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Program
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Description
Fee
Carpenter, Margot Were They Equal? - an African story as told by Dr. Arnold Perey Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
"Were They Equal?" is a delightful story from Africa, about Tortoise, Elephant, Hippo, & You! Arnold Perey, anthropologist, in this illustrated children's book, has retold the story for children today, and illustrated it with lively pictures. He is joined by flutist Barbara Allen, and actor Anne Fielding in the telling of the story. You'll hear about Tortoise, who is small. The big animals, Elephant and Hippo, feel important because they think they are better than Tortoise. But Tortoise plays an amazing trick on them which helps them see the truth: "We are different, but our feelings inside are the same. I deserve the same respect that you do."
$101- $200
Schembri, Pamela Multicultural Tales Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
With her keen sense of dialog, Pamela inhabits characters from many parts of the world. Students travel from one country to another, discovering how traditional folk tales connect us all. Favorites include The Magic Orange Tree and other Haitian tales, Anansi stories (including African, Jamaican and North American versions), native American tales, and extraordinary selections from Europe and Asia.
$351- $500
Oshlag, Rebecca and Rachel Days and Knights of King Arthur (Build a Better World) Performing Arts- Storytelling
Adults and teens will enjoy rousing tales of adventure and chivalry from medieval times that describe the ways in which Arthurian knights upheld their values of honor, valor, and duty to build a better world as they knew it. The stories bring to life a time long past complete with its own social commentary and stating of questions that are still being asked today. Rachel and Rebecca’s literary storytelling will enchant and entertain.
$101- $200
Pelc, Cindy and Jim A Vist from Santa & Mrs. Claus - PHOTO OPPORTUNITY Performing Arts- Other
A visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus - lush and beautiful seasonal clothing and appearance, playful and fun PHOTO OPPORTUNITY for the whole family. Set the scene in your library and let us do the rest! We usually bring small candy canes for the children.
$101- $200
Cain, Ron Captain HurriCain's Magical Underwater Adventure Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
The show, which uses magic and humor to promote reading, highlights the New York state summer reading program theme, “Make a Splash – Read!” As jolly, seafaring Captain HurriCain, Ron Cain takes children on an imaginary trip to the bottom of the ocean. Together, they explore a Magical Underwater Library. Young readers have fun with water-themed illusions that highlight different types of books they can borrow. During the adventure, they help Ron perform tricks involving pirates, mermaids, and a sea monster or two. Since 1998, Ron has created magic shows based on the annual summer reading program theme. Each program encourages children to visit their library and appreciate the magic of books. A Syracuse University graduate and former teacher, Ron has more than 16 years of experience performing at schools, libraries, companies and festivals throughout New York. He also has appeared on television’s Pappyland and Saturday Showboat. His magic shows with educational messages include Tune In To Magical Idol, Uncle Sam's Old Time Magic Show, Magic of America, Wandering Wizard Show, Magical Museum Show, Tex the Cowboy Magician's Wild West Show, and the Case of the Missing Bunny.
$201- $350
Storytellers, The Genesee The Genesee Storytellers Performing Arts- Storytelling
We are a performing company of six storytellers. We usually perform in pairs or individually. We pride ourselves on our large repertoire of folktales from around the world which enables us to tailor programs for any theme and for any audience. We have a special interest in seeking and telling tales of pioneer New York State. We are all children's librarians with rich experience in children's literature and storytelling. We often combine booktalking with storytelling for programs to match the NYS summer reading theme.
$101- $200
Storytellers, Beauty & the Beast Author Visits Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss are award winning authors and recording artists and would be happy to visit your school in that capacity. They will tell stories, give tips on telling, and answer any questions students have. Their story collections include world tales that have been rewritten so that they are accessible for telling by children. After seeing Mitch and Martha tell stories, students will be excited about telling tales themselves. Storytelling is a fun activity that is highly educational. All the story books have tips for telling which make it possible for teachers to have each student (second grade and up) choose a different tale, learn it, and share it in front of classmates. Those who choose to do so can tell for other classes as well. Some of the tales are simple and short enough that they can then be retold by first graders and even kindergartners. Mitch and Martha's performances will also serve as catalysts for creative writing.
$1001- $3000
Sardelli, Darren National Poetry Month Literature- Authors,
Literature- Poetry,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Award winning poet and children’s book author, Darren Sardelli, has a unique gift for showing people (of all ages) the cool and funny side of poetry. During a presentation, Darren performs his funny poems for the crowd, talks about who and what inspires him, shares the inspirational story of how he became an author, shows students how writing can be used as a creative outlet, and demonstrates the things people can accomplish by working hard and never giving up! Many of the poems Darren performs have surprise endings, hysterical punch lines, and mind-bending twists that get them to think in a creative direction. By the end of the show, people are eager to talk about Darren’s poems, jot down new and fresh ideas, and write poetry on their own!
$201- $350
Theater, Open Hand Monkey Business Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
With its interactive play stage, Open Hand Theater engages children ages pre-K - 2nd grade in their own performance of the well-loved story, Hats for Sale. In our version each monkey is a vowel sound. With puppets and a stage, sounds and lots of fun with repetition, children participate in acting out the story.
$101- $200
Richter, Chip Cabin Fever Family Concert Chip-solo Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
What is a Cabin Fever Family Concert? If you've been to a Chip Richter Family Concert before you know they are interactive, entertaining and inspiring for kids, parents and even grandparents. It truly is an all age event designed to be something children and adults will enjoy together. In the middle of the cold, snowy, dark days of winter what could be more welcome than a warm and cozy night of music and melody, love and laughter shared with the whole family? Chip's Cabin Fever Concert can be just the thing to get us through to spring. It's a wonderful community outreach event that will entertain, inspire, educate and just be plain fun.
$351- $500
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* Inclusion in this database does not indicate endorsement of any performer or program by the NYS Education Department, the Office of Cultural Education, the NYS Library or the participating library systems, nor does it eliminate the need for reference checks and appropriate standard screening procedures.

 

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