‘Eeep Goes Home’ set for St. John library

Published 11:45 pm Friday, June 20, 2014

LAPLACE — The St. John the Baptist Parish Library is presenting Calliope Puppets in “Eeep Goes Home!” in two locations next week.

Calliope Puppets launch into farthest outer space for Summer Reading Program 2014 “Fizz! Boom! Read!” Eeep Goes Home is an original story of an adorable alien’s search for his own “home.”

Visits to various fanciful planets are fun, but not what he is looking for. Eeep finally learns the meaning of “home” after a crash landing in a surprising place.

The 45-minute program starts at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Central Library in LaPlace and 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Garyville Branch.

Calliope Puppets’ founder and artistic director Karen Konnerth writes the shows, designs and builds puppets in a wide variety of techniques and performs with live voice.

For three decades she has presented in theaters, museums, festivals and schools in urban and remote communities, as well as for international events in Peru, Argentina, México, Guatemala, Colombia, Spain, Puerto Rico, India and Pakistan.

Calliope Puppets invites family audiences on explorations of folklore, culture and fantasy to bring imagination to learning.

A dedicated member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Konnerth is expanding her experience writing and illuminating stories with visual imagery through puppetry, to the printed page.