Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Edgecomb, Diane The Winter Solstice in Legend and Song Literature- Poetry,
Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other
Master Storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic Harpist Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan offers a fascinating look at the legends behind our holiday traditions. Celebrate the Winter Solstice with classic evergreen lore, haunting legends of light and entertaining tales surrounded by traditional and original music and song. Featured stories include the beautiful 'Legend of the Mistletoe' from Scandinavia, humorous English Wassail traditions, and the poignant Greek legend 'The Halcyon Days of Peace.' Master storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan offers a fascinating look at the stories behind our holiday traditions. Songs evocative of the season and lovely instrumental melodies round out the event. 'Edgecomb is a virtuoso of the spoken word.' Publisher’s Weekly
$501- $1000
Carpenter, Regi Where There's Smoke, There's Dinner Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This is a wonderful program featuring stories from the upcoming book of the same title. Family, recipe for disaster or comfort food? It includes stories of the Carpenter clan of the 1000 Islands region in NYS. Colorful, poignant and always saucy. A GREAT adult and teen program.
$501- $1000
Sardelli, Darren How To Turn Your Dreams Into Reality – An Authors Journey! Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Authors
Come find out how award winning poet and children’s book author, Darren Sardelli, took what was once thought to be an impossible dream and turned it into a reality! After dozens of rejection letters and people telling him his writing was going nowhere, Darren didn’t lose hope. In fact, it made him work even harder for what he wanted. In this inspirational program, Darren will explain how he overcame his obstacles to get to where he is today. He’ll share his story of how he turned his dream into a career and show you how you can do the same!
$201- $350
Christopher, Dale Life and Times of Matt Christopher, Presented By his son Dale Christopher Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Dale’s stories include periods of his Dad’s life and how he started writing. He also talks about the process of writing and his own involvement working with his Dad. Dale talks emphasize his father’s life values and the many joys of reading. He brings precious mementos to share with his audience and wears a vintage 1938 New York Yankee uniform, depicting the era that his Dad played for a semiprofessional New York Yankees team. Dale's stories are exemplified in his book, Behind the Desk With Matt Christopher (Little Brown, 2004)
$501- $1000
Roethel, Glen A Musical Guide To Your 2011 Novel Destinations Summer Reading List [Presented By National Recording/Touring Artist Glen Roethel] Literature- Other,
Music,
Other
*** ADULT MUSIC CONCERT PROGRAM for SUMMER READING LIST *** A book can transport a reader into the past, the future, even around the world; a song is a similar journey distilled down to just three or four minutes. In this 1-hour concert presentation, national recording/touring artist Glen Roethel will sing some of your favorite familiar songs – plus a few of his own –– and with them introduce you to an amazing assortment of factual and fictional titles from your 2011 Novel Destinations summer reading list. You'll leave with ears filled with music, hearts filled with memories, and arms filled with great books! This is a fun, useful and free concert, suitable for all ages, but looking specifically at the adult reading list. Don't miss it! --------------------------------- http://fun.glenroethel.com ---------------------------------
$201- $350
Hunt, Kathryn Teen & Young Adult Job Style Workshop Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Other,
Media- Other
This workshop addresses the specific needs of today's young job seekers including: *Obtaining working papers, review of labor laws & teen driving restrictions *Job applications, references, resume writing, cover letters & email usage *Dressing for success, interviewing, networking, college application preparation WORKSHOP TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS *All workshops are presented in Power Point from my laptop connected to the library's multimedia projector (ex: Proxima, VGA cable required on site) *Attendees receive workbooks and bibliographies for additional information *Customized workshops are available by request for individuals and groups *Workshops are one hour long unless noted (ex: Career Style is 2 hours) Contact Kathryn Hunt at 631-261-3693 or via email at contact@iKatGear.com for details and availability.
$201- $350
Golden, Gail Be Creative at Your Library! Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Be Creative! is a program of multicultural folktales told story theatre style by 2 professional actors. The program is highly interactive -- featuring audience participation, language and cultural information, humor, and mime. The emphasis is on encouraging reading -- the stories were all found in library books! -- and on creativity. Audience volunteers even get to join the actors in acting out the stories! The Wondermakers have been performing in schools and libraries since 1985 with Young Audiences. The Director of The Wondermakers, Gail Golden, is also Mrs. Claus in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC and was Cinderella's Fairy Godmother at Walt Disney World!
$201- $350
Walker, Nancy Nancy Walker trio Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
The Nancy Walker trio Big Shoulders. The Zucchini Brothers. And that's just for starters. Nancy's voice has found a home with the trio, whether singing her own melodies, classics from the American songbook or selections from the deep catalog of the Old Town School of Folk Music. Have you lived until you've heard Nancy sing "Bury Me Beneath The Willow?" She's just an comfortable laying back and letting Larry and Sam stretch out on an original instrumental, with Larry's guitar snaking along Sam's expansive drum beat. Some bands get by on style, some get by on substance. Some, instead, catch the magic that flashes when the two poles meet. The Nancy Walker trio is the real thing.
$351- $500
McIntosh, Story Laurie Flying on the Wings of Our Words Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Story Laurie introduces students to the art of storytelling and walks them through the process of preparing their own folk tale or fable for the telling. In the workshop sessions, storytelling and improve games help the students develop useful storytelling skills such as developing eye contact and use of gesture and voice. The artist teaches students to learn their story by developing imagery and creating a storyboard, rather than through rote memorization. In grades 3 & up, students work individually or with a partner; for grades K-2, students learn a group tale to share with other groups or classes.
$201- $350
Sayles, Elizabeth Make a Picture Book with Elizabeth Sayles Literature- Creative Writing,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
This in-class workshop is presented by award-winning and best-selling picture book illustrator and author, Elizabeth Sayles. It begins with a demonstration of how a picture book is made, from typed manuscript to thumbnail sketches, the dummy book, revisions, final sketches, final art and finally arriving at a printed and bound book. Workshop attendees will create their own stories and illustrate them using props and toys (provided in the workshop) and a lot of imagination. They will be creating the thumbnail sketches for their own picture book! To create illustrations for a book, artists need to develop drawing skills and craftsmanship. They use pencils, paint, pastels, paper and canvas and other media. But they also use memory, imagination, observation skills to help come up with the ideas for the pictures and stories. This workshop can be for age groups ranging from 2nd grade - adult
$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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