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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Basini, Lisa Halloween - Nightmare Cake Life Skills- Food,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Create a cake to look like your worst nightmare, just in time for Halloween. This will be a great way to celebrate Halloween with friends and family
$201- $350
Theater, Open Hand The Secret of the Puppet's Book Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Open Hand Theater’s literacy production about the wonderful world of reading. Meet Lewis, a most extraordinary puppet who finds fun, adventure, and some interesting friends in the magical pages of the books he finds. With the delightful music of storyteller Bill Harley and some magical puppetry Lewis takes us on a journey through the imagination.
$501- $1000
Smith, Joy Stories from the Americas History,
Multicultural- Native American,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Americas – both north and south and in between are rich with a variety of traditions and cultures. Together we will look at the stories from our part of the world ranging from Cajun tales to stories from the Amazon to Caribbean stories. Stories and Songs: Why Alligators Hate Dogs, Dog Tales, The Creation, Sputen Duyvil, Tory’s Conversion, Froggie Went A’Courtin’, Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett, The River That Gave Gifts, Sweet Betsey from Pike, Nora and the Akee, Day-O, Revolutionary Tea, The Dreaming Tree, Senor Coyote and the Dogs, Coyote Decorates the Night, Sarasponda, Headless Horseman, La Llorona, Horse and Toad, The Very Happy Donkey, Fe-Do-do, The Secret of the Animals, Pat Works on the Railroad, Chinese working on the Transcontinental Railroad, River Train, The Search for the Magic Lake
$351- $500
Connolly, Carol Holly Jolly Holidays Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Celebrate the season with songs and stories of the holidays. A festive combination of music and storytelling excitement, this performance will spark kids' imaginations and get everybody in a holiday mood. Do you hear sleigh bells jingling? Come and sing along!
$201- $350
Paul, LoriAnn Zinnia Presents Puppeteering Workshops! Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Zinnia (LoriAnn Paul) is a children’s entertainer, puppeteer and clown, as well as a certified yoga teacher. She enjoys creating custom workshops, which are as fun as they are educational! Zinnia is offering unique puppeteering workshops for students of all ages, which will teach students about the ancient art of puppeteering by allowing them to experience it firsthand! Furthermore, these workshops will help to improve students’ motor skills, increase their language and social skills, and help to develop self-confidence among other things. Students will have the rare opportunity to play with some of Zinnia’s beautiful professional puppets. They will also learn a variety of different puppeteering techniques such as gesturing with arm rods, puppet and voice manipulation, script writing, character development, creative role playing to help foster improvisation and collaboration skills, prop/costume design and construction, as well as set design and construction, and more! During these workshops, students will have the unique opportunity to write and perform original puppet plays of their own! Each student will develop a puppet character from the depths of her/his own imagination, and bring it to life. Depending on time allotted, students may create puppets of their own upon completion of the workshop(s).
$351- $500
Nobisso, Josephine Behind the Scenes with a Celebrated Author Life Skills- Other,
Other,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Through age-appropriate, visual slide presentations, beloved author of 58+ books takes audiences behind the scenes into her 37 years in writing. Using humor and inspirational anecdotes, she shows influences that shaped her career from her bi-lingual school days. Shares her professional and home life, illuminates successful work habits, and shows the stages a book requires. Reads her books. Q&A. Author donates books, discounts books through easy ordering kit, and offers writing program, Show; Don't Tell! Secrets of Writing.
$501- $1000
Pelc, Cindy and Jim Stilt walking Performing Arts- Clowning
Welcome guests to the library with a beautiful clown - 8 feet tall! Capture the carnival spirit with the library in a safe, family way.
Up to $100
McIntosh, Story Laurie The Library is the Place for Me! Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Story Laurie's love for libraries is infectious! Bask in Laurie’s frolicking style as she weaves tales of wonder and sings sunny songs about everything from home-grown tomatoes to turtles that fly, all the while delightfully reminding young and old that her favorite place to learn stories & songs (and just plain ol' hang out) is at the library! This program also features two Story Laurie tunes: the call-and-response “Come Along with Me” (to the library, that is!) and the “No Library Books in the Bathtub” waltz.
$201- $350
DuBois, Betsy Karen Montanaro Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Mime
Karen Montanaro blends the arts of mime and dance to create theater with rare physical and emotional power. Karen offers interactive workshops on dance and movement in PE classes as well as general classes and performances. One moment an old gunslinger reminisces about his youth, the next an entire baseball game plays out in front of you. The full evening concert includes original works by Karen Montanaro, by mime master Tony Montanaro, and by renowned dancers and choreographers Louis Gervais and Clay Taliaferro.
$501- $1000
Mitch Weiss, Martha Hamilton Stories of Wonder and Humor from around the World Literature- Authors,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Mitch Weiss and Martha Hamilton are seasoned presenters who have been winning audiences and critical acclaim throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia since 1980. Renowned for their dynamic presentations of world tales and their work in teaching storytelling, they are available for performances, workshops, and extended residencies. Their twenty-one books and recordings have won numerous awards including Parents’ Choice, National Parenting Publications Awards, Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature (from Bank Street College of Education), and the Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award. A typical comment after a school visit is: 'Beauty & Beast Storytellers have so much talent wrapped in one package! They are authors, dramatists and educators bursting with energy and enthusiasm. Their books delight all audiences and when they talk their books, it's an unforgettable performance.' Mitch and Martha will get children of all ages excited about reading and inspire them to tell tales in an engaging manner and to write their own stories. Their story collections and picture books appeal to a wide range of ages. Check out their terrific Web site which reflects the quality of their programs and the breadth and depth of their experience.
$501- $1000
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