Michael Graham's Spring Valley Puppet Theater will present two puppet shows at the New Canaan Library for children and their families Thursday, Dec. 29, at 1:30 p.m. in the Lamb Room.

The first show "A Holiday Fantasy" is an original puppet production which includes special surprises including enchanted toys, fairy magic, a clever mouse and more. The second show is a favorite folktale "The Three Wishes." It includes a dash of dialog, humor and the twists of plot.

Following the 45-minute show Graham will give a demonstration of how the puppets work. The program is recommended for children ages 5 and older and their parents and grandparents. A reception will follow. The program is graciously sponsored by The Friends children's committee.

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Graham, director of the Spring Valley Puppet Theater, has been performing since 1966 throughout New England primarily for libraries and schools. He designs and makes his puppets, writes the scripts, creates the scenery and does a number of the voices. He has performed at regional festivals of the Puppeteers of American, Inc. He graduated from Western Connecticut State University and studied at the University of Connecticut with renowned puppeteer Albrecht Roser of Stuttgart, Germany. The productions of the Spring Valley Puppet Theater are drawn from fairy tales, folktales and fables and feature hand and rod puppets.

Call 203-594-5002 to register.