Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Free February Fun from Wheeler Memorial Library.

There are winters that seem to go on and on. Or maybe the month of January is just too long. But in February the Wheeler Memorial Library Children's department has guaranteed a break in the cold for fun fun fun. On Saturday February 8 starting at 11:00am laughter will begin pouring out from the Fisher Hill cafetorium. The cause for this merriment will be the Nutshell Playhouse's play, Mamboo and Nemonee's World Wide Adventure. Comically costumed actors with masks and puppets promise to bring smiles to the audience through their use of live music and dance.

A lot of serious study and experience has been put to use in order to create such fun. Don Jordan, founder and artistic director of the Nutshell Playhouse, has performed as a mime and clown throughout Europe and the U.S.. He has appeared on Broadway with Mummenschanz and served as Artistic Director of San Francisco’s Pickle Family Circus. He has taught at the Juilliard School, Teatro Studio in Rome, Ohio University, Shakespeare and Company and currently teaches at Smith College. To learn more about the Nutshell Playhouse you can visit

There is no admission charged for the Nutshell Playhouse adventure because the program is supported by a grant from the Orange Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

The Children's Room is also offering a free workshop in making friendship bracelets. Under the direction of Samantha Drew, those at least 10 years old will be able to make a unique bracelet using beads, bells, and embroidery thread. The first workshop will be during school vacation week on Wednesday February 19 at 3:00 in the Wheeler Library Meeting room. Signing up for this class in advance is recommended because it is limited to 10 participants. More classes can be scheduled if the first class is filled. Please come in or call the library Children's Room at 978-544-2495 x103.

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