When the Nashville Public Library opened its facilities to puppet troupes from across the U.S. and Europe in 2008, the three-day festival attracted more than 18,000 people. This year’s Nashville Puppet Festival won’t be quite as ambitious, but you wouldn’t know it from the world-class talent that will help the downtown library celebrate the 10th anniversary of its new home. Phillip Huber, whose creations were featured prominently in Being John Malkovich, will conduct a workshop and bring his Huber Marionettes to perform his acclaimed show “Suspended Animation.” He joins nearly a dozen artists and musical acts, ranging in form from the Japanese Bunraku puppets of Centerville’s Wood and Strings Theatre to the Chinese rod puppets of Dragon Art Studio. And if puppets don’t pull your kids’ strings, concerts by Coal Train Railroad (child-friendly jazz) and Davey Ukelele & the Gag Time Gang (riotous pre-teen pop anthems) will lift their spirits. Admission is free, but tickets can be reserved on a first-come-first-served basis. For a full schedule and ticketing info, see nplf.org/Nashville_Puppet_Festival.