Martin County Library System Press Releases

June 15, 2009

Circus Shows Are a Family Affair!

Filed under: Children's programming — mclswebblog @ 7:25 pm

DATE:  JUNE 15, 2009      
CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS 772/221-1403           

WHO:  The Friends of the Hobe Sound Library and The Friends of the Robert Morgade Library, sponsors; advertising provided by Library Foundation of Martin County, Inc.

WHAT: Martin County Library System Children’s Summer Reading Program
Family Events

The Franzini Family Science & Astronomy Circus

The Franzini Family Science & Astronomy Circus, featuring Professor Franzini and Lippo the Clown, will appear free of charge 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 8 at the Hobe Sound Public Library and 6:00 p.m. Thursday, July 9 at the Robert Morgade Library in Stuart.  All ages are welcome.

Professor Franzini and Lippo the Clown, joined by Rosie the scientifically trained Wonderdog, lead the audience through an action-packed presentation of the scientific elements of gravity, inertia, circular motion, air pressure and balance, all dynamically demonstrated through clowning, juggling, magic and other circus skills.  This fun-filled, fast-paced program promotes an understanding of science in clear and simple terms using hula hoops, umbrellas, balls, cigar boxes and balloons.

The Franzini Family has performed all over continental North America at numerous colleges, festivals and fairs.  They toured Germany, Korea, Philippines and Australia with the U.S.O. and have appeared with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Thrill Circus in St. Paul MN and Circus Smirkus in Vermont.  At the 1989 Volvo World Cup in Tampa, their hometown, the Franzini Family performed for Princess Anne of England.


1) Wednesday, July 8, 6:00 p.m.
Hobe Sound Public Library
, Community Room, 10595 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound

2) Thursday, July 9, 6:00 p.m.
Robert Morgade Library
, Anderson Room, Chastain Campus, Indian River State College, 5851 SE Community Drive, Stuart

HOW:  Free and open to the public

For more information about MCLS Summer Reading Program events pick up a flier or Library Connection at any branch library, call (772) 221-1403, or visit the library Web site at


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