by Lisa Tome
Magic Mike custom designed his show for the Cecil County Public Library branches.
Mike, better known as magician Mike Rose, appeared at several of the branches recently. His show on Tuesday at Rising Sun Library, attracted a crowd of nearly 80 people, mostly children.
Rose combines fun and learning with this show which he customized to accompany the summer reading theme of "On your mark, get set, read" - a sports theme.
Rose began the show by pretending to leave. He told the audience that anyone who had seen the show before was welcome to leave. So he headed for the door. He also boggled minds by saying "Raise your hand if you're not here yet." He performed tricks with a magic wand, magic hat, and cards. Audience participation was required for most of his magic.