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Program
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Description
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LaRue, Michele Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire History,
Museums,
Performing Arts- Theater
Many women fought against getting the vote in the early 1900s, but none with more charm, prettier clothes—and less logic—than the fictional speaker in this satiric monologue written by pro-suffragist Marie Jenney Howe, in 1912. =Woman suffrage is the reform against nature= declares Howe’s unlikely, but irresistibly likeable, heroine. =Get what you want. Pound pillows. Make a scene. Make home a hell on earth—but do it in a womanly way! That is so much more dignified and refined than walking up to a ballot box and dropping in a piece of paper!= Reviewers have called this production =wicked= in its wit, and Michèle LaRue’s performance =side-splitting.= LaRue is a professional actress who tours nationally with a repertoire of performances using works by writers of America's Gilded Age (Civil War - WW I). Dishes is a period satire written by pro-Suffragist Marie Jenney Howe and originally published in 1913, by the National American Woman Suffrage Association (precursor of the League of Women Voters). This production, produced by The East Lynne Company, premiered in March 1994, during New York City’s fourth-annual Womenkind Festival. Performance sites and presenters have included over 70 libraries, including Chicago’s Newberry.
$351- $500
Mayes, Tom Clown Classes Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Visual Arts- Other
Learn to Juggle! Did you know that juggling is great mental and physical exercise, can help relieve stress, and improves concentration? It’s also a lot of fun! Macaroni demonstrates his juggling skills using balls, clubs, rings, and spinning plates. Then he teaches participants the basics of juggling using scarves and balls. This program is suitable for ages five and up. It may be taught by Tom Mayes or in costume as “Macaroni the Clown.” Balloon Twisting! Learn about the history and art of balloon sculpting, then learn to twist a few balloon animals during this hands-on program. Balloons are provided. This program is suitable for ages five and older. It may be taught by Tom Mayes or in costume as “Macaroni the Clown.”
$101- $200
Singer, Lauren CREATE A PERSONAL MANDALA DRAWING AND POEM Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Drawing
In this creative and educational workshop, participants will design a personal mandala drawing and will write a short poem relating to the mandala (poem is optional). Images of Tibetan sand mandalas will be on view and participants will learn about their role in promoting world peace. The ephemeral and individual beauty of the mandala will be highlighted. Students will work with fine colored markers or colored pencils and will have the option of using design tools for added control and complexity. Meditative music will create a relaxing and focused experience. Class is taught by Lauren Singer, MPS, ATR award-winning artist, art teacher and creativity development specialist.
$201- $350
Parisi, Rita Victorian Courtship Tea History,
Museums,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
How did young ladies and gentlemen become acquainted back in the 1890's? COURTSHIP of course! Courtship was a ritual in which romance, etiquette, and socializing played an essential part. Mrs. Gordon will recount how her husband courted her during the 1890's during afternoon tea. Appropriate for Teens & up; Great for Valentine's Day and Mother/Daughter Teas
$351- $500
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi SEUSS IS LOOSE!!!!! Literature- Authors,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Gigi, Family & Friends from the Lend Me a Hand Band will lead the families in a zany Celebration of Seuss through “musical adventures in song and rhyme and all should have a very good time!” The magic and joy of Seuss is contagious fun for everyone! This presentation is an easy crowd pleasing program and a favorite among librarians. Highly interactive games, songs and chants fill this program with fun. Gigi, an award winning singer who has appeared on many major stages and concert halls, will lead the audience in interactive games, stories and songs based around Dr. Seuss. NBC Today in NY has called the Lend Me a Hand Band one of the “Best Bets” in Family Entertainment. Come join us for the Music, Merriment and More….!
$351- $500
Fischer, Joe Joe Fischer's Tricks For Tiny Tots Performing Arts- Magic
A show created for the pr-school group. JOE FISCHER has developed magical illusions that captivate the imaginations of these tiny tots. A program with humor, colorful props and audience participation. This show is written on a level that the pre-schooler will understand. Every child will be filled with amazement, wonder and laughter. Joe Fischer has the perfect blend of magic, fun and personality to make this a real winner!
$201- $350
Reid, John Express Twisting by TrickyBiz Other,
Performing Arts- Other
This budget friendly option brings the same outstanding twister to your function where they can create 40-50 fun and fast balloon sculptures in an hour. update June 2014.
$101- $200
Gilmore, Kara The Marvelous Mutts Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Other
The Marvelous Mutts library program is as exciting and entertaining as it is educational. Our program offers unique public programming that is valuable for community members of all ages. The Marvelous Mutts is a team of amazing canine athletes led by Kara Gilmore and Nadja Palenzuela. The Marvelous Mutts have wowed crowds throughout the US and South America, rising from humble beginnings to reach the pinnacle of canine athleticism. The team features national and world finalists in canine Frisbee©, agility and dock diving. The Marvelous Mutts’ library shows feature Frisbee©, trick and agility stunts that will keep all ages entertained. Woven throughout these performances are stories of rescue and redemption that teach humane treatment of animals and lessons on dog safety. Our shows feature hands-on participation with The Marvelous Mutts. People of all ages learn about basic pet care and about compassion for animals from our show. No matter how large or small your space may be, or the composition of your community, your patrons will love our show.
$201- $350
Jeffers, David Become a Magician workshop Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
The best way to present this program is to have me perform a show and then have the school age children (2nd grade and up) join me for a workshop. We'll make 2-3 magic tricks that the children can learn and perform for their friends and family members.
$201- $350
Wayfinder Experience, Inc. More Precious Than Gold: A Literary Treasure Hunt Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
“More Precious Than Gold” A Literary Treasure Hunt Meet all of your favorite characters from your favorite books in one magical day, as they come to your library for a fun and delightful treasure hunt! Participants will work together to find a treasure that supports or enhances reading- library cards, bookmarks, books, etc. Combine your love of reading with your keen wits, and answer riddles brought to you by characters from Alice in Wonderland, Winnie the Pooh, Harry Potter, and many more! The Wayfinder Experience is an organization designed to supply a safe environment in which participants may delve into deeper levels of teambuilding, cooperative play, and improvisational theatre. Wayfinder runs summer camps, arts education programs, birthday parties, literacy enhancement events, corporate training seminars, and special events. For more information, please visit our website: www.wayfinderexperience.com.
$201- $350
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