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Puppeteer Adam Swartz Set to Perform at York County Libraries

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June 19, 2018
Puppeteer Adam Swartz will present “Alice and Jimmy’s Epic Rock Dream” at 13 York County Libraries from June 26-29 and July 2 as part of the 2018 SummerQuest: Libraries Rock! program.  The interactive show features a variety of musical styles and two original songs. The stars of the show are puppets Alice and Jimmy who work together to face their fears and realize their dreams.  According to Swartz, they encounter bullies, make new friends, and need lots of help from the audience along the way.  It is free to attend the program and no registration is required for families to rock out with Alice and Jimmy at their local library. 
Swartz holds a degree in Integrative Arts from Penn State University and trained with the Brooklyn 
Puppet Conspiracy and Sesame Workshop puppeteers. He has been traveling the United 
States since 1999, using his powers of storytelling and puppetry for good.  He creates and performs 
original, interactive puppet shows to entertain and educate crowds of all ages.  “It is my goal to reach as 
many people as I can and encourage them to use their imaginations, to be creative, and open their minds 
to learning and doing good things in the world,” says Swartz.  
“Adam has been a recurring performer at our libraries over the years. He is talented, entertaining, and an absolute family favorite,” says York County Libraries Youth Services Director Paula Gilbert.  “He sweeps the audience right into the world of his puppet heroes who explore issues that children may encounter in real life.  Seeing what the puppets do in an imaginary world provides a safe way for kids to figure out what they might do in similar situations. The shared experience also opens the door for parents to talk with their children about these things.”  
“Alice and Jimmy’s Epic Rock Dream” will be performed on the following dates and times:

Tuesday, June 26, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Village Library                           
35-C North Main Street, Jacobus           
Tuesday, June 26, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.          
Kreutz Creek Library                             
66 Walnut Springs Road, Hellam            
Tuesday, June 26, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.          
Glatfelter Memorial Library                     
101 Glenview Road, Spring Grove         
Wednesday, June 27, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Mason-Dixon Public Library                   
250 Bailey Drive, Stewartstown             
Wednesday, June 27, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Arthur Hufnagel Public Library of Glen Rock
32 Main Street, Glen Rock                     
Wednesday, June 27, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Paul Smith Library of Southern York County 
80 Constitution Avenue, Shrewsbury      
Thursday, June 28, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Dillsburg Area Public Library  
204 Mumper Lane, Dillsburg  
Thursday, June 28, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Red Land Community Library
70 Newberry Commons, Etters  
Thursday, June 28, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Guthrie Memorial Library
2 Library Place, Hanover  
Friday, June 29, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Dover Area Community Library  
3700-3 Davidsburg Road, Dover  
Monday, July 2, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Martin Library
159 East Market Street, York  
Monday, July 2, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Collinsville Community Library 
2632 Delta Road, Brogue
Monday, July 2, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Kaltreider-Benfer Library
147 South Charles Street, Red Lion  

SummerQuest is a program that provides opportunities for kids and teens to stay active and keep learning during the summer break.  This year’s theme: Libraries Rock! invites exploration of the world of music.  Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, the York Water Company, Glatfelter, and Wellspan Health, there is no cost to participate in the program.   York County Libraries include 13 libraries that provide the latest in print and electronic information, best sellers, Wi-Fi, story times, book discussions and more. 

Deb Sullivan, Director Of Community Relations
(717) 849-6969