It's been awhile since we've posted here. We're in the process of redoing our website and will be merging this blog with our other library blog. In the meantime, we have an exciting program at the library this week!
This Wednesday! Join the Corvallis-Benton
County Public Library, as hundreds of libraries throughout the country
host special multicultural events in celebration of El día de los
niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day).
Día (Diversity in Action), Oregon Shadow Theatre will be here
presenting "Anansi the Spider" on Wednesday, April 30th at 4 pm in the
Main Meeting Room of the Corvallis Library. This will be an amazing
shadow puppet show! Anansi the Spider is a West-African trickster tale
that is sure to entertain the whole family!
The West African trickster Anansi the Spider is brought to life by the
Oregon Shadow Theatre. As shadow puppeteer Deb Chase manipulates and
gives voice to the puppets from behind the shadow screen, Mick Doherty
works in view of the audience providing music, voices, and sound
effects, and acting as a storyteller. Marimba, Ghanaian hand drum, and
thumb piano are among the many instruments and sound effects devices
used. The colorful shadow puppets are based on African designs.