Youth Programs

Performances / Workshops / Books

Paul Miller captivates audiences with his unique blend of contagious energy, quirky characters, spectacular juggling, and comedy magic. With plenty of audience participation, his performances engage all ages the moment he steps on stage. Recent credits include Disney Cruise Lines, Off-Broadway, USO, and TEDx Creative Coast. In 2007, he joined forces with award winning educator and author, Dawn Daria, to strengthen the educational messages in performances and develop hands-on workshops to engage tweens and teens. In 2012, she released Grounded for Good, her first first book for middle grade readers.


Length: 45-minutes
Audience Size: Up to 350
Age Group: Varies by show (see below)
Venue: Easily adapts to a variety of space including theaters, gyms, cafeterias, and multi purpose room.

Summer Reading Program Show

Every summer, Paul shares his enthusiasm for using the library to learn new skills by creating an original show to fit the Collaborative Summer Reading Program (CSLP) theme. For 10 years, his improvisational humor has been engaging all ages (including parents!)

Science of Awesome

The audience will explore the world of science and skill toys where things fall, balance and spin. Paul leaves students (and teachers) with an urge to pick up and play with the world around them and discover the mysterious forces of the invisible, physical world. Audience: K-8

Read Yourself Silly

Students will be inspired to read as Paul tells the story of how a trip to the circus led him on an adventure filled with juggling, magic, and balloon sculpting. In the end, he learns that amazing journeys begin not at the circus, but at the library. Audience: K-8

Juggling Money

Paul tells the story of how a trip to the library led him on an adventure filled with high-flying juggling, amazing magic, and the wonders of circus. Along the way he learns that hard work and smart choices lead to rewarding results and reinforces basic financial concepts of spending, sharing, and saving in a memorable and playful way. Audience: K-6

Do Something

Paul shares his own journey from graduating with a degree in accounting to becoming a professional juggler. Based on his experiences as an entrepreneur, he encourages middle school students to discover and explore their passions while researching career options related to those interests. Students are encouraged to forge their own paths toward success. Audience: Grades 6-8

Hands-on Workshops

Length: 60-90 minutes
Audience Size: Up to 25 participants
Age Group: Grade 5-12
Venue: Open area for active play

Skill Toys from Around the World

Students explore both history and the impact of cultural exchange through toys in this hands-on workshop. Skill toys such as juggling, yo-yo, and the bilboquet have histories dating back hundreds and in some cases thousands of years. Instructors provide the cultural context for the skill toys and basic instruction on how to manipulate them. Students then experience hands-on play as it has been through the centuries. During an opportunity to reflect on this experience, students compare these unplugged toys to modern technology and draw conclusions about the future of play.

Juggle Me This

From ancient Egypt to the Renaissance to the modern circus, juggling has entertained audiences and challenged individuals to reach new heights. Three-ball juggling is broken down into simple, easy-to-learn steps while stories from its rich history are shared. Instructors create a culture of success by providing individual feedback and important resilience-building strategies. All students improve while gaining a better understanding of themselves and history.


Grounded For Good by Dawn Daria

Fiction book for upper elementary and middle grade readers in which the main character, Derek Dawson can't seem to do anything right. He couldn't wait to finish middle school, but a heroic attempt to impress his classmates on the last bus ride home sends him right back to the principal's office. Instead of a summer filled with sleeping in and hanging out with friends, Derek has to work at the family store, "volunteer" at the public library, and spend the rest of his time grounded at home. Torture, until he meets a colorful crew of kids that help him uncover hidden talents.

This book will have you rooting for Derek from beginning to end as he searches for an answer to the question inside so many of us...Where do I fit in?

Grounded for Good by Dawn Daria

Grounded for Good by Dawn Daria

Paperback: 232 pages
ISBN-10: 0985387807
ISBN-13: 978-0985387808
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Client: Regional Library System in Pennsylvania

Challenge: Develop a financial literacy show to help kick off a grant-funded program, draw in families, and reinforce the main themes of spend, share, and save.
Strategy: Juggling Money performances for approximately twenty libraries
Impact: "In and of itself, his act (the magic tricks/ pantomime/juggling) is amazing, but more importantly, the flawless and (fun!) way he incorporates the themes of Spending, Sharing, and Saving into his act is beyond impressive! Our parents and kids LOVED this event, and this was a TERRIFIC way to kickoff the PNC Grow Up Great! financial literacy campaign! " - Public Librarian

