Mime time at the library – date moved to August 16

Above: The not-so-silent mime will return to entertain children at the library again next week. (Photo by Beth Melo)

I always thought mimes had to be silent. That’s before I witnessed comic mime Robert Rivest yucking it up with kids at the library a few years ago.

Rivest doesn’t look like a typical mime, but he certainly uses pantomime skills to entertain.

This month, Rivest will return to the library. His program will center around this year’s Summer Reading Program excercise/athletics theme. He’ll be encouraging children to “Read, Move, Laugh, and Play”.

The show has been moved up from it’s originally scheduled date to Tuesday, August 16 at 4:00 pm in the upstairs main room.

[Note: Because of the schedule change, Legos at the Library drop-in event that day is being shortened to 10:30 am – 3:00 pm.]

The comic mime hopes to inspire children to laugh. His website explains:

Comic mime Robert Rivest entertains audiences of all ages while joyfully motivating them to get up, get moving and keep reading. Using mime, comedy, and interactive playfulness, Robert shares fun ways to move, laugh and relieve stress, allowing children and their families to feel healthier and happier.

This family show is full of audience participation! In addition to Robert’s hilarious mime stories, everyone will learn cool mime movements, awesome laughter exercises and calming mindfulness activities. Together, we will act out exciting characters and stories highlighting favorite Sports/ Health/ Fitness exercises and a comic mime “poem” about the joys of reading and having fun at the library. Pure fun! Pure joy!

The program is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Updated (8/5/16 10:42 am): Oops – August 16th is a Tuesday (not Thursday).

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