Martin County Library System Press Releases

February 10, 2010

Meet Becky, Huck, Tom, Aunt Polly and Mark Twain Himself!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE               

DATE:  FEBRUARY 10, 2010

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS, 772/221-1403

WHO:                    Martin County Library System and event sponsor The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.

WHAT:                 The Big Read

Duck in the Truck Puppets: The Tom Sawyer Puppet Show

David and Susan Opasik of Duck in the Truck Puppets will present “The Tom Sawyer Puppet Show” as part of Martin County Library System’s Big Read Project 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 20 at the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast at Indian RiverSide Park in Jensen Beach. The half-hour show is free and open to the public and recommended for ages 3-8. Free copies of classic and children’s versions of the Big Read book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain will be available while supplies last.

Professor O introduces puppet characters Becky, Huck, Tom and Aunt Polly as well as famous author Mark Twain. The story unfolds as Speaker the Wonder Dog assists with the shadow show. Watch out for Injun Joe!

David and Susan Opasik have been making puppets since 1978 and performing with them since 1989.  Duck in the Truck Puppets, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation formed in 1997, has received repeated funding from The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties.  The couple lives in Jensen Beach.

The Big Read is an initiative of the NEA designed to restore reading to the center of American culture.  For more information about The Big Read please visit www.neabigread.org.  To learn about other Big Read events planned in Martin County visit www.bigreadmartin.org

WHEN:                 Saturday, February 20, 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  

WHERE:              The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, Indian RiverSide Park, 1707 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach 34957

HOW:                    Free and open to the public                            

For more information, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library, call 772.221-1403 or visit the MCLS Web site, www.library.martin.fl.us.

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