Cosmo is photoshopped to look like he's wearing a lion costume; it's very cute but he looks disgusted.

Hello, roar, honk, cockle doodle doo and hee haw, my friends. This is Cosmo the library cat, channeling several different animals to get in the spirit of the upcoming Musical Story Hour on Saturday, February 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Star Hall! 

Four times each year, the Grand County Public Library teams up with the Moab Music Festival to offer a special Musical Story Hour featuring different musical artists, and this story hour is going to be extra special.

Moab Music Festival artists will present Carnival of the Animals by French composer Charles Camille Saint-Saens, with Angelica Salazar doing narration and violin, Steven White on cello, and Michael Barrett playing piano. Carnival of the Animals features short musical pieces inspired by a variety of critters and has a light, comedic tone. 

To make the experience extra fun, we encourage you to come dressed as your favorite animal (animal PJs are also a great choice), and bring your favorite animal stuffy. I’m expecting to see a lot of tuxedo cats in the audience. Afterward, the library will provide free craft to-go bags for children with the materials to make a paper bag animal puppet.  

The Musical Story Hour is always free and is a partnership between the Moab Music Festival and Grand County Public Library, with additional funding from the City of Moab and The Synergy Company. This Musical Story Hour will be the grand finale of the Moab Music Festival’s seventh annual Winterlude series. It’s a great event for children and their caregivers, but all ages are welcome. I hope to see you there!