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November 1, 2020

Crocodile & Hen

Crocodile & Hen

November 1, 2020

First Sundays with RAM and Inlandia@home
Sunday, November 1 • 2 PM
RSVP required: 

Crocodile and Hen (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Crocodile wants to eat that juicy little hen, but hen and others finally convince him that they are truly brother and sister.

As we shelter at home, join Inlandia as we take you to distant lands without ever leaving your living room. Master puppeteer Nicole Cloeren joins beloved storyteller Karen Rae Kraut for a powerful mix of interactive storytelling and puppetry. Karen’s stories and Nicole’s puppets will open your eyes to new ways of interpreting the world and open your hearts to a powerful form of play. In this series, we will travel to India, France, Mexico, Democratic Republic of Congo, Japan, and Kasakhstan through these universal stories of friendship and understanding.


Nicole Cloeren is the founder of Puppets a la Carte, where she uses puppets and techniques of improvisation to create a space of surprise and wonder in which we can all learn from one another. She is a resident artist at Riverside Film Studios, has performed with puppets at numerous indoor, outdoor, and online events around southern California, and loves partnering with other artists.

Karen Rae Kraut has been blending story, song and creative movement in schools, libraries, museums and theatres from California to East Tennessee since 1990.  She has toured for the Smithsonian, and was commissioned by the McCallum Theatre to create a storyteller’s version of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”  Karen’s CD, “Cooler Water Cora and Other Stories,” is the winner of an iParenting Media Award for Audio Excellence and a National Parenting Publications Honors Award.  She has performed for Riverside’s First Sundays program since its inception in 1997.

One Community, Many Voices: 'There Should Be Flowers' by Joshua Jennifer Espinoza Discussions

One Community, Many Voices: 'There Should Be Flowers' by Joshua Jennifer Espinoza Discussions

November 1, 2020

Sundays, November 1, 8, 15 • 4 PM

Free • Reservations required • Go to

Discussion leaders:
November 1: Lucas Lopez
November 8: Kini Sosa
November 15: Serena Trujillo

How to participate in our Community Read:

Get a FREE copy of There Should be Flowers by Joshua Jennifer Espinoza. Reserve a copy at one of our participating public libraries  (no library card required) and schedule a pickup. See below for locations and phone numbers.

Read the book and attend one of our Zoom public discussions of There Should be Flowers—Sundays: November 1, 8, 15 • 4–5 PM

About the Author:

Joshua Jennifer Espinoza is a trans woman poet living in California. Her work has been published in The American Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, and West Branch, among others. She is the author of I’m Alive / It Hurts / I Love It (Big Lucks 2019), and THERE SHOULD BE FLOWERS (CCM 2016).


It’s not too late to join in and read the book!


How it works:

• Call a participating library to make an appointment to pick up your free book.
• At your appointed time, drive to the participating library.
• Pick up at a designated pick up area (varies by branch).
• Face coverings required at all branches.
• No library card required to pick up your free book.

Riverside Public Libraries (Curbside Pickup)

Arlanza Library • 951-826-2217 • 8267 Philbin Ave • Riverside, CA 92503

Arlington Library • 951-826-2291 • 9556 Magnolia Ave • Riverside, CA 92503

SSgt. Salvador J. Lara Casa Blanca Library • 951-826-2120 • 2985 Madison St • Riverside, CA 92504

SPC. Jesus S. Duran Eastside Library • 951-826-2235 • 4033 Chicago Ave #C • Riverside, CA 92507

La Sierra Library • 951-826-2461 • 4600 La Sierra Ave • Riverside, CA 92505

Marcy Library • 951-826-2078 • 6927 Magnolia Ave • Riverside, CA 92506

Orange Terrace Library • 951-826-2184• 20010 Orange Terrace Pkwy • Riverside, CA 92508

Riverside County Libraries (Curbside Pickup)

La Quinta Library • 760-564-4767 • 78275 Calle Tampico • La Quinta, CA 92253

Palm Desert Library • 760-346-6552 • 73-300 Fred Waring Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Sun City Library • 951-679-3534 • 26982 Cherry Hills Blvd • Sun City, CA 92586

Louis Robidoux • 951-682-5485 • 5840 Mission Blvd • Jurupa Valley, CA 92509

San Bernardino County Libraries (Counter Pick Up Inside)

Apple Valley Branch Library • 760-2 47-2022 • 14901 Dale Evans Pkwy • Apple Valley, CA 92307

Chino Hills Branch Library • 909-590-5380 • 14020 City Center Dr • Chino Hills, CA 91709

Fontana Lewis Library & Learning Center • 909-574-4500 • 8437 Sierra Ave • Fontana, CA 92335-3892

Hesperia Branch Library • 760-244-4898 • 9650 7th Ave • Hesperia, CA 92345

Highland Branch Library • 909-425-4700 • 7863 Central Ave • Highland, CA 92346-4107

This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a partner of the NEF. Visit