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Robert Rivest 2019 Summer Library Tour Schedule

2019 dates are still available for all of Robert Rivest’s Summer Library Programs for children, teens and adults!
BLOCK BOOKING is Available in MA, CT, NY, NH, NJ, PA, MD, VT and ME!

Robert Rivest Summer Library Tour 2019 A Universe of Stories

June 2019
6/21  (Westford, NJ) 11AM  Space: First Mime on the Moon (BB Available)
6/22  Available
6/24  Available
6/25  Available
6/26 (New Britain, Ct) 10am  Space: First Mime on the Moon
6/26 (Avon, CT) 3pm  Space: First Mime on the Moon
6/26 (Goshen, CT) 6:30pm  Space: First Mime on the Moon
6/27 (Plaistow, NH) 6pm Summer Fun! (BB Available)
6/28  Available
6/ 29 Available

July 2019
7/1  Available
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7/10 Available
7/11 Available
7/12 Available
7/13 Available
7/15 (Somerset, MA) 4pm Space: First Mime on the Moon (am BB Available)
7/15 (Somerset, MA) 6pm Robert Rivest Comic Mime “Laughter is the Best Medicine”
7/17 (Brattleboro, VT) 1:30 Space: First Mime on the Moon (BB Available)
7/17 Available
7/18 Available
7/19  Available
7/ 20 Available
7/22  Available
7/23  Available
7/24 Available
7/25 Available
7/26 (West Springfield, MA) Space: First Mime on the Moon (BB Available)
7/27  Available
7/29  Available
7/30  Available
7/31  Available

August 2019
8/1 (Adams, MA) 6pm A Universe of Stories (BB Available)
8/2 Available
8/3 Available
8/5 Available
8/6 Available
8/7 Available
8/8 Available
8/9 (Sudbury, MA) 12:30 Private Camp Comic Mime (BB Available)
8/12 (Mattituck, NY) Space: First Mime on the Moon (BB Available)
8/13 Available
8/14 (Brockton, MA) 4pm & 6pm Space: First Mime on the Moon (am BB Available)
8/15 Available
8/16 Available
8/17 Available
8/19 Available
8/20 Available
8/21 (Westhampon Beach, NY) 7pm Space: First Mime on the Moon (BB Available)
8/22 Available
8/23 Available
8/24 Available

2019 Summer Library Programs   "A Universe of Stories"  Space: First Man on the Moon!

Robert Rivest has a wide variety of shows for libraries and schools including one for this year's 2019 Summer Reading Theme, Space: Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing!

Space: First Mime on the Moon!

Robert Rivest is a funny guy, he even makes space funny. Using mime, comedy, and interactive stories, Robert explores a universe of humorous space stories. He combines classic mime artistry with hilarious highlights of space travel and the Apollo Moon Landing. With plenty of audience participation, Robert brings his sensational space stories to life before your eyes! In addition to his ‘Universe of Stories,’ everyone will learn cool mime illusions. Together we will act out how to be a test pilot, go through astronaut training, take a rocket into outer space, float around in weightlessness, walk on the moon and more. The fun we will have with movement, expression, imagination and laughter, is truly "out of this world!"

Inner Space: Time to Space-Out 

A workshop on the power of down time. The art of doing nothing. In this fast paced multitasking world it easy to want to fill every moment. Robert shares the importance of setting time aside to do nothing. Call it what you will, space-out time, do-nothing time, unplugged time or nap time . . . it is extremely valuable. Non-doing time can help you clear your mind, reflect on what you have learned, see life from a new angle, be more creative and relieve stress.

Or just for the fun of it . . .

Summer Fun @ Your Library!

This is a pure celebration of everything that we love about summer. Comic mime Robert Rivest performs his favorite stories about summer and invites audience members to join in. Stories about the sun, swimming, camping, travel, friendship, ice cream, late nights, lightening bugs and more! This fun family show is full of audience participation! In addition to Robert’s humorous and inspirational mime theater stories, everyone will learn amazing mime illusions and how to create their own mime story. Together, we will act out exciting characters and stories highlighting summer fun!

Robert ends his summer library programs with an interactive mime “poem” about the joys of reading, books and libraries.

Robert Rivest is a comic mime/dancer/speaker with over 20 years of experience performing in schools and libraries. He studied mime, dance, improvisation and acting in Paris and NYC. He brings over 20 joy filled years of experience to every performance.

"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


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.

Robert is great at helping people celebrate reading, their library and their lives. He creates a positive, shared library experience that is full of laughter and joy. The number one comment that Robert hears from librarians after his program is, "Everyone came out looking so happy and joyful."

These popupar library shows are also available:

Learn, Laugh, and Let Go: An Interactive Stress Relief Show!

Robert Rivest takes a humorous look at modern day stress and what we can do about it. He shares easy to follow stress relief strategies that allow everyone to get back to work, school, or home, feeling calm and refreshed.

Healthy Choices - Healthy Lives

is a high-energy comedy program in which health and humor go hand in hand. Robert Rivest's humorous insights connect deeply with children, teens, and adults moving them to make mindful choices about food, exercise, entertainment and safety.

Mindfulness and Stress Relief

Robert Rivest's "Mindfulness and Stress Relief" Library programs help teach the basics of mindfulness in a fun, entertaining way. Robert is a great presenter, he shares simple stories and humorous tales that bring mindfulness principles to life.

Literacy Alive - Let's Celebrate Reading!

is a quick moving fun-filled enrichment program that gets audiences of all ages excited about reading. Robert Rivest reveals the "hidden treasures" of reading and comically illustrates and the joys of reading everyday.
Laughter is the Best Medicine:

Highlights the best of Robert Rivest's 20 year career as a master mime performer, comic actor and improv artist. Through humorous mime stories, spoken word physical comedy and a zany cast of characters, Robert Rivest transforms an empty stage into pure hilarity!

Science in Motion!

is a mesmerizing blend of comedy and science that enthralls both children and adults. Robert Rivest, comically explores how scientists and artists see the world around us.  

 "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

Robert Rivest is an internationally admired performer and teacher. He is a renowned comic mime artist, an accomplished health, literacy and stress relief educator, a gifted laughter yoga teacher and an engaging public speaker. Since 1990 Robert Rivest has given over 7,000 presentations in Europe, Asia, Africa and across the U.S. His mission is to use mindfulness, laughter and the performing arts to bring health and happiness to individuals and organizations around the world.

Spread joy and laughter @ your library with Comic Mime Robert Rivest

2019 dates are still available for all of Robert Rivest’s Summer Library Programs for children, teens and adults!

 Summer Library Reading Program BLOCK BOOKING is Available in MA, CT, NY, NH, NJ, PA, MD, VT and ME!