Magician Fish the Magish performs at Lanier Library

Published 9:38 am Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Magician Fish the Magish will perform at the Lanier Library’s summer children’s program on Saturday, July 16 at 2 p.m. The program is free and everyone is welcome.
Fish the Magish, also known as Mike Fisher, lives in Asheboro, N.C., and has performed entertaining and educational programs for children at schools, libraries, and churches all over the south since 1992.
This will be his third appearance at the Lanier Library and this time he will present his newest program, “Magic Around the World.”
Having three grown children and three grandchildren, Fisher has a special rapport with young children and presents programs that engage and interact with the audience. However, he was presented with an unexpected quandary the last time he appeared at the Lanier Library.
After pulling Rosco the Rabbit (a hand puppet) out of his hat, he asked the children in the audience if the rabbit could use his magic wand. One little girl about 6 or 7 years old put up her hand and said “no.” When he asked her why, she informed him that rabbits couldn’t use magic wands because they don’t have opposable thumbs. Somehow, perhaps by magic, Rosco was able to overcome his handicap.
The Lanier Library is one of 16 membership libraries in the United States. Founded in 1890 by a group of five women when Tryon had only 24 residences, it is the oldest institution in Polk County. It is supported entirely by its members, endowments, and grants.
This program is made possible by a grant from the Kirby Endowment Fund.
– article submitted
by Frances Flynn

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