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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Oliveira, Nelson Around The World With Books-Magic & Variety Show Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Around The World With Books (Magic & Variety Show) is an action packed program that will grab the attention of children (and fun loving adults, too) with amazing magic tricks, hilarious age-appropriate humor, tons of audience participation, music and more. We will take your Patrons on a magical journey around the world and show how much fun reading really is! (NOTE - This program is no longer offered and only during the national summer library reading theme. Every summer its a different theme and we put together a brand new summer reading magic show promoting reading at YOUR library that revolves around that summer's theme. This is just an example of the past library summer shows. For More information on our current summer reading library shows visit: http://www.DominoLibraryShows.com
$351- $500
San Souci, Robert A Writer’s Journey Into World Literature Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Multicultural- Other
Using slides, a lively look at the author’s journey from aspiring writer in elementary school to award-winning author of over 100 books. He discusses publishing his first book with his brother Daniel, an illustrator, with whom he continues to collaborate. The presentation takes a detailed look at the process of creating both picture book text and collections of stories for older readers – many based on traditional tales from world literature. The author describes the research and writing process behind his adaptations of tales from world literature, many focusing on female-centered narratives. He outlines how he assures cultural and historical accuracy, and works with illustrators to assure visual accuracy. Referencing tales from around the country and the world, he examines how these stories “open a window” on other times, places, peoples, and world views. He stresses these tales affirm the richness of individual cultures, while revealing common threads that link all human minds and hearts. Using several of his books such as The Talking Eggs, Two Bear Cubs, and Fa Mulan, the basis for the Disney film, Mulan, for which he wrote the screen adaptation, he offers insights into the art of story creation. Q&A at the end.
$1001- $3000
Reynolds, Jackie Make & Illustrate a Book Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Visual Arts- Drawing
Young author/illustrators can count on fun when they make their own book. Create simple characters using just circles and lines. Make flocks, herds and a star of the show and a hero for the story. Neatly add color to the illustrations using bingo dabbers. Kids practice number and shape recognition skills as they create farm animals, circus performers and other characters. They'll count on fun when they make and take their concept books home.
$201- $350
Richter, Chip Chip Richter - The Young Songwriter's Workshop Literature- Poetry,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Music
Chip Richter’s Young Songwriters Workshop is an exciting and fun journey through the craft of writing songs. Students will explore the four elements of song writing, the form and foundation of a song, and discover what makes a lyric work. Learning how to use hooks, rhymes, and words that sing, students will have the opportunity to begin writing their own songs right away. The students will listen to songs, sing songs, analyze and diagram songs, all in a very fun, interactive way. The Young Songwriters Workshop works well as a plug-in to your local school’s English and or Language Arts course study. Many teachers will use the Young Songwriters Workshop to culminate a section on journaling, poetry, or creative writing. In the end students will have lots of fun, discover the magic of words, and learn something about what's in a song and perhaps, what's in their heart.
$501- $1000
Sardelli, Darren Laugh-A-Lot Poetry Literature- Poetry,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors
Award winning poet and children’s book author, Darren Sardelli, shows children and young adults the cool side of poetry. Come watch Darren act out his hilarious and witty poetry, find out where he gets his ideas from, and learn how to paint pictures with your words. Many will leave this workshop with a new appreciation for reading and writing. Giggles guaranteed!
$201- $350
Fiske, David Anne Northup, Wife of Solomon Northup, Overcame Adversity History,
Literature- Authors,
Multicultural- Other
Solomon Northup was lured into slavery in 1841, and was a slave in Louisiana for 12 years before being rescued. What impact did Northup’s kidnapping have on his wife and family? In Solomon’s absence, the Northup family became a one-income household. This presentation will describe how his wife, Anne, carried on and saw to the needs of their children. Information on her later life will also be given. Black History topic. Fise is a co-author of Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave.
$101- $200
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
Parisi, Rita I am Zelda- a one-act play about MRS. F. Scott Fitzgerald Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald is often known as the insane flapper wife of F.Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby. However, she was more than just the beautiful muse and wife to one of the greatest of the Lost Generation writers. Rita Parisi, in her one-woman original play, will pay tribute to an often misunderstood woman; a woman who was also a mother, an accomplished dancer, an exhibited artist and a published writer in her own right. *appropriate for mature teens and older. *includes some stage lighting
$501- $1000
Bromka, Sondra & John Erie Canal Tall Tale Writing Residency and Performance Event History,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Workshop participants will learn about the tradition of the 'Tall Tale,' and then work together to create their own original tale. This program draws upon the Erie Canal for theme and inspiration, and includes songs and dances that reflect our multicultural heritage. We conclude with a joint artist/student performance for the community, wherein participants perform their tale, songs, and dances as an integral part of the artists’ musical theatre performance piece '15 Years on the Erie Canal.' (see related program listings.) The finale performance will be geared towards family audiences, and includes participation for all who attend. It will feature music on the artists’ unusual collection of authentic historical instruments, including squeezeboxes, hurdy gurdy, hammered dulcimer, and more. All participating children will gain hands-on experience in a range of artistic disciplines, including writing, poetry, dance, music, and storytelling/theatre. Children will be exposed to actual Tall Tales of the Erie Canal Era; they will learn factual information about our county’s famous canal; about the era’s multicultural heritage.
$501- $1000
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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