Holiday shows are at Newport libraries

The Newport Beach Public Library is offering residents two festive shows to help celebrate the holidays.

The library is hosting a holiday puppet show at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., and at 2:30 p.m. at the Crean Mariners branch library, 1300 Irvine Ave., and "A Celtic Christmas" at 2 p.m. Dec. 18 in the Friends meeting room in the central library.

The puppet show, "The Night BEARfore Christmas," will feature handcrafted puppets and classical music from Jim Gamble Puppets.

"A Celtic Christmas" is based on the poem "A Child's Christmas in Wales" by Dylan Thomas and will feature songs, stories and lots of laughs.

Both shows are free and admission is limited. For more information about the puppet show, call (949) 717-3800, or (949) 717-3860 for the other show.

— Britney Barnes

Twitter: @BritneyJBarnes

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