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NPL Puppet Truck on Tour

Nashville Public Library's Puppet Truck hits the road in February bringing a new marionette show to several libraries around town.

Nashville Public Library's (NPL) Wishing Chair Productions has a long, rich history of creating and performing imaginative marionette shows for children — both in the main library branch's Children's Theatre and with its mobile Puppet Truck program that brings puppet shows to a variety of locations throughout the year.

Wishing Chair created a marionette show last fall — Lorraine — that's hitting the road in February to visit 14 different NPL branches across Nashville. The 30-minute production is set in the Tennessee hills, introducing children to Lorraine and her Pa Paw who love to play music and sing songs. When a giant storm rolls in and their instruments are nowhere to be found, Lorraine is put to the test to find the music inside herself to get though the fearsome thunder and rain.

PUPPET TRUCK TOUR

The Puppet Truck brings Lorraine to the following library branches:

Saturday, Feb. 1

10:30 a.m. / Madison Branch Library, 610 Gallatin Pike South, Madison

 2 p.m. / Bellevue Branch Library, 720 Baugh Road, Nashville

Wednesday, Feb. 5

10:30 a.m. / Hadley Park Branch Library, 1039 28th Ave. N., Nashville

Saturday, Feb. 8

10:30 a.m. / Edmondson Pike Branch Library, 5501 Edmondson Pike, Nashville

2 p.m. / Bordeaux Branch Library, 4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville

Monday, Feb. 10

10:30 a.m. / Old Hickory Branch Library, 1010 Jones St., Old Hickory

Wednesday, Feb. 12

4 p.m. / Looby Branch Library, 2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville

Saturday, Feb. 15

10:30 a.m. / Richland Park Branch Library, 4711 Charlotte Ave., Nashville

2 p.m. / Thompson Lane Branch Library, 380 Thompson Lane, Nashville

Saturday, Feb. 22

10:30 a.m. / Inglewood Branch Library, 4312 Gallatin Pike, Nashville

2 p.m. / Pruitt Branch Library, 117 Charles E. Davis Blvd., Nashville

Monday, Feb. 24

10:30 a.m. / East Branch Library, 206 Gallatin Ave., Nashville

Thursday, Feb. 27

10:30 a.m. / Donelson Branch Library, 2315 Lebanon Pike, Nashville

Saturday, Feb. 29

10:30 a.m. / Southeast Branch Library, 5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy., #201, Antioch

NPL's age recommendation for the production is 4 – 12, but all ages are welcome, and admission is free.

For more information, visit nashvillepubliclibrary.org/wishingchair.

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