Unveiling Creativity: The Heart of the Beast Puppet Library Schedule

In the heart of the Twin Cities lies a treasure trove of artistic wonder: the Puppet and Mask Lending Library at Avalon Theater, a haven brimming with puppets and masks waiting to animate tales and spark imagination. This pioneering initiative, the first of its kind in the Twin Cities, invites all to explore and borrow these artistic gems, free of charge.

Library Collection and Access

Imagine a library filled not with books but with characters waiting to come to life—this is what the Puppet and Mask Lending Library offers. Whether it's for a school play, community event, personal celebration, or any occasion that craves a touch of creative magic, these puppets and masks are available for loan, fostering artistic expression and community engagement.

Library Hours

Join us on the first and third Saturdays of each month, from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M., to witness the diverse collection of puppets and masks on display. Take a stroll through this captivating exhibit or, better yet, check out a puppet to infuse your events with a dash of theatrical charm.


Upcoming Events

We have two enchanting events lined up:

  • December 2nd: Story Hour with Rachel Beaver Scott (Chelly)
    • Time: 10:30 A.M. to 12 P.M.
    • A mesmerizing storytelling session awaits, where tales will come alive through the art of puppetry. Join Rachel Beaver Scott, known affectionately as Chelly, as she weaves stories that captivate hearts and minds.
  • December 16th: Solstice Mask Making Event
    • Time: 10:30 A.M. to 12 P.M.
    • Dive into the artistic process with our mask-making event. Unleash your creativity and craft a mask that embodies the spirit of the solstice. It's an opportunity to bring your imagination to life in a tangible form.

Join Us

Whether you're a seasoned puppeteer, an aspiring artist, or simply someone seeking a touch of enchantment, mark your calendar and join us at the Puppet and Mask Lending Library. Come revel in the magic of puppetry and mask-making, and take home a piece of creativity to share with your world.

Note: The library is open to everyone, encouraging exploration, engagement, and the celebration of artistry.

The Puppet and Mask Lending Library at Avalon Theater eagerly awaits your visit and participation. Let's weave stories, celebrate culture, and spread joy through the captivating world of puppetry and masks.

Come, borrow a puppet, and let your imagination take flight.

HOBT News & Events

Summer Puppetry Extravaganza: Unleash Creative Joy with Heart of the Beast’s Kids Summer Camp

🌞✨ Elevate Your Child’s Summer with Heart of the Beast’s Puppetry Fun! ✨🌞 As the sun paints the sky with hues of warmth, Heart of the Beast welcomes your young…

Phantom Loss – A table top puppet show created by local artist

Created by local artist Oanh Vu March 28 – April 7 Phantom Loss is a tragicomedy show that weaves Vietnamese mythology and American pop culture to explore the impact of criminalized…

Spring into Creativity: Kid-Friendly Puppetry Fun at Heart of the Beast’s Spring Camp 2024

🌸✨ Ignite Your Child’s Imagination with Heart of the Beast’s Spring Camp! ✨🌸 As spring blossoms, Heart of the Beast invites your young ones to immerse themselves in the enchanting…