December 18, 2014

Magic abounds at county libraries

Kevin Bunch
Tom Plunkard opens his show at the Mary Johnston Memorial Library by turning a piece of cloth into a pigeon.
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Tom Plunkard pulls strings on two sticks. The strings, attached to each individual stick, nevertheless seem to mirror each other’s movements.
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Remi Kopasz helps Plunkard out with a trick involving a fan that kept coming apart.
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Plunkard admonishes Graham Niernberg for failing to pull apart two rings, as Isabella Jean continues to try and get her rings to attach.
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Lena Niernberg, Lizzie Dubey, Joe Daniel, and Michael Henison show off odd glasses Plunkard outfitted them in.
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Cedric Rich leans back after Plunkard removed one of the chairs supporting him.
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Plunkard removes the board Cedric Rich is laying on, leaving him seemingly suspended in the air.
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Tom Plunkard continues to spit out golf balls and tossing them into a hat.
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Alexis Mielke, Angee Wheeler, and Avery Laczko pet Tom Plunkard’s rabbit Zucchini after the show. Plunkard “transformed” his three pigeons Hot Dog, Hamburger and French Fry into the rabbit.
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ARENAC COUNTY — Magician Tom Plunkard visited the county libraries June 27, delivering his own brand of illusions and comedy to audiences in Au Gres, Omer and Standish. Plunkard showed off tricks using handkerchiefs, golf balls, rings, birds and a bunny, all while keeping a laid back and comedic attitude.

Due to Independence Day falling on a Thursday, there is no show in any Arenac County library scheduled for the first week of July, but “Life Beneath the Surface,” a show about bats, will visit all three libraries the following week. It will be at Omer July 10 at 6 p.m., Au Gres July 11 and 10:30 a.m., and in Standish at 2 p.m.

Ventriloquist Vikki Gasko-Green is scheduled to visit Tawas and Oscoda’s libraries on July 2 at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., respectively, and Whittemore and Plainfield July 3 at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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