10:15 AM
Dove Springs Recreation Center
Recommended for ages 4 and up

Thursday, March 3, 2016
10:15 AM
Windsor Park Branch | 5833 Westminster Dr. | 512-974-9840

Monday, March 7, 2016
3:30 PM
Howson Branch | 2500 Exposition Blvd. | 512-974-8800

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
10:15 AM
Cepeda Branch | 651 N. Pleasant Valley Rd. | 512-974-7372

Thursday, March 10, 2016
3:30 PM
Little Walnut Creek Branch | 835 W. Rundberg Ln. | 512-974-9860

Sunday, March 13, 2016
2 PM
Faulk Central Library | 800 Guadalupe St. | 512-974-7400

Monday, March 14, 2016
6 PM
University Hills Branch | 4721 Loyola Ln. | 512-974-9940

Thursday, March 17, 2016
11:30 AM
Ruiz Branch | 1600 Grove Blvd. | 512-974-7500

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
3:30 PM
Twin Oaks Branch | 1800 S. Fifth St. | 512-974-9980

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
10:30 AM
Terrazas Branch | 1105 E. César Chávez St. | 512-974-3625

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
3:30 PM
St. John Branch | 7500 Blessing Ave. | 512-974-7570

Thursday, March 31, 2016
6:30 PM
Manchaca Road Branch | 5500 Manchaca Rd. | 512-974-8700

Thursday, April 7, 2016
3:30 PM
Carver Branch | 1161 Angelina St. | 512-974-1010

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
9:30 AM
Whole Foods Market at the Domain
Recommended for ages 4 and up

Thursday, April 14, 2016
3:30 PM
Milwood Branch | 12500 Amherst Dr. | 512-974-9880

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
6:30 PM
Willie Mae Kirk Branch | 3101 Oak Springs Dr. | 512-974-9920

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
3:30 PM
Old Quarry Branch | 7051 Village Center Dr. | 512-974-8860

All Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information about Literature Live!, visit library.austintexas.gov/literature-live, call 512-974-7400 or Ask a Librarian.