Follow the story of Princess Aurora, as a snubbed malevolent fairy casts a curse on the princess that only a prince can break.

Listen to lively classical music selections, and hear a musical folktale.

Or, kiss a pig?

This and more will be offered at libraries, centers and camps throughout the Baton Rouge area this summer. Performers including the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s Youth Ballet, the Louisiana Sinfonietta and Farmer Minor and Daisy the (Reading) Pig are all on tour, bringing their shows to the young and young at heart.

BRBT Youth Ballet

The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s Youth Ballet has begun its summer tour of Sleeping Beauty, a classic story directed by Rebecca Acosta. The 30-performance tour runs through June 15. All library performances are free and open to the public.

The Youth Ballet’s rendition of Sleeping Beauty, with music by Tchaikovsky, runs 45 minutes and features new choreography by Acosta and sets designed by Dallas Teague.

The Youth Ballet is made up of more than 50 ballet students ages 10-14. Each summer the Youth Ballet performs for 4,000-plus people.

The tour is part of the BRBT’s community outreach programming, sponsored in part by grants from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and the Louisiana Division of the Arts. BRBT is also a recipient organization of the Community Fund for the Arts and an honor company in Southwest Regional Dance America.

For more information contact (225) 766-8379 or visit http://www.batonrougeballet.org.

SCHEDULE:

Friday, June 3: 10 a.m., Carver Branch Library; 1 p.m., Sunrise Retirement Community; 3 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library

Monday, June 6: 10 a.m., Central Branch Library; 1 p.m., Dunham School; 3 p.m., St. James Place

Tuesday, June 7: 9 a.m., Whealdon; 11 a.m., Early Learning; 2 p.m., Delmont Gardens Branch Library

Wednesday, June 8: 10 a.m., Eden Park Branch Library; 1 p.m., Education for the Homeless; 3 p.m., Zachary Branch Library

Thursday, June 9: 10 a.m., Main Library; 1 p.m., Lake Sherwood Retirement; 3 p.m., Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library

Friday, June 10: 10 a.m., Broadmoor Methodist; 1 p.m., Trinity; 3 p.m., St. Andrews Camp

Wednesday, June 15: 10 a.m., Port Allen Community Center; 1 p.m., Addis Community Center

Louisiana Sinfonietta

Members of the Louisiana Sinfonietta, under the direction of Dinos Constantinides, will present concerts at various library branches during June.

These programs are for all ages in conjunction with the statewide Summer Reading Club Program. The Sinfonietta’s 45-minute program, “One World, Many Tunes,” includes lively shorts with classical music selections for various combinations of a seven- to eight-musician ensemble, and will conclude with a special musical folktale performed by Judy Constantinides.

Registration is required. For more information or to register, call the individual library branch.

SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, June 14: 10 a.m., Zachary Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library

Wednesday, June 15: 10 a.m., Delmont Gardens Branch Library

Thursday, June 16: 10 a.m., Central Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Eden Park Branch Library

Friday, June 17: 10 a.m., Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library

Monday, June 20: 10 a.m., Main Library

Tuesday, June 21: 10 a.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library

Thursday, June 23: 10 a.m., Baker Branch Library

Playmakers of BR

Playmakers of Baton Rouge will take audiences on an international tour.

The show will feature short stories and legends from across the four corners of the globe with plenty of exciting surprises and smiles for all ages, a news release said.

Registration is required. For more information or to register, call the individual library branch.

SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, June 8: 10 a.m., Carver Branch Library

Thursday, June 9: 2:30 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library

Monday, June 13: 2:30 p.m., Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library

Tuesday, June 14: 10 a.m., Eden Park Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Main Library

Thursday, June 16: 10 a.m., Zachary Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Baker Branch Library

Monday, June 20: 10 a.m., Delmont Gardens Branch Library

Tuesday, June 21: 10 a.m., Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library

Monday, June 27: 10 a.m., River Center Branch Library

Wednesday, June 29: 10 a.m., Scotlandville Branch Library

Thursday, June 30: 10 a.m., Central Branch Library; 2 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library

Cangelosi Dance Project

Kris Cangelosi, director of the Cangelosi Dance Project, will present “Summer Beat 2011”, a dance lecture/demonstration at several libraries.

The program will introduce, educate and offer performances of a variety of choreographic dances including jazz, tap, ballet and acro. The program is geared toward children and young teens.

Cangelosi will also discuss keeping fit through dance, and lead the children in movement participation at the end of each program.

SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, July 12: 3 p.m., Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library

Thursday, July 14: 1 p.m., Zachary Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library

Friday, July 15: 10 a.m., River Center Branch Library; 1 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library

Saturday, July 16: 10 a.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library; 1 p.m., Main Library

Harvey Rabbit, Friends

Join Harvey Rabbit, Cecil the Orangutan, Miss Laura and Mr. Tim as they bring fun and mayhem to the library with live-action puppetry, music and more.

This program is intended for children ages 2-11. Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact the individual library branch.

