Advocate staff report

Playmakers of Baton Rouge will open its annual Summer Neighborhood Library Tour on Tuesday, June 14, with “Just So,” a play adapted by Morrey McElroy from the original stories written by Rudyard Kipling.

This fast-paced, whimsical show, is performed by a troupe of four storytellers. First published in 1902, the stories are “Pourquoi (French for Why?)” or “Origin Stories,” imaginative accounts that explain natural phenomena. The first of these fanciful tales came to life as bedtime stories for Kipling’s young daughter who insisted that they be told —- just so.

Admission is free. The tour schedule is:

  • Tuesday, June 14
  • 2 p.m. White Castle Branch Library, 32835 Bowie St., White Castle, (225) 545-8424.
  • Wednesday, June 15
  • 10 a.m. Julian Poydras Branch Library, 4985 Julian Poydras Lane, Rougon, (225) 627-5846.
  • 2 p.m. Livonia Public Library, 3100 La. 78, Livonia, (225) 637-2987.
  • Thursday, June 16
  • 10 a.m. New Roads Main Library, 201 Claiborne St., New Roads, (225) 638-7593.
  • 1:30 p.m. Innis Branch Library, 4306 Nichols St., Innis, (225) 492-2632.
  • 4:30 p.m. Morganza Branch Library, E. Railroad Ave, Morganza, (225) 694-2428.
  • Wednesday, June 22
  • 1 p.m. Delmont Gardens Branch Library, 3351 Lorraine St., (225) 354-7050.
  • Thursday, June 23
  • 10:30 a.m., East Iberville Branch Library, 715 Monticello St., St. Gabriel, (225) 642-8380.
  • 2 p.m. Baker Branch Library, 3501 Groom Road., Baker, (225) 778-5940.
  • Monday, June 27
  • 2 p.m. Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St., Zachary, (225) 658-1840.
  • Tuesday, June 28
  • 10 a.m. Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Hwy., (225) 354-7540.
  • 2:30 p.m. Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., (225) 763-2240.
  • Thursday, June 30
  • 2 p.m. Central Branch Library, 11260 Joor Road., (225) 262-2640.
  • Tuesday, July 5
  • 2 p.m. Fairwood Branch Library, 12910 Old Hammond Hwy., (225) 924-9385.
  • Wednesday, July 6
  • 10 a.m. Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road, (225) 756-1140.
  • 2:30 p.m. Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., (225) 231-3740.
  • Thursday, July 7
  • 2 p.m. Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St., (225) 389-7440.
  • Monday, July 11
  • 10 a.m. Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library, 13600 Pride-Port Hudson Road, Pride (225) 658-1540.
  • Tuesday, July 12
  • 2 p.m. Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road, (225) 274-4440.
  • Wednesday, July 13
  • 10 a.m. Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road, (225) 231-3240.
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (225) 578-6996 OR VISIT playmakersBR.org.