Year-round interactive Library programs for children, teens and adults.
Dig into Reading and Summer Fun! is a quick moving, fun-filled program that unearths the joys of reading and summertime. Audiences of all ages "dig" how Robert brings his favorite "underground" stories to life before their eyes: from a pirate digging for gold, to a paleontologist excavating fossils (that just might tell dinosaur tales), to a child building an elaborate sand castle at the beach! Robert celebrates what he loves about mime and reading while encouraging audience members to become "deeper" readers. This fun, interactive program allows EVERYONE to learn mime, play, and have a great time at their library!
"If you can only book one performer, make it Robert Rivest! His mime show was awesome. The audience loved him and completely enjoyed the interaction. Even the most shy were motivated to participate by his genuinely warm and friendly approach. We would have him back again in a heartbeat." -Wendy Payette, East Brookfield Public Library, MA
"I love programs that entertain parents as much as they do children, and Robert Rivest's show definitely accomplished that goal. His unique mixture of mime and comedy along with a strong pro-library message, completely engaged our diverse audience." -Patty Falconer, Hampstead Public Library, NH
The Alphabet of Imagination! Robert joyfully leads audiences of all ages on an awesome A to Z journey! This fun, festive, high energy show is an amazing synthesis of movement, imagery, characters and illusion. With a different mime piece for each letter of the alphabet, Robert Rivest highlights the pure joy of our limitless imaginations.
"We were so delighted with Robert Rivest's performance. It's wonderful to find someone with such tremendous talent who relates so well to kids." -Jane Babcock, Director, Hadley Libraries, MA
The Deeper Story (Beneath The Surface): Master mime artist and comic actor Robert Rivest explores "the deeper story" in this LOL interactive teen program. Rivest uses his famous comic mime stories and improv scenes as a fun way for teens to look at what lies beneath the surface in different characters, including ourselves. The program includes a mini 'hands-on' theater workshop in communication, subtext, facial expression and body language! Teens love Robert's true to life characters, awesome illusionary skills and his playful, down-to-earth sense of humor.
"If you want a program that is interactive and a lot of fun then Robert Rivest's Mime Show is the program for you. The audience was laughing and imitating what Robert was doing. Teens were shown how to do mime and they had a blast." -Margie Walker, Teen Librarian, Amesbury Public Library Ground Breaking Stress Relief: Comic Mime & Laughter Wellness for Adults! This program is gaining rave reviews for its unique combination of Robert's renowned performance of comic mime stories followed by his Laughter for Health and Wellness interactive segment. Audiences thoroughly enjoy the comic relief and insights of Robert's hilarious performance, and then get to experience laughing for health and well-being through his playful laughter exercises.
"Ground breaking" research has shown how laughter boosts the immune system, increases oxygen intake, releases endorphins and serotonin, reduces blood pressure, and relieves stress. In this innovative program, Robert offers both "roads to laughter" to unite the audience and celebrate the best in us.
