Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Albert, Michael Michael Albert Modern Pop Art Experience at the Library History,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Michael Albert Pop Artist & author of "An Artist's America" (Henry Holt, 2008)brings his Modern Pop Art Experience to the Library which includes a Pop Art Show (of prints--formal(gallery) or informal (tape & tacks)), Artist/author presentation & talk, Hands-on Cereal Box Collage (Recycled Pop Art Workshop & FREE Art Gift giveaway for all participants..it is also a great opportunity for P/R
$351- $500
Gillman, Jackson The Magic of Rudyard Kipling - Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
The Magic of Rudyard Kipling: Just So - The classic Just So Stories are brought to life through Jackson's intimate theatrical style and a score of lively characterizations. School Library Journal review: Jackson's enthusiasm and delight infuses these stories from beginning to end. He is very entertaining while remaining true to the stories as Kipling wrote them -- further testimony to the timeless quality of these tales.
$351- $500
Pelham, Ruth Under One Sky concerts Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** Singing, hand-clapping, toe-tapping and sign language are all part of this upbeat and inspirational concert that takes children on a journey to celebrate the Earth and the rich diversity of our global family. At the heart of this program is Ruth Pelham’s longtime experience as a peace advocate and community song leader, as well as her participation in national and international 'peace through music' projects. This program features Ruth singing her original songs that teach participants how to make a positive difference in the world and be actively engaged in caring for our living Earth. Singing out about respect, compassion, understanding and cooperation, the 'Under One Sky' program weaves multiculturalism, environmental awareness, and social responsibility into a tapestry rich in hope and possibility.
$501- $1000
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE AMERICAN SPIRIT by Gerald Fierst History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Gerald Fierst brings to life eyewitness accounts of the men and women who shaped our nation. Experience the pageant of American history, with an emphasis on the vision, courage and values of the people who built it: including George Washington and the founding of our country; Chief Sequoah, of the Cherokee Nation; Sojourner Truth and the Civil War; the Wright Brothers and the age of invention; and Robert Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, visionaries of democracy. This is a dynamic one-man production with costumes, scenery and props.
$501- $1000
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
Graham, Michael Michael Graham's Spring Valley Puppet Theater Multicultural- Other,
Museums,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Illusion has triumphed. And so has Michael Graham, who gives life, at least momentarily, to a most improbable cast of characters. The New York Daily News The Spring Valley Puppet Theater has been performing for schools and libraries throughout New England for over 30 years. Each performance combines delightfully original scripts, appealing characters, beautifully hand-crafted hand and rod puppets, lighting, music and humor. The result is highly entertaining puppet theater. A highlight of each library program is an informative and exciting behind-the-scenes look at the technique and artistry used in puppet theater, including a demonstration of favorite characters. In most school assembly performances, the front curtain is removed and students are invited to explore the art of puppetry through an insightful and absorbing question and answer period. A wonderful educational experience! Productions include Jack and the Beanstalk (1994 UNIMA Award recipient.) The Three Wishes, The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, The Lazy Fox/ El Zorro Perezoso (bilingual,) Puss in Boots, A Holiday Fantasy. All shows play to a maximum audience of 350. Recommended for ages 5 and up / K thru 6th grade. Prices range from $335 to $400 plus travel. Please call for pricing information.
$351- $500
Schembri, Pamela Author Visit Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Using her storytelling as a springboard for writing, students will see how the plot and characters have developed in the series Second-Grade Friends. Interactive program with slides, suitable for elementary-aged students.
$351- $500
Kronzek, Allan Exploring the Magical World of Harry Potter Literature- Other,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Magic
Based on Allan's NY Times bestseller, The Sorcerer's Companion - A guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter, this visiting-author program combines magical performance, audience participation, and a lively exchange with students to explore the roots of Harry's magical universe in legend, literature and real-life events. Discover the ancient origins of wands and wizards, boggarts and broomsticks, hippogriffs and herbology. It is not necessary to have read the Harry Potter books to enjuoy and benefit from this program.
$501- $1000
Smith, Joy Memoir: A Personal Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
I integrated a school in Tennessee when I entered the first grade. It was the same year as the Little Rock nine. My father was a Civil Rights preacher and through him I met Martin Luther King, Jr. when I was 11 years old and later Rosa Parks - two iconic figures of the Civil Rights Movement. This program is my personal story along with songs and other related stories about tolerance, acceptance and pride.
$351- $500
Theater, Open Hand The Chocolate War Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Open Hand Theater’s vibrant puppets of all shapes and sizes, some over 12 feet tall, are taking on the issue of bullying and escalating conflict in a colorful and delightful imaginary land inhabited by juggling dwarfs, stretchy bouncing giants, friendly flowers and other wise musical beings. Springer and Sprong, two seemingly inseparable pals, tumble into a series haphazard events that could lead to a catastrophic quarrel. Will the entire town follow them into battle? … or will a small stream of harmony bring them all back together again?
$501- $1000
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