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Super Summer Shows at the Bartow Civic Center

2022Wed08Jun10:00 amWed11:00 pmSuper Summer Shows at the Bartow Civic Center10:00 am - 11:00 pm Bartow Civic Center, 2250 S Floral Ave, Bartow, FL 33830CATEGORY:Library ProgramsPRICE RANGE:Free


The Bartow Library Summer Shows will be held at the Bartow Civic Center Auditorium, across the street from the library. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, and seating is available on a first come, first-served basis. Free parking is available at the Civic Center. All shows are funded by the Friends of the Bartow Public Library.

Katie Adams, storyteller and puppeteer
Wednesday, June 8th – 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Splash into aquatic fun with storyteller Katie Adams. Get your toes wet and participate with these stories: the hilarious “Alligator and Hen”, “Dolphins and Shark”, “Bimwili and the Zimwe”, and “Why the Sun and Moon live in the Sky.”

Windell Campbell, storyteller and puppeteer
Wednesday, June 22nd – 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Windell Campbell blends the art of puppetry with the art of storytelling so that the puppets and stories share the limelight, and he includes his audience in the process! Come prepared to listen and participate in his ocean-themed tales.

Wednesday, July 6th – 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Gatorland is coming to Bartow, with an educational animal show featuring lizards, snakes, tarantulas, scorpions, and – of course – alligators!

Raptor Center of Tampa Bay, Inc.
Wednesday, July 20th – 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Come and learn about our majestic raptors, and the important role that birds of prey plan in nature. Meet our Rock Star Puck, the Crested Caracara, and Carmen and Moon Pie, our Eastern Screech Owls.

Rick Martin’s Tricky Dogs
Saturday, July 30th – 2:00 – 3:00 PM
A circus style comedy dog act starring five rescue dogs and their pet human, Rick martin. His show is a Bartow favorite and back by popular demand.


(Wednesday) 10:00 am - 11:00 pm


Bartow Civic Center

2250 S Floral Ave, Bartow, FL 33830



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