Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Brehm, Kate The Poofs Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other
The Poofs are confounding puppet creatures that interact with your guests and provide hours of entertainment. They are available to perform as background guests or center stage performers.
$201- $350
Native Dance Theatre, Red Thunder The Next Generation People of the Plains Genealogy,
Multicultural- Native American,
Performing Arts- Dance
People of the Plains brings the rich cultural heritage of the Plains tribes to life with an interactive, visually stimulating, historically packed program of dance and song suitable for all audiences. With authentic costuming, in-depth English narrations, audience participation and cultural knowledge, this program brings a deeper understanding of Native American culture to audiences of all ages.
$1001- $3000
McEntee, Robert 'Discover the Magic of Reading!' Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
The ideal Reading Club Program! Parents truly appreciate how this unforgettable show motivates their children to love reading & visiting the library! Children love the engaging magic, age appropriate humor, storytelling, audience participation, mind reading and musical grand finale with amazing special effects. Appeals to all ages. The show can be more spectacular with added illusions such as floating a child in the air, sawing someone 'in half', making someone magically appear to introduce the show, adorable bunnies, or an incredible animated talking picture! Complete satisfaction guaranteed or program is FREE! All children receive colorful flyers which teach them how to do 6 tricks. Program is customized for various age groups or family audiences.
$351- $500
Zimmerman, Michelle A BUTTERFLY BLAST! Literature- Authors,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Come along and capture the fun as award-winning author Michelle Zimmerman reads her children's book Can't Catch a Butterfly. The butterfly fun continues as she leads an indoor butterfly hunt, butterfly games, songs and a simple craft.
$201- $350
McEntee, Robert Magic or Balloon Sculpturing Workshop Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other
Students gain ability to fool family & friends with several great feats of magic! Instructional handouts provided and magic taught uses common household objects. Skills gained improve hand eye coordination, dexterity, and teach the power of perseverance. A brief history of magic is discussed and it's relation to current culture. Program is customized for audience ages and ability. Promotion of library as the ideal place to further study is emphasized. Students leave Balloon sculpturing workshop with ability to create several adorable figures. Needed materials are supplied along with resource list.
$201- $350
Lappen, Henry Henry the Juggler Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Mime,
Performing Arts- Juggling
Henry the Juggler (AKA Henry Lappen) is wanted! He is wanted by audiences everywhere for his zany attempts to defy the laws of gravity. He juggles any number of balls, clubs, rings, members of the audience . . . He balances strange items on the tip of his nose. Everything is accomplished wordlessly as Henry uses body language and gesture (and road signs!) to express himself. Caution: Henry is known to use innocent bystanders in his act. Henry the Juggler is a professional. He has been seen by tens of thousands up and down the East Coast - at theaters, schools, libraries and festivals. He has been performing for over thirty years. He studied physical comedy at California's Dell'Arte School. He is an active member of the International Jugglers' Association. A workshop follows each show, where Henry teaches some of the skills he has presented.
$351- $500
McEntee, Robert 'Miracles of the Mind!' (Teens) Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
'Miracles of the Mind!' has received rave reviews from numerous young adult audiences. Performance includes amazing demonstrations of the powers of the mind including incredible feats of memory, telepathy, clairovoyance, precognition, psychommetry, telekenis & hypnosis. The topics in this show really appeal to this tough to interest age group, and many libraries have received larger than normal turnouts for it! Practical application and techniques shared with the audience on memory & reading speed improvement, and caution in believing claims of fortune tellers & so called 'mediums'. Teens love learning to do a mind reading effect themselves, and the grand finale with mesmerizing special effects such as laser lights and much more!
$351- $500
Barkan, Paul Michael The 'All You Need Is Read' Literacy Concert Featuring MOSTLY MOPTOP Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Beatles tribute band Mostly Moptop will perform a concert of Beatles music (and a few little surprises), but throughout we would do readings of prose and poetry not only by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, but also by key writers who influenced The Beatles such as Lewis Carroll, George Eliot, Shakespeare, and James Joyce (among several others). This promises to be a wonderful concert / library experience we would like to bring to the entire Public Library System.
$351- $500
McEntee, Robert 'Miracles of the Mind!' (Adults) Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other
Miracles of The Mind! is a wonderful mind-reading & illusion show, ideal for adult audiences. Along with the mentalism effects, it combines audience participation including an hypnotic group induction, an incredible memory feat, clean comedy, visual demonstrations of mesmerizing magic/illusions and a spellbinding story. Robert McEntee combines his engineering background with his many years of performance experience, for this unique presentation. During the course of the show, practical advice & techniques are shared with the audience on visualization, improving one's memory, intuition, reading speed, how to do a mind reading effect themselves, and other self improvement topics. Longer version can include question & answers and a spectacular grand finale with amazing special effects.
$351- $500
Lawrence, David Dig Into Reading Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
An exciting, interactive program featuring magic, music, puppetry, all based on the 2013 library theme Dig Into Reading. We use books from library collections to weave a fun filled collection of magical routines into a program that both delights children, and encourages them to check out books from the library.
$201- $350
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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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