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Dinosaurs, space aliens gremlins and snakes, oh my!

If you want your children to spend some time with space aliens, dinosaurs, sea creatures, gremlins and snakes, then plan on attending the Puppet Magic show at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Citrus County Auditorium on U.S. 41 S, Inverness.

Puppeteer Nancy Kenton makes a return appearance as part of the library's summer youth program. Her past shows have been fast-paced, exciting performances.

Kenton and her marionette and puppet friends gear their show for younger audiences, and the performances include magic, storytelling and comedy.

Kenton constructs her puppets and uses them for entertainment, therapy and education. She works with libraries, schools, theaters, businesses and hospitals. With a background in theater and education, she began her career working for the Bob Brown Marionettes. She has performed at the White House, the Kennedy Center and other major venues.

A professional puppeteer with 28 years of experience, Kenton is a member of the Florida Artists in Residency program. She lives in High Springs.

The show is sponsored by the Citrus County Library System, and is the finale for the Florida Library Youth Program, a four week program that reached 5,000 children last year. Admission is free.

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