Jill & her puppet friends are bringing an musical adventure to our library! They will be in the library’s first floor meeting room for two fun filled family shows at 2:30 and 4:00 p.m.
Jill Thatcher is a ventriloquist, puppeteer and songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. Her performances include puppet characters which Jill has developed. Each puppet is a custom-made animal puppet, which Jill has found to be successful in communicating with children. Original songs are incorporated into the scripts Jill creates. Each script is carefully developed with extensive research and then scrutinized by education and entertainment professionals. Jill, who has been performing for audiences for over 15 years, reaches thousands of children and adults with her programs and puppets. She has performed for organizations such as the American Dental Association, WIC Program (Women, Infant, Children), Friends of the Library, Opryland Hotel, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Project Help, as well as schools, libraries, day cares and malls throughout the Mid-South.
Jill’s resumé includes performing with the puppet troop, Kids On The Block Of Middle Tennessee which travels to hundreds of schools throughout Middle Tennessee presenting programs to children about disabilities, organ donation and child abuse. She also travelled extensively with The Puppet Mobile. Jill has taught puppetry workshops for Nashville Children’s Theatre, Chaffin’s Barn and Green Hills School Of Dance. Jill has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre with an emphasis on Children’s Theatre and Puppetry from West Virginia University. While in college, Jill became a National Champion Public Speaker with an informative speech on puppetry.
Jill’s interest in puppetry and ventriloquism began at a small church in Tyler, Texas when a friend introduced her to the art form. Ever since, Jill has spent her time preparing and performing for children bringing them messages of encouragement and teaching life skills.
This program is provided as part of our children’s summer reading program, Libraries Rock! The summer reading program encourages reading to children and by children during June and July to maintain their learning progress when area schools are out. Register your child for free by visiting http://wcpltn.org/summer_reading or visiting your local Library Branch. Children from ages 0-12 can participate plus there are summer reading programs for teens and adults too. Everyone can read and win fun prizes.
The WCPL 2018 summer reading program is made possible due to the support of our Williamson County Public Library Foundation.
All library programs are free and open to the public. Find more information about this event or other library program and services by calling the library at 615-595-1244 x1 or visit the library’s web site at http://wcpltn.org
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