Robert Rivest
Wellness, Laughter & Stress Relief


Stress Relief for Librarians and Library Staff

2023 Summer & Year Round Library Shows Live & Online Options!

Flexibility is key. I can do any of my programs:


Virtual Live Stream 

Virtual Recorded Video

I am open to other options as they become available.

Let's chat today!


Stress Relief, Team Building and Laughter Games for Librarians and Library Staff Robert Rivest offers creative stress relief workshops, in-services and staff development training for librarians and staff! His most popular staff development program for libraries is part comic relief and part stress relief tips from mindfulness meditation, tai-chi and laughter yoga. The laughter and improv team building exercises are tons of fun! The take away stress relief tips are very effective for work in the library and every day life. It can be a great stress reliever for the whole population, a library conference keynote, worksop, breakout session or a special staff workshop/in-service/training.

Learn, Laugh, and Let Go: Interactive Stress Relief for Librarians and Library Staff! Robert Rivest takes a humorous look at modern day stress, library work stress,  and what we can do about it. Using mime, comedy, insight, and interaction Robert offers both "comic relief" and practical stress relieving techniques. With Robert's down-to-earth sense of humor and engaging style, audiences find stress reduction natural and easy. His closing interactive series of movement and laughter helps everyone get back to work, school, or home feeling calm and refreshed.


How we handle stress affects every part of our lives!
Comic Relief Story                        Stress Management Tips


Enjoy the Ride! Program length: Very Flexible!

20-90 minutes for a Comic Keynote. 

30 Min for Lunchtime Laughter Lift.

1 hour to 1 full day for Staff Development, Corporate Wellness Webinars,  Stress Relief and Laughter Programs.

Robert Rivest's comic keynotes, creative stress relief programs, staff development and "Laughter in the Workplace" workshops offer new and refreshing ways to:

  • Improve morale
  • Build team spirit
  • Relieve stress
  • Develop a positive mindset 
  • Boost productivity and efficiency
  • Increase workplace happiness & Joy
  • Promote a healthier, happier workforce


Contact Robert

Phone: 413-519-2256



Now Booking Summer 2023

Here is where I have booked so far. Still several dates available.


June 21 “Summer Fun @ Your Library” 6:30pm Portland, CT

June 22, “Camp Staff Development/Team Building” 1pm Longmeadow, MA

June 24 “Wellbeing Laughter” Carol Rivest Memorial Foundation Benefit”  3-7pm Monson, MA

June 27 “All Together Now” 11am, Bethlehem, NH

June 27 “Comic Mime Robert Rivest” 2pm, Thornton, NH

June 28 “Find Your Voice” 2pm, Abington, MA


July 5  “Find Your Voice” 10am New Britain, CT

July 11 “Comic Mime Robert Rivest” 12pm Middlebury, VT

July 12 “Find Your Own Voice”  4pm Wilton, CT

July 12 “All Together Now”  6pm Ridgefield, CT

July 13  “Comic Mime Robert Rivest” 6:30pm Sandwich MA


July 17 “All Together Now” 10:30am Ossipee, NH

July 18 “Finding Your Own Voice” 4pm Harvard, MA

July 19  “Teen Volunteer Appreciation” 5:30pm Garnerville, NY

July 20 “Two Workshops & Comic Mime Show” 1pm, 2:30pm, 6:30 pm Loudonville, NY 

July 21 “Comic Mime Robert Rivest” 2:30pm New Haven, CT


July 25 “Science in Motion w/ Robert Rivest” 1pm Hollis, NH

July 26 “All Together Now” 2pm Wyckoff, NJ

July 27 “Find Your Own Voice” 4pm Mahopac, NY

July 28 “Find Your Own Voice” 11am Hopkinton, NH


August 2 “Find Your Own Voice” 10am Franklin, NH BB

August 2 “Finding Your Own Voice” 2pm Plymouth, NH BB

August 3 “Summer Fun @ Your Library” 6pm Old Saybrook, CT


August 8 “All Together, Comic Mime Robert Rivest” 4pm Brookfield, CT

August 9 “All Together, Comic Mime Robert Rivest” 2pm Greenport, NY

August 10 "Finding Your Voice” 2pm Charlton, MA

August 11 "Finding Your Voice” 10:30 am Seymour, CT


August 15 “Retro Reading” Summer Reading 4pm West Brookfield, MA BB

August 15 “Wellbeing Laughter” 7pm Shrewsbury, MA BB

August 16, “Mindfulness in Motion w/ Robert Rivest” 2pm Methuen, MA


August 18 “Find Your Own Voice” 11am West Deptford, NJ


August 29 “Staff Development/Stress Relief” 9am-12pm Newton MA




"Thank you so much for a fantastic program in Mansfield last night!  You had the whole audience hooked right from the beginning, and it was great to see parents laughing and participating right along with kids. I imagine there were lots of imaginary walls and ropes in Mansfield homes last night, as kids were both entertained and inspired by your show. It’s always a pleasure for me to watch families having fun at the Library, so thanks again for giving us all a memorable experience."

-Judy Stoughton, Children’s Librarian Mansfield Public Library, CT




Contact Robert today to discuss the best program for you.

All Robert Rivest Programs can be done In-person or Online.