"It was an absolute delight to have Robert Rivest perform here at the Gilmanton Year Round Library! We giggled ourselves silly!" - Pam Jansury, Gilmanton Year Round Library, NY
"I worked in the wellness industry for 15 years. I not only gave many wellness-based presentations but attended numerous ones. What I found so wonderful about yours is that it is so easy to take away the idea of smiling and laughing as a strategy for dealing with stress and a means for improving your overall health." - Carla Grimaldi, MSEd. Read/Write/Now Adult Learning Center
2013 Rivest Program Calender (updated weekly)
April 6, - 10:30 am Kent Memorial Library, Suffield, CT
April 7, - 2pm New Britain Museum,CT
April 24, - 11am Nesmith Library, Windham, NH
April 24, - 6:30 pm Kimball Library, Atkinson, NH
May 7, - East Longmeadow Library (LY for Adults), East Longmeadow MA
June 12, - 3:30pm Dermody Library, Carlstadt, NJ
June 15-16 11am-6pm Laughter Weekend/CLYL Training E. Longmeadow, MA
June 21, - 2pm Mahopac Library, Mahopac, NY
June 22, - 2pm Wheeler Mem. Library, Monroe, CT
June 25, - 2pm Highland Park Library, Highland Park, NJ
June 26, - 6:30pm Derby Library, Derby Neck, CT
June 27, - 6:30pm Taft Library, Mendon, MA
July 8, - 8:30, 9:30, 10:30am, Mime /Autism Camp workshops, Framingham, MA
July 9, - 9:30am, Mime /Autism Camp program Framingham, MA
July 10, - 3pm, Wilton Library, Wilton, CT
July 11, - 10:30am Camp, Manchester, NH
July 15, - 6:30 pm Portland Library, Portland, CT
July 16, - 2pm Tewksbury Library, Tewksbury, MA
July 16, - 7PM Gleason Library, Carlisle MA
July 17, - 5:30pm Heywood Library, Gardner, MA
July 19 - 10am Camp, Greenwich CT, 1pm camp, Riverdale, NY
July 22, - 6:30pm, Broome County Library, Binghamton NY
July 23, - 11am Public Library, East Longmeadow, MA
July 24, - 1:30pm Haledon Library, North Haledon, NJ
July 24, - 4:30pm West Milford Library, West Milford, NJ
July 30, - 2pm Belmont Library, Belmont, NH
July 31, - 10am Nevins Library, Methuen ,MA
August 5, - 6:30pm Prosser Library, Bloomfield, CT
August 7, - 3pm Brooks Free Library, Harwich, MA
August 8, - 10am River University Summer Camp, Nashua, NH
August 5, -6:30pm Prosser Library, Bloomfield, CT
August 8, - 10am River University Summer Camp, Nashua, NH
August 7, - 2pm Brooks Free Library, Harwich, MA
August 14, - 12:30, 1:30, 2:30pm Artists in thePark,Wolfeboro, NH
August 22, - 1pm Berkshire Atheneum, Pittsfield, MA
A Fun Comic Mime Show! Rivest Library Show on TV!
Stress Relief Workshop! Laughter Yoga with Adults
" ...definitely hire him! He is easy to work with, and he is an impressive performer. Both the children and adults who came to his show at our library were laughing throughout his hour-long performance." Marissa Ciullo, Children's Librarian, Oxford Public Library, CT
"His energy is contagious, and I find fairly reticent kids eager to mime the mime, and we all get to learn some moves. We'll have him back again...He's always a hit. Amy Gavalis, Children's Librarian, Lincoln Public Library, Lincoln, MA
"I highly recommend Robert Rivest! I wish he could take over classes for a day, inspire some kids to get fit and learn to use their bodies in new ways and laugh a little more." Teen Advisor, Lunenberg Public Library, MA
" Extremely gifted . . . Mr. Rivest's show was a huge success based on the feedback of patrons and staff of all ages! We loved reading was promoted! Laurie Meheran, Burlington Public Library, CT
"Very entertaining and inspiring! He held the adults' and children's attention well. It was the most successful show our library hosted and, without a doubt,, the show most able to bridge the generation gap." Mary Farrell, Children's Librarian, George Homes Bixby Memorial Library, Francestown, NH
Literacy Alive Show! Science is Fun!
"We enjoyed your visit immensely. The way you interacted with the kids, and made sure any who wanted to participate got to participate, was especially appreciated. Also, the way you incorporated stories into the mime performance was very unique . . . You had the kids (and adults!) attention the entire time."
Becky Manahan, St. Albans Free Library, VT
"The kids - and adults - who attended Robert's show were completely mesmerized by his performance. . . There were kids as young as three up on stage with tweens and teens, and everyone had a great time . . . A mom who was sitting next to me during Robert's performance turned to me at one point and said, "He's AMAZING!! Wow!!" Abby Kingsbury, Harvard Public Library, MA
"The audience was quite captivated by Robert's mime activities! Robert was extremely professional and the children and adults were mesmerized by his performance!"
Laura Sidoti, Greece Public Library, NY
Spread joy and laughter @ your library with Comic Mime Robert Rivest