2008-06-19 / About Town

Bugs star in two library programs

A children's program on all the great things about insects is coming to the Jamestown library on Tuesday, June 24, at 3:30 p.m.

What do doodlebugs, spiders, ants and skeeters have in common? Find out as the "Stand-up Chameleon" takes the stage in his latest lowlife revue.

Jackson Gillman, as the chameleon, sparkles with energy, wit and whimsy, as he magically transforms into a wide array of colorful characters in this show about bugs. Participatory song, story, movement and/or sign language might be incorporated into his interactive family theater. The chameleon will do whatever works best to bring any age audience along for a rollicking ride into his wildly imaginative worlds of creativity and fun.

Registration is not required for this free program, which is for children ages 4 to 10 years of age.

On Thursday, June 26, bugs continue to star as Marvelous Marvin brings his "Bugging Out," show to the library.

Beginning at 7 p.m., kids can find out all about bugs, insects and outdoor exploration. Using Marvin's unique rhyming text, kids will learn about some bug habits that they may not believe or even want to know. Marvin has written poems about dragonflies, ladybugs, worms and a host of other crawly, creepy creatures.

Mixing in circus arts, magic tricks and fun music, Marvelous Marvin has constructed his show to look like a large book revealing engaging illustrations inside.

These free programs are sponsored by the Friends of Jamestown Philomenian Library, Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and McDonald's Restaurants of Rhode Island.

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