Bring the magic of Mesner Puppet Theater to your library's summer reading program!

For the summer 2021 theme Tails and Tales, it's raining cats and dogs with our variety of

virtual and  in-person offerings centered around everyone's favorite furry friends.

Looking for other programming options? Contact us and we'll be happy to discuss your needs!

The Cat Came Back

Live In-Person Show or Recorded Virtual Show

Inspired by the folk song made popular by Fred Penner, this performance tells the tale of Mister Johnson and a mysterious cat who keeps returning to his doorstep. Mister Johnson tries everything he can to get the cat to go away, from giving her to a pilot to sending her into outer space. The cat, however, keeps coming back!

Length: 45 minutes

Outdoor performances possible if weather permits.

Outdoor performance space must be a level, smooth surface in close proximity to an electrical outlet.

Ringo's Sing Along Road Trip

Live In-Person Show or Recorded Virtual Show

Join Ringo the Dog and John Paul George (puppeteer Mike Horner) on a musical, sing-along road trip! This interactive show features sing along favorites like B-I-N-G-O, The Wheels on the Bus, If You're Happy and You Know It and more. Even a joke-telling chicking gets in on the act!

Length: 45 minutes in-person, 35 minutes recorded

Outdoor performances possible if weather permits.

Outdoor performance space must be a dry, level surface in close proximity to an electrical outlet. Lawn spaces are okay.

Nico's Zoom Adventure

Virtual Zoom Experience

Nico the Dog is inviting you to a Zoom party! Join him as he guides you through games, songs, and imaginative play. This 30 minute experience is designed for families or groups to interact, engage, and play together, while staying in the safety of your own home or classroom.

Length: 30 minutes

Maximum of 50 participants