Performers and Programs

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Performer
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
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
Zalben, Jane Writing middle-grade fiction and screenplays adapted from my novels Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Literature- Other
The writing process of creating a middle-grade, young adult novel, or non-fiction writing. I show drafts, editorial letters and comments, galleys, corrective proofs, and also show the stages an author goes through until the book is a final bound copy, encouraging the students explore their own paths of writing and also demonstrating the journey of rewriting and editing to make their work tight, with both clarity and connecting with the reader at the same time.
$351- $500
Hartin-Gelardi, Lorraine Long Ago When I Was Little….A Family Story Celebration Life Skills- Parenting,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi will share personal stories about her family and will talk about the importance of the role of “memory keepers” in families. Parents and children are encouraged to bring family memorabilia, photos, and mementoes. Children and parents will have time to share their stories.
$101- $200
Krensky, Stephen Adventures With the Writing Process Literature- Creative Writing
Whether jousting with dragons, outsmarting bullies or researching the early life of Benjamin Franklin, Stephen Krensky has learned to understand writing as a process. Using some of his 100+ fiction and non-fiction books as examples, he shares the process by which his ideas become manuscripts, and how those manuscripts are revised (and revised and revised) before being published. His talks are always informal, and he welcomes questions from the audience.
$1001- $3000
Carpenter, Margot Were They Equal? - an African story as told by Dr. Arnold Perey Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
"Were They Equal?" is a delightful story from Africa, about Tortoise, Elephant, Hippo, & You! Arnold Perey, anthropologist, in this illustrated children's book, has retold the story for children today, and illustrated it with lively pictures. He is joined by flutist Barbara Allen, and actor Anne Fielding in the telling of the story. You'll hear about Tortoise, who is small. The big animals, Elephant and Hippo, feel important because they think they are better than Tortoise. But Tortoise plays an amazing trick on them which helps them see the truth: "We are different, but our feelings inside are the same. I deserve the same respect that you do."
$101- $200
Riley, Tom ORPHAN TRAIN RIDERS Genealogy,
Literature- Authors,
Visual Arts- Other
ORPHAN TRAIN RIDERS----I am the author of 2 books on the subject. The largest mass relocation of children in America took place during the orphan train era 1854-1929. Over 400,000 children were transported by rail out of NYC and major cities. They were America's first foster children. I do a lecture/video presentation. Life in the 19th Century could be brutal. When adults fell victim to alcoholism, job loss, or drugs, the children were the first to suffer.
$201- $350
Dolan, Mary Beth Let's Get Graphic Literature- Creative Writing,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
This program can be held as a one-day workshop or mulitple-session residency. I teache the beginning skills needed to create and develop a graphic novel or short story. Drawing skills, story telling skills, creative writing and visual story boarding are taught. Age 12 and up mandatory for this program. A great way to get teens and especially teen boys to visit your library!
$201- $350
Connolly, Carol Spooktacular Songs and Stories Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tales ‘n Tunes will treat you to some slightly shivery tales and spooky songs! No trick! Enjoy a performance which includes tales and tunes that will provide a balance of fright and delight for a family audience. This sing-along, clap-along high-participation show, will feature silly spooks and elicit ghostly giggles as the performers give young listeners and their families a witchy brew of Halloween fun.
$201- $350
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
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