Tomahawk Public Library’s ‘Outdoor Events for Everyone’ series continues
By Sarah Greil
TOMAHAWK – The Tomahawk Public Library recently continued its “Outdoor Events for Everyone” series with two longtime entertainers and an educational program.
Despite the rain, on Thursday, June 30, Pam Corcoran brought her puppet show indoors with the Grimm fairytale “The Fisherman and His Wife.” Along with her own whimsical twist, she also included some subtle environmental reminders.
Pam Corcoran is originally from Custer, Wis. She has been making original, handmade puppets since 1983 and using them to bring traditional stories to life. Her show was provided with funds from the Friends of the Tomahawk Library.
Paid for with grant funds from the Wisconsin Valley Library Service, Truly Remarkable Loon performed his comedy show outdoors on Thursday, July 7.
T.R. Loon is a juggler and storyteller who travels the Midwest performing at libraries and other children’s venues. He says that his library shows “have evolved from my love of books, reading and libraries. Each show has a subtle yet very clear message promoting books, reading and using the library”.
Truly Remarkable Loon announced that after this year he will be retiring. He has been performing for 47 years.
On Thursday, July 14, educators from Northwoods Wildlife Center presented “Turtles!” to curious children and adults.
The audience was able to view live turtles and observe empty shells and skulls hands-on as they learned about their habitats and habits. The program was provided with funds from the Tomahawk Public Library Natural Resources Education Fund, created by David and Joyce Weizenicker.
To learn about more upcoming events at the Tomahawk Public Library, visit www.tomahawk.lib.wi.us.