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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Slaw, Jennifer Jen Slaw Interactive Juggling Performance Performing Arts- Juggling
Juggling Sensation Jen Slaw entertains children & families with a 45 minute show full of professional, fun; interactive juggling that includes music, dance, comedy, audience participation, and a wide variety of different juggling props. The show features highly skilled juggling routines including up to 5 ball juggling, flashy club swinging & juggling, and a funky hip-hop act with cigar boxes. A shiny red ball takes on a life of its own, moving magically around silver boxes in a beautifully unique dance, plates spin, scarves fly, ribbons twirl, 3 diminutive members of the audience create their own 3 ring circus, and more! The show is fun and appropriate for all ages, can be tailored to mesh with summer reading themes. Great for summer reading program finale celebrations. Jen Slaw's juggling combines grace, humor, skill and beauty with a captivating style which delights all audiences. Jen is an International Jugglers Association 3 Ball Champion, and has performed with stars from Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Bros and taught with the Big Apple Circus. Jen holds degrees from Swarthmore College in art & engineering.
$501- $1000
Carlson, John KidMotivator.com Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
John Carlson is an Educational Entertainment Specialist. John first learned magic at the age of 10 by reading a book from his local library where he grew up in Brooklyn, NY. The magic bug bit him hard and he decided to start his own magic club and would hold monthly meetings at that same library. To show his appreciation John and his magic club members would put on a show every month for the library. He continues today performing his educationally significant programs through out the country. Our programs promise to be engaging and entertaining using magic, ventriloquism, and audience interaction while also maintaining the highest standards of educational significance. Most importantly our programs are structured, written, and delivered to stimulate and motivate the audience members to continue the learning process through self-directed learning. Every program motivates kids to read and learn!
$351- $500
A Magical Storyteller, Domino the Great Domino's Creative Reading Show Performing Arts- Magic
Magical Storyteller, author and entertainer Domino the Great’s creative reading show will leave children enthused to read at your library. Domino’s creative reading show is customize for each library and guarantees that children will read many books at your library. The show lets children see how much fun reading is. Just imagine the look on everyone’s face when Domino makes hundreds of your library books magically appear right before the children’s eyes.
$201- $350
Maurer, Jim Juggling WorkShop Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Visual Arts- Other
Who has not wanted to learn how to juggle. Well it takes determination, and proper training. Starting with 1 ball all the way up to 3 ball tricks and 5 ball juggling, Jim teaches all ages and all education levels.
$101- $200
TheatreworksUSA, - Patrick Garner's BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: AMERICA'S FIRST CITIZEN History,
Performing Arts- Theater
America's favorite founding father demonstrates how a life of self-discipline, public service and a genuine love of life led to international fame and the gratitude of a nation.
$501- $1000
Conrad, Bob Fizz, Boom,. Read, It's Magic Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This years show is all about Books, Robots, Rockets, Butterflies, Optical Illusions, and just plain fun. Your audience will meet Robie the Robot, See robots magically change places, and members of the audience help change a caterpillar into a butterfly, and launch a rocket ship. Lots of audience participation and interaction, and filled with laughter. It's Magic, Puppets, Ventriloquism, Balloons, Audience participation and lots of laughs and fun.
$201- $350
Grudko, Marian Lucinda Snowdrop Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Lucinda Snowdrop a musical tale for families and adults
 by composer and storyteller Marian Grudko Lucinda is only a toy bunny,
 yet it’s up to her to save Emmie’s grandma. Will Lucinda make the right choice? Will she do the right thing? Marian will perform this poignant story, accompanied 
by her enchanting music.
$201- $350
Oshlag, Rebecca and Rachel An Evening at 221 B Baker Street (2014 Summer Reading Program) Performing Arts- Storytelling
Treat your adult readers with this program about detection fiction’s most beloved literary character, Sherlock Holmes. Rebecca and Rachel Oshlag present a lively mix of stories and facts on this famous forensic scientist. They perform a selection of Sherlock Holmes short stories against a backdrop of an absorbing discussion about the character of Holmes, the impact of the fictional detective on the development of criminal investigative techniques, and the remarkable life and works of Sherlock’s creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
$101- $200
Goldstein, Dana First Lady: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Changing Role of Women in American History History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Eleanor Roosevelt had a view of American History that few can rival. In this original, interactive production, Eleanor shares her amazing journey: from her sheltered childhood at the turn of the century, to her volunteer work, on to her support of women’s suffrage, her life as a First Lady through depression and war, and then beyond that, to her active role in the blossoming civil rights movement and her work at the United Nations, where she was figural in the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Eleanor Roosevelt wasn’t just a First Lady; she was First Lady of the World. First Lady introduces audiences to some of the most influential women of the 20th century. Historical music and audience interaction bring students closer to the people and events that helped transform the role of women in the United States. First Lady is available in March and is an ideal way to celebrate Women’s History Month.
$1001- $3000
Kumalo, Robbi Jazzy Tales Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Jazzy Tales is a great program for the 2013 Summer Reading Program! Combining music, fairy tales, folk tales and popular story of good character. Robbi & bassist Chris share familiar tales while incorporating different languages & jazz improvisation in the stories and songs. Celebrate people, places, and things we all have in common!
$501- $1000
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