Library celebrates birthday of Dr. Seuss

Library celebrates birthday of Dr. Seuss
Young performers from Upstart Crow Studios are answering the curtain call. (Photo by Tianyi Wu)

EUGENE, Ore. - The Eugene Public Library took on a carnival atmosphere to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss on Sunday afternoon.

Nearly 150 children and parents filled the downtown library to join the Cat in the Hat and the Sneetches from the Upstart Crow Studios theater troupe to celebrate the children’s author's birthday.

Seuss was born March 2, 1904.

“This is the first time we performed this show,” said Savannah Knight Meigs, who played the Cat in the Hat during the performance. “It takes a long time to practice, but it really works. We love to make people happy.”

“Upstart Crow is a theater group that works with all ages of children who do presentations two or three times a year,” said Anne Miller, the youth service librarian. “It is a great group for the whole family to see.”

Miller said the library offers other events, such as plays, music, art, storytelling, science and dance, during their free Family Time events throughout the year.

“The activities are always different and fun, which is the main reason that we come back,” said Jessica McMullen, who has attended 8 Family Time events with her daughter. “We meet a lot of friends here, and it is an excellent exposure to lots of different new things.”

The Family Time program offers events every Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Downtown Eugene Library.

Family Time events are free for elementary aged children and their families.