What would you do if you answered the door one snowy winter night, and there stood a wild bear, begging to come in by your fire? So begins the story of “Two Roses and a Burly Bear," a charming tale for all ages performed with hand puppets by The Milkweed Puppet Theater.

The performance will be held Saturday, July 30, at 10:30 a.m. at Appleton library.

The story is an original version of a Grimm’s fairytale, Snow White and Rose Red, not to be confused with the other Snow White who lived with seven dwarves. This Snow White has a kindly mother and a best-buddy sister, but who is the bear? Why does he dread the coming of spring? What do you do with an ungrateful old dwarf who always seems to need your help? Bring yourself and a friend to the show and find out!

The Milkweed Puppet Theater is the work of Nancy Tyndall, a recent arrival to Appleton. She has been quietly traveling throughout Maine for more than 25 years, teaching puppetry and entertaining audiences with her one-woman shows at schools, libraries, museums and community centers. Her repertoire features folk tales from around the world with themes of kindness, humor, imagination and love of simple beauties.

“There’s just something about a puppet show that makes children’s eyes light up, and they’re delighted that the puppets can hear and respond to them. These old tales speak a poetic language, a loving language of laughter and wonder that seeks to encourage as well as to enchant,“ Tyndall said in a news release.

For more information, log on to 785-5656 or appletonlibraryjane@gmail.com.