NOW BOOKING 2021 & 2022

It’s ALIVE! Technically it’s LIVE! The scarily funny Sam the Turtle, Mr. Barry and Hyena the Chicken are on the road and coming to YOUR library. It’s magic, stories and puppets for a Hall-O-Weeny good time.
This isn’t VIRTUALLY funny. This is LIVE funny. It’s ALIVE!



Sept 2021
Sept 14 – Vestavia Hills, AL Special Family Night

Oct 2021
Oct 14 – London, KY
Oct 26 – Ragland, AL
Oct 27 – Gardendale, AL
Oct 30 – Jasper, TN



Dec 2021
Dec 9 – London, KY
Dec 16 – Ragland, AL
Dec 17 – Columbiana, AL

Sam the Turtle Presents
Deep Sea Circus
Swim right up, the Deep Sea Circus is about to begin. Three rings of wet wonders starring Sam and the Water Wonder-ers. Ringmaster, Mr. Barry, features funny fishy trickery. Sam, the ocean’s funniest sea turtle, delivers the laughs. Special appearance by Hyena the Laughing Chicken of the Sea. It’s more fun than a tuna fish on a unicycle. Plus, a treasure chest of our favorite books and reading inspiration.

MAY 2022
May 26 – Smith Co, TN
May 30 – Booked
May 31 – Booked

JUNE 2022
June 1 – Booked
June 9 – Smithville, TN
June 15 – Jasper, TN
June 15 – East Ridge, TN
June 27 – Oak Ridge, TN
June 28 – Fort Campbell, KY & Livermore, KY

What do Librarians Really Think?
After each program in 2019, librarians received an anonymous email survey. Here are a few of the comments for the question,
“What did you like/dislike about the program?”

“From start to finish, our audience was engaged. They loved the suspense when the evil aliens were about to be discovered. The parents told us how much they enjoyed it, too.”

“Barry’s timing is spot on and has a very good understanding of what makes kids (and adults) laugh. I cannot honestly think of anything I did not enjoy.” 

“Very entertaining! The humor spans all ages, so it kept the adults entertained as well! The facts about scientists, astronauts, and space was a nice touch. No complaints/dislikes”

“I loved how Mr. Barry had books there based on the theme and how he talked about reading. He promoted the theme more than any other performer we’ve had. There was nothing to change or improve on.”

We hope to inspire even nicer reviews after the 2020 Fire Up Your Imagination programs. Thanks to all who have made all this fun possible . . . the librarians.

Listen To Librarians About the 2019 Program

Listen To Librarians About the 2018 Program