Welcome to Birmingham Public Library's 2008 Summer Reading Program all about cute, icky, scary, beautiful, wacky and weird bugs!

Read the guidelines, register and get ready to get buggy.

And don't forget to send us your favorite photos. Your snapshot could be chosen as the favorite pic of the week.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

BPL@Night Cordially Invites You To the Ugly Bug Ball

Ugly Bug Ball
Picture courtesy of children's illustrator Roberta Baird

In conjunction with the summer reading program, “Catch the Reading Bug,” BPL@Night is hosting the Children's Educational Theater as it presents The Ugly Bug Ball.

The Children's Educational Theater is an Alabama drama group dedicated to inspiring young people. They have devoted themselves by promoting and encouraging self-worth among children. Kimberly Sumerel, the executive director, founded Children’s Educational Theater in 1995, shortly after writing the award-winning play A Magical Pond. Ms. Sumeral and the theater group perform plays and events across the Southeast.

The Ugly Bug Ball is the story of Cinderella told from the perspective of insects. Bug Ella is the beautiful bug whose stepsisters, Centipede and Millipede, mistreat terribly. Bug Ella’s step-mother, Lady Tarantula, allows only her daughters to go to the Ugly Bug Ball but forces poor Bug Ella to stay at home. As fate would have it, things turn out well for Bug Ella, but not before some twists and turns in the story.

The Children's Educational Theater will use unique puppets and props to present this new twist on a well-known fairy tale. The Birmingham Public Library would like to extend an invitation to all parents and children for this exciting event.

For the schedule of summer reading programs, visit the Birmingham Public Library's Catch the Reading Bug Web page.

Event Information
Event: The Ugly Bug Ball presented by the Children's Educational Theater
Where: Arrington Auditorium at the Central Library
When: Tuesday, July 15
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Light refreshments will be served.

BPL@Night is made possible, in part, by the Jefferson County Commission through the Jefferson County Community Arts Fund administered by the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham, and by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

BPL thanks Compass Bank for its generous support of BPL@Night.

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