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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Levin, Ira and Julia The Library: A Palace of Wonders! Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
An interactive program of original stories and songs sthat celebrates why we love the library! We will introduce you to Pollo Elastico, the Rubber Chicken of Freedom and Ruby the Rescue Cow, while reinforcing the fun of reading and the beauty of being a part of community.
$351- $500
Siy, Alexandra Author Visit: GET STEAM! Literature- Creative Writing,
Media- Photography,
Science
GET STEAM! explores the links between STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) while presenting the process by which I create children's books--including research, photography, and writing. Using images from my books, BUG SHOTS, MOSQUITO BITE, and SNEEZE!, I introduce students to hidden worlds magnified and photographed by an electron microscope. In depth observation of a variety of specimens is accomplished with a 5X jeweler's loupe provided to each workshop participant. Students explore how they can use observation to to inspire their own creative-nonfiction writing.
$351- $500
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
Salerno Thomas, Sarah Roxaboxen Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Loosely adapted from the book by Alice McLerran, this interactive performance invites the audience to recreate the place and people of Roxaboxen, where imagination reigns. Upon request, Roxaboxen can be customized to link with a a library's summer reading theme. 15 children participate onstage and there are numerous opportunities for the audience to contribute throughout.
$351- $500
Theater, Arm-of-the-Sea Tales from the Odyssey Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Visual Arts- Other
With a cast of colorful characters and deft sleight-of-hand, master puppeteer Patrick Wadden brings to life Homer's ancient epic of Odysseus and his trouble-fraught journey home from the Trojan War. A voyage of two-weeks turns into ten years as capricious gods and wayward mortals thwart the Hero’s passage across the 'wine-dark sea'. The infamous one-eyed Cyclops, the alluring Sirens, six-headed Skylla, and the terrible whirlpool of Charybdis are but a few of the legendary monsters in this timeless adventure story. Through courage, cleverness and determination Odysseus triumphs over these trials and eventually is reunited with his family. Tales From the Odyssey is designed to introduce young audiences (ages 7 & up) and their families to one of the foundational stories of western literature. The visual elements in this poetic presentation are inspired by ancient Greek painted ceramics. Available June -December 2015, the show is well-suited for public libraries and small community venues. In fact, it's a perfect fit for the 2015 Summer Reading Theme: Every Hero Has A Story.
$351- $500
Rogers, Robert Aesop's Fables Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
Take pride in who you are, even if you are slow as a tortoise; don't be greedy, and practice what you preach. These are some of the lessons taught in five of the most delightful and timeless stories by the ancient Greek writer, Aesop. These two thousand year old stories have been told around the world for generations. This version by Robert Rogers includes, How the Tortoise beat the Hare, The Fox and the Grapes, The Mother and Son Crabs, The Lion and the Mouse, and The Monkey and the Jar of Peanuts.
$351- $500
Ehlert, Dave Mark Twain, 100 Years Later History,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Mark Twain tells his own story from River Boat Pilot to America's Favorite Storyteller. Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, and other characters from Twain's books are brought to life. Twain's quips are interwoven with historical references of his time.
$351- $500
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
Schembri, Pamela Author Visit Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Using her storytelling as a springboard for writing, students will see how the plot and characters have developed in the series Second-Grade Friends. Interactive program with slides, suitable for elementary-aged students.
$351- $500
Szydlowski, Mary Where do stories come from? From an idea to the printed page. Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Literature- Other
Explains how an idea is transformed into a story and how that becomes a book or magazine piece. The audience will see how notes on scraps of paper become the 1st draft of a story. We'll discuss drafts and rewrites. We'll talk about what editors do and who comes up with the illustrations. And finally how the words and pictures become a story in a magazine or a children's book. We'll use 3 of my published children's books and some of my children's stories as examples.
$201- $350
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