This program is supported in part by a Decentralized Arts Funding Grant from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge in cooperation with the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, and Louisiana State Arts Council.

SCHEDULE:

Monday, June 6: 10 a.m., Scotlandville Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library

Wednesday, June 8: 10 a.m., Delmont Gardens Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Central Branch Library

Monday, June 20: 10 a.m., Eden Park Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library

Friday, June 24: 10 a.m., Carver Branch Library

Thursday, July 7: 2:30 p.m., Main Library

Farmer Minor, Daisy

Farmer Minor and Daisy the Pig have a mission ? to encourage children all over the nation to read.

Daisy will choose some of her favorite pig-out books and Farmer Minor will read them to us. After the program, parents can take a picture of their children kissing Daisy, so don’t forget the cameras! Children ages 2-11 are invited to attend.

Registration is required. For more information or to register, call the individual library branch.

SCHEDULE:

Monday, June 6: 10 a.m., Carver Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library

Tuesday, June 7: 10 a.m., Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Central Branch Library

Wednesday, June 8: 10 a.m., River Center Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Main Library

Thursday, June 9: 10 a.m., Eden Park Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library

Monday, June 13: 10 a.m., Scotlandville Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library

Tuesday, June 14: 10 a.m., Delmont Gardens Branch Library

Javier Juarez

In “Across the Border” with Javier Juarez, audiences will discover the unique and exciting traditions of Mexico from the pre-European colonization to modern time.

Juarez takes children ages 5-11 on a journey through dance to several different regions in Mexico. The journey begins with the Native Indian dance called “The Aztecs,” and ends with a very popular rhythm today called “Salsa.” Audience participation is encouraged when people from the audience are invited to learn a traditional Mexican folklore dance.

Registration is required. For more information or to register, call the individual library branch.

This program is supported in part by a Decentralized Arts Funding Grant from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge in cooperation with the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, and Louisiana State Arts Council.

SCHEDULE:

Monday, June 20: 10 a.m., Scotlandville Branch Library; 2:30 p.m. Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library

Tuesday, June 21: 10 a.m., Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Central Branch Library

Wednesday, June 22: 10 a.m., Eden Park Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Main Library

Thursday, June 23: 10 a.m., Delmont Gardens Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library

Friday, June 24: 10 a.m., River Center Branch Library

Monday, June 27: 10 a.m., Baker Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Zachary Branch Library

Tuesday, June 28: 10 a.m., Carver Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library

Angela Davis

Angela Davis, along with Dave Milliken, will present 13 storytelling performances.

The performances will include live animals and cover a variety of cultural and educational themes based on the summer reading program. Their program is geared to children ages 3-11.

Registration is required. For more information or to register, call the individual library branch.

This program is supported in part by a Decentralized Arts Funding Grant from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge in cooperation with the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, and Louisiana State Arts Council.

SCHEDULE:

Monday, June 6: 10 a.m., Delmont Gardens Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library

Tuesday, June 7: 10 a.m., Eden Park Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Main Library

Wednesday, June 8: 10 a.m., Scotlandville Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library

Thursday, June 9: 10 a.m., Zachary Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library

Monday, June 13: 10 a.m., Baker Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Central Branch Library

Tuesday, June 14: 10 a.m., Carver Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library

Wednesday, June 15: 10 a.m., River Center Branch Library

Mike Waugh

Mike the Librarian and his trusty guitar, Oscar, will perform popular children’s songs like “Wheels on the Bus,” “I’ve Been Working On the Railroad,” “Six Little Ducks” and many more.

Children ages 2 and up can have fun singing along to these classic children’s songs.

Registration is required. For more information or to register, call the individual library branch.

SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, June 15: 10:30 a.m., Main Library

Tuesday, June 21: 10 a.m., Carver Branch Library

Thursday, June 23: 10:30 a.m., Eden Park Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library

Tuesday, June 28: 10 a.m., Zachary Branch Library

Eric Herman

Eric Herman will be performing for children ages 2-11 at area libraries in July.

His creative music show and program involves the audience and makes education entertaining. Herman’s music has been heard on PBS Kids and XM Radio, and his video for “The Elephant Song” has become very popular online. Herman’s website is http://www.erichermanmusic.com.

Registration is required. For more information or to register, call the individual library branch.

This program is supported in part by a Decentralized Arts Funding Grant from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge in cooperation with the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, and Louisiana State Arts Council.

SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, July 6: 10 a.m., Carver Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Main Library

Thursday, July 7: 10 a.m., Eden Park Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Baker Branch Library

Friday, July 8: 10 a.m., Scotlandville Branch Library

Saturday, July 9: 10 a.m., Zachary Branch Library

Monday, July 11: 10 a.m., Central Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library

Tuesday, July 12: 10 a.m., Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library

Wednesday, July 13: 10 a.m., Delmont Gardens Branch Library; 2:30 p.m., Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library

Thursday, July 14: 10 a.m., River Center Branch Library

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library provided information for this story.