(Cancelled) Live, Laugh, Create at World Day of Puppetry

All major events at Cleveland Public Library during the months of March and April are cancelled. See the full list of cancelled programs.

Unleash imagination at the third annual World Day of Puppetry at Cleveland Public Library. The all-day family fun fest will be held Saturday, March 21 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Main Library, located at 325 Superior Avenue in downtown Cleveland. The event is FREE and open to the public.

The third annual World Day of Puppetry celebrates the cherished art form with live performances by world-class puppeteers and puppet companies. Meet local and nationally recognized Puppet Master Emmy Award-winning Nancy Sander, who starred in the hit children’s television show “Hickory Hideout.” Sander’s Puppets with Pizazz will kick off the day of stellar performances.

Performance Schedule:

TimeFeatured Performer
11:30 a.m.Puppets with Pizazz presents Little Red Riding HoodMain Library – Youth Services, 4th Floor
1:00 p.m.Great Lakes National Puppet Theater presents Goldilocks & The Three BearsMain Library – Cleveland Digital Public Library, 3rd Floor
2:00 p.m.Mouse Trap Puppets presents Punch & JudyMain Library – International Languages, 4th Floor
3:00 p.m.Madcap Puppets presents The Great Space CaperLouis Stokes Wing Auditorium, Lower Level

Children and those young at heart can also explore an exhibit of puppets from around the world or try their hand at making art and crafts. For those who love to shop ‘til they drop, Cleveland Public Library will open a pop-up Puppet Store, where visitors can purchase puppets of their own.

“Cleveland Public Library is committed to providing entertaining and educational programming for children,” said Dr. Sadie Winlock, Chief Equity, Education, and Engagement Officer at Cleveland Public Library. “We invite families to join us for World Day of Puppetry which is designed to stimulate the mind and help children develop imagination, creativity, and social skills.”

World Day of Puppetry is made possible through the Library’s partnership with the Puppetry Guild of Northeastern Ohio. Founded in 1975, the Puppetry Guild’s mission is to perform, educate and promote the art of puppetry as a means of communication.