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Program
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Description
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Ross, Dave How a Book is Born Literature- Authors
This presentation may be modified for any age level. Items covered: where book ideas come from, how to develop an idea into a concept, sell the concept to a publisher and work with an editor and/or art director to create a picture book. The presentation includes many examples of work, artifacts and interesting bits of publishing history created by Dave Ross. This behind the scenes look at children's literature, includes many concepts useful to young writers (such as the role of the first draft in shaping the final product). However, facts and information about picture books are intertwined with humorous anecdotes to entertain as well as educate. After seeing this program, attendees will understand how much unseen work goes into writing and illustrating.
$201- $350
Fathi, Saul Silas Lecture Series History,
Literature- Other,
Science
I offer 5 lecture topics: Average 2 hours 1. The war in Iraq & prospects for war with Iran 2. The history of Islam and the Middle-East 3. Jewish life in Arab Countries 4. Current (International) Affairs 5. Cosmology: The Big Bang, Black holes and UFO's Much information, data and photos are found on my website: www.saulsilasfathi.com
$201- $350
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
Raabe, Kim Privler It's Jammie Time! Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Other,
Music
At Mama Pajama’s Playhouse, our motto is “Rest Time Is The Best Time!” We believe that daily transitional time from the busyness of work and play is necessary for our bodies and minds to rest, recharge, and re-energize so that we can be our very best in the lives we lead. We use our live, interactive music and story shows, as well as our online concerts and story times to encourage and reinforce positive rest time perceptions to our audiences in a fun and entertaining way. This particular show is available in three formats - music only (entertainment-based), music only (entertainment + education), or as a story show, which uses both music and storytelling (entertainment = education). This show is primarily intended for children age 3-7, and of course their parents!
$351- $500
Bady, Robin Imagine! Dragons, Witches, Fairies, Ogres, Talking Animals and People Like Us! Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Come along with storyteller Robin Bady to a time long long ago, in a land far far away, filled with creatures large and small, winged or wingless, human and not! Robin uses guitar and song, movement and lots of participation to breathe new life into old stories from world folk and fairylore. She brings her audiences up close and personal, connecting them to stories from long ago, and finding in these stories relevance for our times. Robin entertains and educates, so the messages of the stories ring loud and clear for us today as they did for our ancestors in the past. So join her and go on a journey full of joy and music, life and imagination as you listen, laugh, shiver and have lots and lots of fun! Robin Bady is an acclaimed storyteller who travels the United States and Europe performing her stories and listening to yours!
$351- $500
Roethel, Glen What Inspires You? - A “Positive Music” Exploration, Concert & Songwriting Workshop Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Music
What inspires you? Is it a delicious meal, a glorious sunset, or perhaps a dear friend's smiling face? Whatever it may be, let's get fired up! In this concert/workshop acclaimed singer-songwriter Glen Roethel will perform some of his POSI (positive message) songs to get our juices flowing, then we'll awaken our inner songwriters when Glen guides us with creative exercises to inspire us and help us write our own POSI song. When we're done, we'll make a quick demo recording so that later on Glen can email it to each participant -- iTunes ready ;-)
$351- $500
Edgecomb, Diane Tales of the Supernatural Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tales of the Supernatural For adults, not appropriate for ages 11 and under. Just in time for Halloween, Diane presents an unusual collection of eerie tales and songs. Definitely not for kids, this evening event features a true ghost story Edgecomb collected about the misshapen standing stones of Avebury, England and the eerie force that emanates from them. The performance has a decidedly Celtic slant exploring the Gaelic traditions that influence Halloween including the humorous encounter with the devil that brought about the first Jack O’Lantern
$501- $1000
Edgecomb, Diane A Fire In My Heart: Kurdish Folktales Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A Fire in My Heart: Kurdish Folktales: Based around Diane's new book of Kurdish folktales, this program introduces students and families to this pivotal Middle Eastern culture. Diane will present Kurdish stories she collected firsthand including The Lie a humorous story about a tall tale contest between an Uncle and his nephew, Fatima, the Kurdish Cinderella story and tales of how the moon and the Milky Way came to be. A map, anecdotes of her collecting experience and traditional dress and dance round out our exploration of this little known culture. Notice in the Salem News-2007 'How fun and exciting to have you visit Pine Point School! And, I have to tell you that I have heard such wonderful comments since the assembly. You inspired questions and comments all over campus and you were a hit with both students and faculty alike. Diane, I am in awe of your courage, and can't thank you enough for sharing your stories with us. With fond regard, Sandy Pereira, Cultural Enrichment, Pine Point School, CT'
$351- $500
Ceceri, Kathy STEM/STEAM Workshop: Start a Mini Makerspace for Kids Literature- Authors,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
You don't have to be an engineer to bring hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math programs to your library, school, or at home. Kathy Ceceri, author of the best-selling award winner 'Robotics: Discover the Science and Education of the Future,' will talk about low tech/no tech ways to help kids start designing, building, and inventing! Based on her STEM/STEAM programs that show kids how to make tech projects using everyday crafts, Kathy will suggest materials and tools to have on hand for different ages, abilities, and budgets, as well as where to find simple project ideas and resources for further exploration. Kathy has created and written about projects for Make Magazine, Wired.com, Disney's FamilyFun and more. A popular speaker at Maker Faires in New York City and around the Northeast, she helped organize Mini Maker Faires in the Capital District and serves as Events Coordinator for the Tech Valley Center of Gravity in Troy, one of the fastest-growing makerspaces in the country. In addition, Kathy has presented hundreds of fun hands-on programs at schools, museums, and libraries around the Northeast. She was a columnist for Home Education Magazine and the Homeschooling Expert at About.com.
$201- $350
Ellison, Emily Sing Me a Story, Read Me a Song Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Other,
Music
"Sing Me a Story, Read Me a Song!"   (An NY and Queens Public Library and school favorite)
Children ages 0 - 5 and their caregivers will dive into the wonderful world of picture books by singing and exercising their physical, social and emotional and intellectual minds as they use music to increase their alphabetic knowledge, initial letter sound knowledge, rhyming abilities, print awareness pre­reading skills.Participants will: dance, march, stomp, skip, hop, bend, stretch, sway, clap, tap, sing a song and bang a gong and use props like scarves, parachutes, streamers, balls, to explore movement and space.   They will  shake and strike bells, shakers, drums and all the traditional children’s percussion and explore sound and rhythms, timbre, volume, pitch, and tempo sing a great variety of traditional early childhood and nursery rhyme songs and begin and end each class with the same “hello” and “goodbye” songs.

$201- $350
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