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'Magic Man' to visit library for show
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Forsyth County News

Keith Karnok, also known as "Mr. Keith the Magic Man," will be performing his magic and ventriloquism Monday at Sharon Forks Library.

The show, which is set for 3:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., is part of the library’s summer reading program. 

"One World, Many Stories," stars Karnok’s two puppets, a talking and singing Gooney bird named Vern and a confused duck named Chuck. 

Though it uses magic tricks, Karnok said the main focus of his show is to encourage children to read.

"Hopefully, I get my message across, which is, ‘Check out some books. Check out reading,’" he said. 

Karnok said his show is appropriate for children of all ages because it is high energy and involves the crowd.

"There’s a lot of audience interaction," he said. "I think that’s the most important thing for me. [I want] everybody feeling like they’re part of it." 

For six years, the Watkinsville-based Karnok has been performing across Georgia.

He estimates his shows at elementary schools and libraries number more than 2,000. 

"I’m looking forward to coming to Cumming. I think we’ve got a great show," he said.

"I hope we can get [the kids] excited about reading. That’s the goal."