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Many, many congratulations to you, the library staff, and all of the people of the LaSalle community.  You all understand that a library is the heart and soul of any small town.  For me, the library is home, and the books are my brothers and sisters.  I read to learn, to laugh and cry, to find myself, and to understand other.  Books help me breathe and words flow in my veins.

Laurie Halse Anderson
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

DePriest Puppets perform "World Tour!"

Event Date: 
Jun 19 2014 - 6:00pm

Join us, when DePriest Puppets presents “World Tour,” an entertaining look at marionette puppetry around the world, perfect for all ages. 

Every marionette is an original.  Each is individually crafted not only to visually represent a character, but also to perform with a unique personality – a personality that is inspired both visually by the artist who created the puppet and also by the artist who “pulls the strings” to make the puppet come to life. 

Take a journey with DePriest’s hand-crafted marionettes for an unexpected and unique adventure, then stay for a special “behind-the-scenes” workshop where you’ll learn about moving the marionettes and what it is like “back stage!”


This is a free program, open to the public. It is made possible through a generous grant from the Peru Target Store.