MEXICO – Tuesday, Aug. 17, promises to be an exciting day for children at the Mexico Public Library. A puppet show, “Everybody Loves Pirates,” written and performed by the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers of Bar Harbor, will be staged at 11 a.m.

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers is comprised of three “20-something” siblings, Erik, Brian and Robin Torbeck. They make their own puppets and staging and have been performing together since they were children growing up in Pennsylvania.

“Everybody Loves Pirates” is the story of a young girl named Lucy and her goofy friend, Little Chucky. While fishing one day, the kids inadvertently find a treasure map and set out to find their fortune. Along the way, they run into a gang of bumbling pirates who try to thwart their efforts and steal their treasure.

The program will mark the ending of the library’s summer reading program, “Dive into Reading!” At the conclusion of the puppet show, certificates and prizes for summer reading will be given to those who have participated.

Although this is a library-sponsored program, in order for the puppeteers to have a larger performance space, the show will be held in the Calvin Lyons Hall, located next door to the library, in the basement of the Town Hall.

A donation box will be available for anyone who wishes to help defray the cost of the performance. For more information, call the library at 364-3281.

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