Stories Alive: Annual Spring Puppet Show

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“Little pigs, little pigs, let me come in!”

“No, no, no, not by the hair on our chinny chin chins!”

Each year librarians at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main Children’s Department perform a puppet show three times per week throughout the month of May.  Past productions have included The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Anansi the Spider, The Little Red Hen, and many other stories.  This year we have a new show – The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf, and judging by the giggles and enthusiastic cheering we hear from audiences it sounds like we have a hit on our hands!

The story follows our three heroes, Hamlet, Andy, and Sue (pronounced “Sooo-eeeee”) as they go off into the world to seek their fortunes.  Old Mother Pig sends them off with a stern warning about not opening their doors to anyone, as she doesn’t want her little ones to become dinner for a hungry wolf.  Meanwhile, Boris the Wolf hears about the three little pigs leaving home and tries his best to catch a tasty piggy snack.

This year we have a new show – The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf, and judging by the giggles and enthusiastic cheering we hear from audiences it sounds like we have a hit on our hands!

Will Boris manage to trick the pigs into opening their doors?  Will he huff and puff and manage to blow down the houses they have built?  Come to CLP – Main – Children’s on Tuesdays at 10:15 am or Fridays 10:15 and 11:00 am during the month of May to find out!

In addition to the May performance schedule, the puppet show will be performed five times during Extravaganza – the Carnegie Library’s kick off to Summer Reading, held this year on Sunday, June 5th from 12-5 pm.

Nonie is a part-time librarian in the Children’s Department at CLP – Main.  She has the fun of putting together the annual puppet show, and feels fortunate to be able to hang out in a place where children and stories get to meet each other. 

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