Build Giant Puppets to Honor South Orange Public Library’s 150th Year, 8/27

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The following is from the South Orange Village Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs:

August 27th, 11am-1pm at the Baird, 5 Mead Street, South Orange, NJ

Be part of the spectacular Giant Puppet Parade in honor of the South Orange Public Library’s 150th year.

This Saturday, on August 27 from 11am-1pm, work with artist Russell Christian on his giant cardboard head of William J. Beebe, early South Orange resident, and founder of the first South Orange Public Library.*

Help build his puppet, or build a small one of your own to bring to the parade during this first of three workshops.

The workshop is free. You are welcome to bring clean cardboard boxes and your own hot glue gun and/or staplers. This workshop is recommended for adults and teens, or for families with children 8 years and older.

• Fun fact: The Library was founded in 1864 in the headquarters of the Republican club and utilized books and funding donated by residents. By the end of the first year there were over 560 books and 254 periodicals in use by 139 annual members.

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