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Program
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Description
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Kuhn, Lindsay Dancing With Horses Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Dance
This program is an introduction to the art of dressage, as performed by the Spanish Riding School and Lippizaner Stallions of Austria. Participants will learn dance moves that mimick the moves of the horses, and can practice them in a simulated dressage arena with stick horses. They will learn moves such as the side pass, pirouette, flying changes, piaffe and passage. The history of the art will be taught using Margeurite Henry's book: The White Stallion of Lippiza. Students will be allowed to perform a KUR using classical music at the end of the program. Traveling along is Lilly, our miniature horse whom the children can meet and pet as the program finale. Dressage is the art of teaching horses to dance in harmony with themselves. It was originally developed by the Greek General Xenophon, as a means to train horses for war. Today it is performed both as an Olympic sport in the summer games and by those who wish to train their horses in the higher arts. The class will be conducted as a ballet class in a flat open area of the library. This program is suitable for the 2013 summer reading program.
$101- $200
Blank, Maya The Hatseller and the monkeys Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Crafts
The children engage in telling the story of Bamusa the Hatseller and the monkeys he met on his way. Children participate through song, movement, sounds and acting out characters in the story. After the story the children may engage in an art project of making hats using paper bags and fabric scraps.
$351- $500
McKeon-Pierce, Lonna Character Education Stories: Tales of Wit and Wisdom Life Skills- Parenting,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Character education; teaching without preaching. Fables and folktales are ageless sources of wisdom that have fascinated folks of all ages forever.
$351- $500
Edgecomb, Diane Midsummer's Magic Multicultural- Other,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Experience the beauty of the Summer Solstice in Legends and Songs from Many Lands. Drawn from cultures all over the world, Midsummer’s Magic is a story and music celebration of nature at the time of the Summer Solstice. This delightful and entertaining performance brings alive Celtic, Czech, English, Japanese and Australian legends of tree-spirits, fireflies and magical transformations. Midsummer’s Eve is traditionally a time of magic when the luminous world of fairies can join with our own. In this unforgettable story and music event master storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic Harper Margot Chamberlain take us to the heart of the season on the wings of story and song.
$501- $1000
Handy, Spook Ground Breaking Troubadours History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Spook Handy has been called “a modern day troubadour in the style of Pete Seeger and Phil Ochs.” In fact, Spook’s style of acoustic guitar, harmonica and singing fits right in with the Ground Breaking Troubadours of the 20th Century – Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Peter Paul and Mary, Phil Ochs and others – who paved the path for thousands of acoustic songwriters and folk musicians to follow. This program tells the history of America through songs that were often the first of their kind. Many of the songs in this program and the stories behind them were taught to Spook by his mentor Pete Seeger.
$501- $1000
O'Carroll, Tom Tom O'Carroll Irish Folksinger and Humourist Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tom O'Carroll is an Irish folksinger and humourist from Dublin. His quick wit, scholarship and virtuosity on a variety of musical instruments have made him popular with audiences in libraries, cultural events, colleges and high schools throughout the U.S. He offers the following performances: From Tribe to Nation: A Musical Journey through the History of Ireland, Irish Travellers: Our Domestic Nomads, Songs and Stories from Dublin, Irish Comic Songs, The Irish Diaspora, and A Concert of Irish Songs and Music. Tom has been singing the songs and playing the tunes of his native Ireland for over 30 years. He enlivens these programs with his trademark humor and incredible stock of stories and anecdotes.
$351- $500
Torgan, Keith Green Golly and the Treasure of Light Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
In this enchanting sequel to “Green Golly & Her Golden Flute” Green Golly escapes the tower, goes “on tour” and discovers the “treasure of light” - a chest filled with dusty old scrolls of sheet music that when played transport the child to cultures and holidays around the globe. Discover the wonders of Diwali, Ramadan, Hanukkah and Christmas. It is not necessary to see part one to enjoy part two.
$501- $1000
Hudert, Christopher Travelin' Jack & Co. Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
An itinerant puppeteer with a hand puppet booth and a knack for tall tales entertains family audiences much as puppeteers did in America’s Colonial days. Three American folk-tales are told with hand puppets by a single puppeteer who serves as both narrator and character in the show. Based on a Jack tale, a slave story-song, and a morality tale, these stories reflect the depth, scope, and humor of early American storytelling. The first story, “Foolish Jack,” is a Jack tale about Jack’s adventures when he first leaves home. The second story tells “Why Dogs Chase Cats.” The final story, “A Bundle of Troubles,” is a morality tales that teaches a valuable life lesson: count your blessings, not your troubles. As contemporary as it is classic, this show is a delight for audiences of all ages.
$351- $500
Engel, David Do Not Go Gentle--An Evening With Two Great Wordsmiths: Dylan Thomas & William Shakespeare Literature- Poetry,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Performing Arts- Theater
"Do Not Go Gentle.." is an hour with two great wordsmiths: Dylan Thomas and William Shakespeare. In reader's theatre style, selections of these two poets are presented allowing their work to be savored and juxtaposed.  Whether for the first or the thousandth time, your patrons will enjoy famous and lesser known works of Dylan Thomas ("Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night," "And Death Shall Have No Dominion") and select soliloquies and sonnets by Shakespeare in the way they were meant to be experienced: live and direct. This program promises a lively hour of moving, life-affirming contemplation against a background of thematic music, dimmed lights and (electric) candles flickering. Selections will rotate to reflect the changing seasons. Please consider booking a program this April for National Poetry Month or in November or December for a special, full reading of "A Child's Christmas In Wales." 
$351- $500
Reynolds, Jackie Balloon Twisting Workshop Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Simon Says: Let's Give it a Twist! Make balloon creations and play Simon Says. Great hands-on activity with music for for teens or tweens, and families. Kids as young as 5,6,7 can make easy animals. Hands-On fun to develop manual dexterity with opportunities for special needs individuals to participate.
$201- $350
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