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BubbleMania thrills kids at Modesto library

 Excitement bubbled with abandon at the wonderful shapes being created in the Stanislaus County Library’s basement.

This was BubbleMania, after all, a 45-minute program of fun and science that drew some 135 people to the downtown space. It started with a tepid hello from the youngsters that quickly turned into loud oohs and aahs once the bubble-making started. But it was clear from the entire audience’s reaction that this was a show for all ages. “Doesn’t matter what age you are,”...


"BubbleMania' Seizes Santa Barbara Library"


On Tuesday, Santa Barbara's Central Library hosted Los Angeles-based interactive show "BubbleMania," which entertains and educates its young audiences by sharing the science behind bubbles.

The event was all about bubbles, so "Bubblologist" Jilber Ferri asked the children to describe them. Mr. Ferri entertained the nearly 200 attendees, primarily 3- to 10-year-olds and their parents, with his deft manipulation of bubbles.

"Are you ready for some big bubbles?" he called out to the delight of the crowd.

Big bubbles were definitely part of the show. Some of the bubbles that Mr. Ferri released to float over the children were bigger than their heads. But even bigger ones came later when Mr. Ferri took out a hula hoop-sized ring to create giant bubbles.

Besides entertaining his audience, Mr. Ferri educated them, discussing the science behind bubbles and detailing their shapes and reflective qualities.

This marks the second year "BubbleMania" has been featured at the Santa Barbara Public Library, said assistant children's librarian Nuvia Alvarez.

"It's a great crowd-pleaser. this is our biggest event so far. It was hopping in here" Ms. Alvarez said. ""


"WOW. You guys are AWESOME, we had the BEST TIME EVER yesterday and our Bubbleologist was really amazing- she made it even more fun than we'd imagined, she was so engaging with all the kids- AND the adults. She was punctual, helpful and totally fabulous- we will recommend this to everyone we know-  Can't wait to have another Bubble Party!!!  Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!"

Jemma Cohen, Santa Barbara, CA


reatest assembly ever! The students were totally engaged, excited, happy and cheering during the assembly. And they learned something about bubbles. Parents in an adjoining room commented on how much fun the students were having and wanted to join the group. We had preschoolers - fifth grade and they keep asking when is Bubblemania coming back?


Mary Lou Pennington, First Presbyterian Weekday School, Northridge, CA


"What an amazing bubble show, your bubblologist was amazing!. We've had so many people tell us how much they enjoyed the bubbles AND the " bubble guy". It was soooo entertaining and a fun learning experience. Kudos to BubbleMania."

Krista jones, Rancho Mirage, CA  


"Dear Bubble Mania, Thank you for performing at Childrens Hospital and Health Center's Third Annual All About Kids Expo. Your performance was excellent and the audience truly enjoyed it We appreciate all of the effort you made to make your performance special. Again, thank you. It is the talent and professionalism of participants like Bubble Mania & Co. that makes the All About Kids Expo one of the most popular family events in San Diego."

Childrens Hospital, San Diego, CA


"I would like to thank you for going to my son's school today for the bubble assembly. They really enjoyed it as did I. Before I left, one of the 7th grader came up to me and gave me high five and said that was the best thing so far this year."

Serina Nolasco, St Hillary School, Pico Rivera ,CA


"I have to tell you, it was an absolute success. Everyone had a such a great time, we were very pleased and my son had a blast! for the record books."

Natalie LaDouceur, Capistrano Beach, CA


"Dear Bubble Mania, your program was an inspiration to help motivate our young readers and scientists! The experience was found to be both enjoyable and rewarding. The Mission Vejo Branch Library looks forward to working with you again in the near future."

Mission Viejo Branch Library, Mission Viejo, CA


"A wonderful,entertaining, educational assembly that holds the interest of K-6, Never knew you could do so much with bubbles."

Pearlblossom, Pearlblossom, CA


"Your Assembly program was excellent. The kids loved it. your program had great visual impact and the way you involved the kids was great."  

Echo Mountain Elementary, Phoenix, AZ


"The students really enjoyed your assembly program. I believe what you taught us about the properties of bubbles benefited the students the most. The Bubblologist was entertaining and really knew how to work with the students."

Redbird Elementary, Mesa, AZ


"Dear Bubble Mania, we would like to thank you for entertaining our children during our recent visit to your city. Your bubbles were quite amazing and we were all total intrigued with what you were able to do. The kids, of course, just loved being put in a bubble."

Koru Care, Air New Zealand


 "Bubble Mania's Festival program was original, unique and fun entertainment for our company picnic. The bubblologist was outgoing and fantastic. She kept the children and adults entertained and intrigued with the bubbles. It was wonderful that I didn't have to worry about checking on the bubble festival. She took care of everything." 

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