Puppet show at Waterville library

North Central Regional Library puppeteers Dillon Clare and Baillee Wilson. (Empire Press photo/Suzanne Robinson)


By Suzanne Robinson
Empire Press Correspondent

Local children enjoy the NCRL puppet show at the Waterville Library on Aug. 2. In the front row, from left, are Evan Dalke, Liam Arneson-Canales, Kevin Davis and Luella Davis; second row, Brooklynn Main, Kameron Main and Elayna Arneson-Canales. (Empire Press photo/Suzanne Robinson)

The North Central Regional Library puppeteers entertained several community children and their parents at the Waterville Library on Aug. 2.

The show included many puppet characters reading stories and talking about manners, personal space, and respect in a humorous and entertaining way.

The puppeteer team consists of four people who travel to the 30 branch libraries during the summer months. Two of the four came to Waterville for the show. Dillon Clare is a recent 2018 graduate of Wenatchee High School and will be going to Central Washington University this fall to study film production. Baillee Wilson graduated from Eastmont High School in 2017. He is currently a freshman at Central Washington University, where he is pursuing a degree in information technology with an interest in cybersecurity. This was Wilson’s second year as a puppeteer.

There was audience participation with the puppeteers and a lot of laughter. Adults and children alike enjoyed the afternoon of humor and fun.

The program “Jump for Joy: Village Rhythms from Around the World,” with teaching artist Susan Wickett-Ford of Silver Kite Community Arts in Seattle, was held Aug. 7. Wickett-Ford used instruments, voices and movement to celebrate many cultures.

“The “Science of Sound” will be presented at 11 a.m. Aug. 16. This Makerspace S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) program, led by Heather Inczauskis, will explore the ability to hear, touch, feel and see sound.