Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
McKeon-Pierce, Lonna Babushka Tales Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Understanding the diversity of cultural heritages, Mrs. McKeon Pierce tells tales of Eastern Europe with ethnic costume, props, and song. Babushka means grandmother, and these stories are folktales with the universal appeal of hearing tales on your grandma's lap.
$351- $500
Zalben, Jane Writing and Illustrating Children's Books Literature- Creative Writing,
Museums,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
The writing and art process in creating a children's picture book from the beginning idea to final bound book. Support materials demonstrate the stages: press sheets, sewing a 32-page book dummy, original art, galleys, manuscripts with editorial comments to show the visual / re-writing process. I also do writing workshops on middle-grade or young adult novels besides doing art and writing for the elementary grade level. I have published books for different age groups.
$351- $500
Edgecomb, Diane Digging Dinosaurs Literature- Authors,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
These popular dinosaur adventures complement their scientific facts with a happy dose of humor. Dinosaur lovers of all ages will enjoy the colorful posters, Dinosaur Sign-Language and participation that keeps audiences engaged and asking for MOOORE! Two original stories are included. Pattysaurus in which selfish Patty becomes so obsessed with her dinosaur collection that she turns into a gigantic sauropod herself and Egg Mountain in which the audience helps out on this surprise filled journey that leads to the discovery of Egg Mountain and Maiasaura, the first dinosaur known to care for its young. Based on current scientific discoveries, this piece educates as it entertains.
$351- $500
Barkan, Paul Michael The 'All You Need Is Read' Literacy Concert Featuring MOSTLY MOPTOP Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Beatles tribute band Mostly Moptop will perform a concert of Beatles music (and a few little surprises), but throughout we would do readings of prose and poetry not only by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, but also by key writers who influenced The Beatles such as Lewis Carroll, George Eliot, Shakespeare, and James Joyce (among several others). This promises to be a wonderful concert / library experience we would like to bring to the entire Public Library System.
$351- $500
Feldman, Eve Author Visit/The Writing Process Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors
Author Visit/ The Writing Process Eve Feldman is an acclaimed author of fiction and non-fiction, including the recently released BILLY & MILLY, SHORT & SILLY, which has received starred reviews from both Kirkus and School Library Journal. Ms. Feldman's informative program includes both visual aids and large doses of humor as she shares the mysteries and the joys of the writing process. Topics covered include editing and rewriting, the often hilarious challenges of research, the book in all stages (rough draft, illustration sketches, f and g’s, galleys, final product) and the answer to the question “Where do writers get their ideas?” Presentations are adjusted according to age level, including puppets for the youngest students. All presentations include Q&A and cross-curriculum guides. $975/ full day
$501- $1000
TheatreworksUSA, - SKIPPYJON JONES Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Skippyjon Jones wants to be the best Chihuahua ever. The only problem: he's actually a Siamese cat! Skippyjon's wild imagination takes over and he becomes El Skippito Bandito, the greatest canine sword fighter in Mexico! Skippyjon Jones is an enchanting musical about unleashing your powerful imagination and following your dreams.
$1001- $3000
Smith-Carrigan, Michelle The Firebird Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Inspired by the Russian folktale and popular ballet of The Firebird, watch as even the impossible is possible, as the mythical firebird comes to life and Ivan and Princess Yelena team up to break the enchantment placed over their kingdom. This 55 minute magical puppet fantasy features beautifully handcrafted marionettes, lavish costumes, vivid sets, and a large body puppet; masterly accompanied by Stravinsky's musical score from the ballet of The Firebird. Explore Character Ed. themes such as: cooperation, friendship, courage, self - esteem and responsibility, in our newest puppet production.
$501- $1000
Riley, Tom BECOME A STAMP COLLECTOR Literature- Authors,
Multicultural- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts
BECOME A STAMP COLLECTOR-Each child receives an album and hundreds of stamps. They soak stamps off paper and mount dry stamps. They see rare stamps and are given pen-pals. They learn the history of postal services from a book I wrote. Stamp Collecting is the world's most popular hobby. Adults love my program. They learn the history of postal services and the intricacies of stamp collecting.
$101- $200
Sardelli, Darren Pre-K Poetry Party Literature- Poetry,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
This interactive poetry presentation teaches Pre-K students about rhythm as they clap their hands and dance to the beats of Darren’s poems. Each poem takes them on an imaginary journey – they’ll go surfing in a rainbow ocean, they’ll play fetch with an invisible puppy, and they’ll even sing Darren’s poems with Darren. It’s a fun filled day of learning for everyone!
$201- $350
Tomecek, Stephen The Science of Sports Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Scientist and award-winning author Steve The Dirtmeister Tomecek takes a slightly serious look at the science behind many of the sports that kids love to play. The program features over a dozen interactive demonstrations which are safe enough for kids to try themselves. We begin with a look at athletes and why reaction time and hand-eye coordination is so important. We then explore the roles played by inertia, leverage, angular momentum, friction and gravity in everything from bowling and basketball to soccer and baseball!
$201- $350
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