Doug Nolan's Top 5 for Families


Children's performer Doug Nolan.Many San Mateo County Library branches had the pleasure of hosting Doug Nolan of Rock Steady Juggling this summer. His Eco-Tainment! program was a fast-paced and exciting blend of juggling, comedy, music, magic, and environmental education.

Doug is a founding member of The Sippy Cups, an amazing local children’s pop-rock band. Their theatrical performances have gained them a huge following across the Bay Area and U.S. Check out their CDs, including The Time Machine, Electric Story-land!, and Kids Rock for Peas.

Doug’s Top 5 for Families

Doug, a local resident, frequently visits the Half Moon Bay Library with his family. I asked him to give us a Top 5 List of items he recommends families check out from San Mateo County Libraries. He enthusiastically gave us not only a kid-friendly Top 5 List, but also a Top 5 List for grown-ups, available on the Collective Brain blog.

1. Books: My 7 year old daughter loves the A-Z Mystery series by Ron Roy and the Nancy Drew series. My 10 year old son loves The Lost Hero and The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan as well as The Simpsons by Matt Groening and Garfield by Jim Davis.

2. Movies: Monsters, Inc; Shrek; Toy Story

3. Music: Dan Zanes, They Might Be Giants, The Sippy Cups (I co-founded The Sippy Cups with 2 other Coastside dads in 1994).

4. Play: Roald Dahl's Charlie and Chocolate Factory. My son performed in Half Moon Bay Coastal Rep's version a couple of years ago.

5. Classic Books: The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, and Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. I have tattoos of illustrations from each of these classics!

Rock Steady Juggling – Live!

Be sure to check out Doug and Rock Steady Juggling live, in person. The show is phenomenal! Visit the Rock Steady Juggling Calendar of Events to find out where the next show is at!


Author Bio:

Karen Choy is impressed by Doug's ability to juggle a sword, bowling ball, and Slinky--all at the same time!

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