Summer Spark Performances

Summer Learning Program
June 1 - August 31, 2021


Summer Spark is supported by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, MELSA, KARE-11, the Star Tribune, and Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


Presented by MELSA and funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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The Rosie Posies

This sing-along, move-along musical will entertain all with original songs and favorite tunes. The Rosie Posies, are a dynamic duo lead you on an exploration of musical styles featuring vocals, ukulele and percussion instruments.

Storytelling Time with Danielle Daniels

This Storytelling Time promises stories about animals and people too, funny stories, folktales, and legends, as well as stories about science, history and geography too. Danielle Daniel, the Magical Storyteller and a COMPAS Teaching Artist, weaves stories full of adventure and imagination for audiences of all ages.

The Jolly Pops Summer 2021 "Pop-Up" Book

The Jolly Pops, one of the Twin Cities favorite kid bands, have dropped off a one of a kind experience for you and your family. Have you ever seen a video "pop up" book? Well now you can. These happy musical dads have created a ride unlike anything you've ever seen. You'll sing, you'll dance, and you'll have so much fun you won't want it to end.

Butterfly Life Cycle Dance with Karla Nweje

Learn the butterfly life-cycle through creative movement and dance with COMPAS Teaching Artist Karla Nweje. Science and art are beautifully combined as the stages of butterfly metamorphosis are broken down and explored through interpretive movements.

Ralph’s World Twin Cities TV Treehouse Episode

Are you ready for your own Twin Cities Ralph’s World episode?! It doesn’t get much better than songs selected just for your Twin Cities Metro Public Library video by Ralph himself. Everything is here: a fun mix of live acoustic music, a stand-alone music video, and some of Ralph’s favorite puppet friends Beauregard, and Malcolm. Enjoy the show!

Haitian Dance with Afoutayi

Dance the story of THE MERMAID AND THE WHALE with COMPAS Teaching Artist Djenane Saint Juste. Learn the Creole and French words that are part of their story. This performance is filled with Haitian dance, music, drumming storytelling and history and culture

Brodini Comedy Magic

Spectacular and ultra-visual, this special edition Brodini Comedy Magic show is 20 minutes brimming with amazing magic! With extraordinary dexterity, the illusionist Brodini presents a non-stop stream of incredible illusions.

Story Craft with Baba the Storyteller

An immersive story experience blending music with narrative and encouraging interactive collaboration to promote a sense of community, togetherness and unity.

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