Thanks for your interest in the art of storytelling!

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.  


It seems like it was just a few weeks ago when I finished up the 2013 Library Summer Reading Program and started to think about my 2014 show,“Squirrely Shirley Discovers the Magic of Science.”

If you go back in this journal to September 2013 and check the entries through to January 2014, you will be able to find four really cool scientific experiments I plan to include in this summer’s show. To help you find other spiffy science stuff, I also made two different lists of science books I think you might want to look for at your library or bookstore. Each experiment and book list is free and easy to print out for you to use.
Every time I try a new scientific experiment, I can hardly wait to do more. Science is great fun and it can be really, really exciting!

The storytelling person-lady, Glenda Bonin, and I have started to book this new summer show, and we still have a few dates open. Tell your librarian you want to see “Squirrely Shirley Discovers the Magic of Science!” at your local library this year, okay? OKAY!

Your friend,

Squirrely Shirley