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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Dolan, Mary Beth Manga Madness Literature- Creative Writing,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
A great program to bring teens into your library! High-energy artist, MB Dolan, will lead participants through a fun-filled, intense workshop of Manga drawing. Several versions of the program are available: basics of faces and figures, emotions, action poses, character development, story planning and paneling, designing cover art. The participants can actually vote to decide which program we do! Several funny anecdotes are shared, as MB illustrates the do's and don'ts of manga drawing.
$201- $350
Cuffe Perez, Mary What We Keep Memoir Writing Workshop Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Other
What We Keep Memoir Writing Workshop for all ages A fun and lively workshop series for adults (can be adapted for children, ages 8 - 12) to explore and develop their writing skills by illuminating the stories hidden within favorite keepsakes. Participants will choose an object they have kept over the years and tell the story that makes it a keepsake -- the moment, person, place it evokes. Memoirs will be published in booklet form for participants and for the sponsor. Mary Cuffe Perez is author of the poetry collection, The Woman of Too Many Days; the children's novel, Skylar.She has published non-fiction in Adirondack Life, Yankee, NYS Conservation and others and fiction in various literary journals. She was presented many poetry and writing workshops through Poets & Writers. References available.
$201- $350
Riley, Tom How to Write Articles For Fun and Profit Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Authors,
Literature- Creative Writing
I am an author and a writer/photographer. I write for RIVERTOWN magazine which has a circulation of 70,000 readers. I teach people how to target their article and how to appeal to editors. I hone their writing skills and point out grammatical errors and things to avoid. I teach them to be passionate about what they write and to know their subject. My friend is a publisher and he speaks from the editor'publisher viewpoint. Together we have a lively panel discussion and people leave motivated to write articles with new enthusiasm.
$201- $350
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose Presents: The Magic of Reading (Ages 3-5) Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Early literacy program. This program incorporates an interactive musical approach to foster an appreciation of easy books and nursery rhymes. The main activity is acting out a book and/or rhyme by performing music and movement using props and puppets.
$201- $350
McEntee, Robert 'Discover the Magic of Reading!' Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
The ideal Reading Club Program! Parents truly appreciate how this unforgettable show motivates their children to love reading & visiting the library! Children love the engaging magic, age appropriate humor, storytelling, audience participation, mind reading and musical grand finale with amazing special effects. Appeals to all ages. The show can be more spectacular with added illusions such as floating a child in the air, sawing someone 'in half', making someone magically appear to introduce the show, adorable bunnies, or an incredible animated talking picture! Complete satisfaction guaranteed or program is FREE! All children receive colorful flyers which teach them how to do 6 tricks. Program is customized for various age groups or family audiences.
$351- $500
Stewart, Donna Shakespeare's Lute Book History,
Literature- Other,
Music
Music was integral to Shakespeare's plays. This program features many of the musical references from selected plays, presenting 16th century English songs, ayres, ballads and dance tunes - including both historical settings and our own new settings of orphan texts matched to music from historical sources.
$351- $500
Edgecomb, Diane Once Upon A Wintertime Literature- Other,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Once Upon A Wintertime: Warm your hearts and your imaginations with this performance of tales from long ago. These stories of wintertime magic and fun are drawn from many cultures ranging from the lyrical Grimms tale of Snow White and Rose Red to tales of folksy New England escapades. Transform a winter's day or evening into a time of delight. Choose Once Upon A Wintertime as a non-denominational way to celebrate the December holiday season Thank you so much for that lively performance of Once Upon A Wintertime, you had the audience eating out of the palm of your hand! You are so good at judging the audience and tweaking your program to fit the group, even so far as the sound system! You are a true professional and we just love you here in Duxbury. Marty O'Meara, Duxbury Free Library, Duxbury, MA
$351- $500
Newcombe, Melody FACE PAINTING - BECOME STORYBOOK CHARACTERS Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Painting
Audience members can volunteer to get their faces painted to look like storybook characters. Then performing and fine artist Melody Newcombe, will read stories out loud while the characters are coached to act out the stories. Stories are picked based upon audience age the librarian chooses. You can see more of Melody Newcombe's face painting on her facebook page or at her website www.melodynewcombe.com
$201- $350
Byers, Kathy IT'S A MIGHTY HARD ROAD History,
Literature- Authors,
Music
It's a Mighty Hard Road • A program of songs and stories inspired by John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath. • Lydia Adams Davis and Kathy Byers present a tuneful trek across America in The Great Depression. • Join in on Dust Bowl ballads of Woody Guthrie. • Cross the country in an old pickup truck meeting and working with migrant farm workers. • Listen to Union Songs in the camps... Imagine hopping on the freight trains. • Hear : Hobo's Lament.dreaming of a job...through the hardships made lighter by song. • Urban Chicago Country Blues and survival story-songs of families weathering hard times. • Upbeat, Tin Pan Alley tunes to cheer and lift the spirit! Presentation will entertain, educate, and inspire.
$201- $350
Ceceri, Kathy Amazing Robotics Projects You Can Build Yourself Literature- Authors,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) projects with an arts-and-crafts twist! Kids can build real working robots using their creativity and imagination. Three programs: Motorized ArtBots, Gravity-Powered Mini Robot Walkers, and bendable Robot Hands. All programs feature a talk about how robots work and a look at many of the other projects from my book, Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future. To see photos and videos of the projects visit my website, www.craftsforlearning.com.
$351- $500
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