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As a performer I have reinvented myself several times (Whispers the Clown, Magician, Puppeteer, Mother Goose, Granny Magic and Storyteller Glenda Bonin). These new directions have taken place in response to a need to pivot and redirect my talent, energy, and interests to reach new audiences and grow. I am currently developing a new body of work relating to the Westward Movement and Arizona History. This is not to say that I am no longer available to the audiences I have served in the past. This is simply a new direction and focus of my energy as I continue to grow as a performer and storyteller.  

 

Our Summer Reading Program show this year featuring yours truly, Super Hero Squirrely Shirley, was full of giggles and laughs. This summer season was kinda short as far as I am concerned – we need to take this one on the road to audiences in recreational areas all around the country. We need to keep […]

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Summer is on the way, and my new SRP show, Super Hero Squirrely Shirley – Ready to Save the Wetlands, will soon start our summer schedule. I’m collecting lots of stuff to add to my Junior Riparian Super Hero Kit to give to every kid in the audience to take home at the end of […]

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Guess what? Summer isn’t too far off and Glenda Bonin, the storyteller-person-lady, and I have been making our plans to take our new SRP show, “Super Hero Squirrely Shirley – Ready to Save the Wetlands,” on tour. The show is going to be great fun! We will be sharing stories, exciting activities and hints about […]

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Squirrely Shirley here, The new show is coming together and I am so excited about my new SUPER HERO outfit. But most of all, I can hardly wait for you to see the COOL Junior Riparian Super Hero Kit I’m putting together for the kids who come see this new program about helping to keep […]

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Here’s a scientific experiment you can make at home so you can hear what your heart sounds like. Believe it or not, a doctor’s stethoscope works a lot like this homemade listening device. Here’s what you need to collect for this experiment: * A plastic funnel (about 2″ across) * A piece of “press and […]

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I’m really getting excited about learning how to be a SUPER HERO for my next SRP library show! I’ve decided to focus my super energy on the environment, and I think we need to come together to help save the wetlands all over the world With the help of my friends-the kids and families I’ve […]

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In the last few weeks, I’ve been scampering around getting ready for winter since I need lots of acorns and nuts saved up for when the weather gets cold. I’ve also been thinking about next summer and how I finally get to be a SUPER HERO for the 2015 Library Summer Reading Program. (Librarians call […]

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Everyone says it is fall, but where I live in Arizona, we didn’t get the memo. It is still very hot, so I have been spending a lot of time in my tree staying cool. As soon as the temperatures cool off, I’ll start working on my new SRP show for 2015. I love the […]

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We’ve had a bunch of fun bringing the latest show, “Squirrely Shirley Discovers the Magic of Science,” to kids and families in libraries around Arizona. Best of all, there are a lot of new names in my fan club! It’s so cool to have fans close to home, because I get to see them more […]

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Wow! What a summer this one has been! We’ve had a bunch of fun bringing the latest show, “Squirrely Shirley Discovers the Magic of Science,” to kids and families in libraries around Arizona. Best of all, there are a lot of new names in my fan club! It’s so cool to have fans close to […]

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