Shakespeare in the Park

Stone Soup Shakespeare returns to Twin Lakes Park on Saturday, May 26, at 6pm to present Shakespeare as only they can. Bring something to sit on (and a picnic if you’d like) for this free outdoor performance of The Taming of the Shrew.

Stone Soup Shakespeare heads west this tour with The Taming of the Shrew. Sweet Bianca is wooed by many suitors, but they must find a husband for her willful, clever and perpetually single older sister Katherina before they can have Bianca’s hand. Set against the backdrop of the Wild West this all new reimagining of Shakespeare’s zany and controversial classic battle of the sexes explores the lengths we will go to for love…and money.

Stone Soup Shakespeare has appeared in Paris every summer since 2012. Don’t miss a chance to see their unique interpretation of Shakespeare’s plays. The show goes on rain or shine – it will move under the picnic shelter if rain.

Shakespeare in the Park is brought to you by Paris Public Library, Paris Park Board, and Friends of the Paris Library.

Learn to make cards

Katie Good will teach a cardmaking class on Thursday, April 26, from 6:00-7:30pm. Participants will have the opportunity to make two cards. A $5.00 fee is required to cover the cost of supplies. The class is limited to 10 participants.

Deadline for registering is April 16. Please call the library at 217-463-3950, email read@parispubliclibrary.org, or message us on Facebook if you have questions or want to sign up.

Storytime Yoga

Alternate Saturday mornings at 10:30 on March 3, 17, 31 and April 14, 28. Our spring sessions of preschool storyhour will focus on experiencing children’s books through yoga poses, creative movement, breathing, and music. Designed for ages 2-6, but all are welcome. (A mat is not required.)

Mother Goose on the Loose continues on Tuesday mornings at 10:30. Please come play, sing, dance, and read stories with us. Babies and toddlers up to age 3, with parents or caregivers, are welcome.