Purim is a Jewish holiday that comes in early spring (celebrated this year from the evening of March 6 to the evening of March 7). The holiday is a celebration and recalls a story from the Book of Esther. The story shares how Queen Esther courageously saved the Jewish people of Persia from a diabolical plan by Haman to annihilate them. Among the ways families celebrate Purim are acts of charity, wearing costumes, and listening to the reading of the Megillah (a scroll containing the story).
The Bedford Free Public Library will be having a Purim Puppet Show and Celebration on Saturday, March 11 from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Everyone is invited, with the event especially planned for the preschool age (3-6 years old). Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes (of any kind!)
Talking Hands Theater will be entertaining the attendees with a Purim puppet show. There will be singing, dancing, crafts, and activities to learn about, participate in, and celebrate Purim.
The staff of the children’s room will be joined by Sara Berkowitz, Director of Families with Young Children of Temple Isaiah in Lexington for the event.
The event is free and no registration is required.