Client: Elementary School in Northern Virginia

Challenge: Introduce a 5th grade technology research project in a playful, engaging way that increases enthusiasm for themes such as changes in technology, adaptation, trade, and cultural exchange.
Strategy: Skill Toys from Around the World workshops for approximately 100 students with focus on how toys have changed in terms of design, materials, and use.
Impact: "The student and teacher response to the program was unanimous, 'I didn’t know learning could be fun.' Flow Circus and their approach to schools and the learning environment is what our students need right now. Learning is not only memorizing or completing bubble sheets; it is about being creative and learning anything and everything. It’s how learning should be: active and engaging." - School Media Specialist

A partial list of clients includes:

Travilah Elementary School - North Potomac, MD, Horsham Township Library - Horsham, PA, Anne Frank Elementary - Philadelphia, PA, McCore Elementary School - Philadelphia, PA, Cedar Grove Free Public Library - Cedar Grove, NJ, Middletown Township Public Library - Middletown, NJ, Monmouth County Library -Manalapan,NJ, South Brunswick Public Library - Monmouth Junction, NJ, Bernards Township Library - Basking Ridge, NJ, Fort Washington Elementary School - Fort Washington, PA, Thomas Fitzwater Elementary School - Willow Grove, PA, Oakton Elementary School - Oakton, VA, Lutie Lewis Coates Elementary School - Herndon, VA, Wake County Public Library - Raleigh, NC, Belmont Hills Library - Bala Cynwyd, PA, Center Moriches Public Library - Center Moriches, NY, Liberty Public Library - Liberty, NY, Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library - Garnerville, NY, Bristol Public Library - Bristol, CT, Meriden Public Library - Meriden, CT, Scranton Memorial Library - Madison, CT, New Haven Free Public Library - New Haven, CT, Greenwich Library - Greenwich, CT, Plainville Public Library - Plainville, CT, Public Library of New London - New London, CT, Phoenixville Public Library - Phoenixville, PA, Ocean County Library - Toms River, NJ, Middletown Public Library - Middletown, PA, Upper Dublin Public Library - Fort Washington, PA, Pearl River Public Library - Pearl River, NY, Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library - Cold Spring, NY, Wallkill Public Library - Wallkill, NY, North Haven Library - North Haven, CT, Simsbury Public Library - Simsbury, CT, Montgomery County - Norristown Public Library - Norristown, PA, Meadowbrook Day Camp - Long Valley, NJ, Farmville Public Library - Farmville, NC, Transylvania County Library - Brevard, NC, Haywood County Public Library - Waynesville, NC, Lincoln County Public Library - Lincolnton, NC, Kershaw County Library - Camden, SC, Horry County Library System - Myrtle Beach, SC, New Hanover County Public Library - Wilmington, NC, Richland Library - Columbia, SC, Alamance County Public Library - Burlington, NC, Orange County Public Library - Orange, VA, Warren County Memorial Library - Warrenton, NC, Mark Twain Library - Redding, CT , Cleve J. Fredricksen Library - Camp Hill, PA, Cumberland County Library System - Carlisle, PA, Chatham Community Public Library - Pittsboro, NC, Camp Sea Gull - Arapahoe, NC, Reynolda Manor Branch Library - Winston-Salem, NC, The Library at Ruby C. Hunt YMCA - Shelby, NC, Sampson County Public Library - Clinton, NC, Trussville Public Library - Trussville, AL, Vestavia Hills Public Library - Vestavia Hills, AL, Columbiana Public Library - Columbiana, AL, New Monmouth Elementary School - Middletown, NJ, Gentry Primary School - Erwin, NC, Swiftwater Elementary Center - Swiftwater, PA, Rolesville Elementary After School Care Program - Rolesville, NC, Rockwell Elementary School - Damascus, MD, Rock Creek Forest Elementary School - Chevy Chase, MD, Crofton Meadows Elementary School - Crofton, MD, Glen-Worden Elementary School - Scotia, NY, Lincoln Elementary School - Scotia, NY, Albert Wisner Public Library - Warwick, NY, Fox Mill Elementary School - Herndon, VA, R.S. Payne Elementary School - Lynchburg, VA, Nanuet Public Library - Nanuet, NY, Uniondale Public Library - Uniondale, NY, Cape May County Library - Cape May, NJ, Camp Jacobson - Old Westbury, NY, Waverly Elementary School - Ellicott City, MD, Nativity of Our Lord School - Warminster, PA, South Lebanon Elementary School - Lebanon, PA

Veni. Vidi. Lusi.

I came. I saw. I played.