“THE CURE FOR BOREDOM IS CURIOSITY. THERE IS NO CURE FOR CURIOSTY.” – Dorothy Parker
Throughout history the banning of books crops up, then and again, to worry our progress. Here, in the 21st century, the call for book removals from our schools and libraries, the harassment of librarians and denial of emerging history and science along with individual love stories is the news of the day.
This Spring The Puppeteers Cooperative, in collaboration with The Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn, will celebrate its annual RIGHT OF SPRING on May 7th at 11:00 AM. Our theme is curiosity, freedom of speech and information and the love of books — all kinds of books. Books that argue. Books that contradict other books. Books that tell us something we never knew or remind us of who we are, where we’ve been and where we can go as long as we keep learning. As usual, this year’s rite will feature a bevy of colorful puppets and a whimsical story about a profound struggle. The puppet pageant is for all ages and features live, get a move on music.
The Puppeteers Cooperative is also offering a puppet workshop on April 29 and 30th from 11:00 to 3:00 at The Old Stone House to make book puppets. The workshop invites families to participate in The Right of Spring as a lively chorus of books in the pageant and parade.