Youth Services: Literature Live

King Midas: June - July 2018

Austin Public Library’s performance troupe, Literature LIVE, presents King Midas. Based on the Greek myth, this puppet show tells the story of King Midas, who believes he will achieve true happiness when he is given the golden touch. Be careful what you wish for!

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

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Get creative with Literature Live! too! Join us for Puppets, Puppets, Everywhere this summer as Literature Live! takes you on a new journey. Discover the power of puppets in everyday objects. Check Event Listings for a Puppet Lab near you. 

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Youth Services

Literature Live!

Changing Lives,
One Story at a Time!

Literature Live! is the Austin Public Library’s own puppetry and storytelling troupe. They create and perform shows throughout Austin’s library system, in addition to special shows for schools and museums. The puppeteers are masters of bringing literature to life through puppetry, storytelling, song and movement, helping to form a lifelong bond between children and reading.

Read the Puppetry Journal article written by our own Ellen Scott to learn about the history of puppetry at the Austin Public Library.

Printable Puppets
Print your own puppets at home for fun and play!
The Elves and the Shoemaker
Little Peep
Nutcracker
The Little Red Hen
Very Hungry Caterpillar
Humpty Dumpty
The Frog Prince
City Mouse Country Mouse
Groundhog Day
Spider Marionette
Mitt puppets
Three Little Fishes
Fish Puppet
Little Bunny Foo Foo
Monkey Finger Puppets
Jack and Jill
Turtle 
Big Enormous Turnip
Down on Gandpa Farm