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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Chambers, Trish Rosie the Riveter and Her Sisters – The Women of World War II History,
Performing Arts- Other
Rosie the Riveter is the story of the women who sustained our nation and her troops during WWII. Rosie and her sisters changed America forever, not only by their work during the war by also by expanding the presence of women in the workplace, the arts and professions. The presentation explores how they proved their capabilities by stepping into the places of the men who went to war, what they accomplished in jobs and situations that were considered outside the sphere of women, and how they paved the way for the feminist revolution of the 60’s.
$201- $350
Golden, Gail DREAM ON! Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
DREAM ON! is three multicultural folk tales presented story theatre style. The folk tales are all from library books and are about dreams and dreamers. Jump on your magic carpet and explore the wonderful world of dreamers! Two professional actor/storytellers tell the stories with lots of help from audience volunteers. The stories are from England, Denmark, and the USA.
$101- $200
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. GOOWIN'S BALLOOWINS Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Madcap balloon artist, Allynn Gooen, invites audience members into his stories as they become the actors, while he creates their sets, props, and costumes from twisting balloons. Stories can include Snow White and the Eight Dwarfs, The Three Pigs, The Wizard of Oz, The Story of Purim, or practically any story of your choosing. This unforgettable show will captivate the audience and spark their imaginations.
$501- $1000
McEntee, Robert Magic or Balloon Sculpturing Workshop Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other
Students gain ability to fool family & friends with several great feats of magic! Instructional handouts provided and magic taught uses common household objects. Skills gained improve hand eye coordination, dexterity, and teach the power of perseverance. A brief history of magic is discussed and it's relation to current culture. Program is customized for audience ages and ability. Promotion of library as the ideal place to further study is emphasized. Students leave Balloon sculpturing workshop with ability to create several adorable figures. Needed materials are supplied along with resource list.
$201- $350
Fultz, Dave Problem Solving and Learning Through Juggling Performing Arts- Juggling
This is a fun, informative and unique program that uses learning to juggle as an example of how to keep negative emotions from getting in the way of the learning process. Western New York juggler, Dave Fultz, discusses how negative emotions such as fear, confusion, and frustration can get in the way when you are trying to learn something that you may find difficult. A step-by-step incremental approach is introduced where each step has a clearly defined objective. Once you reach your goal for each step, you are prepared and confident that you can handle the next step. Kid's will learn the very best tried and true method of learning to juggle while they learn to learn. This is a humorous, entertaining and memorable approach to education that students may find helpful for many years to come.
$101- $200
Oshlag, Rebecca and Rachel Midsummer Knights Tales: Stories of Heroes from the Middle Ages (2015 Summer Reading Program) Performing Arts- Storytelling
Adults will enjoy the accounts of heroes from King Arthur’s realm and other legendary kingdoms in the British Isles. Rebecca and Rachel employ their trademark dynamic style in both literary and traditional storytelling to bring modern translations of the Middle English works to their audiences. Story themes are universal and continue to be relevant now as they were well then. For example, the question, “What do women want?” was asked and successfully answered over 700 years ago. The knightly stories of heroic, and sometimes not so heroic, behavior continue to entertain and inspire, and modern adult audiences will appreciate them as much as did listeners during times long past. The tellers also provide an intriguing commentary on the historical context of the tales. Program length is 45-50 minutes with additional time for comments and questions. This program was developed for the 2015 Summer Reading Program but can be presented any time of the year. An adapted version for teen audiences is available as is a version to accommodate both teen and adult audiences.
$101- $200
Oliveira, Nelson "The Splish Splash Reading Show" Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Other
Domino's, "The Splish Splash Reading Show" is an action packed program that will grab the attention of children (and fun loving adults too) with amazing magic tricks, fun storytelling, hilarious age-appropriate humor, tons of audience participation, music and more. This reading program will make your summer a real "SPLASH" and pack your library with young readers who are ready for some real fun in the sun at YOUR Library!
$201- $350
Crocker, Keith I LOVE LUCY - Lucille Ball - From Hollywood to Television History,
Media- Film,
Performing Arts- Clowning
This program is a delightful examination of the career of comedic actress Lucille Ball, from her humble beginnings in Jamestown, NY to her rise to stardom in Hollywood and her later television career, Lucille Ball was one of the most beloved and trend setting female comic in the history of motion pictures and television. And while her whole output as an actress is explored, we give special attention to her television career, I Love Lucy in particular. In fact the highlight of this program is a 16mm showing of a rare I Love Lucy episode title Paris At Last. For years programers and audiences alike have been asking for this, and here it finally is...
$101- $200
Golden, Gail Be Creative at Your Library! Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Be Creative! is a program of multicultural folktales told story theatre style by 2 professional actors. The program is highly interactive -- featuring audience participation, language and cultural information, humor, and mime. The emphasis is on encouraging reading -- the stories were all found in library books! -- and on creativity. Audience volunteers even get to join the actors in acting out the stories! The Wondermakers have been performing in schools and libraries since 1985 with Young Audiences. The Director of The Wondermakers, Gail Golden, is also Mrs. Claus in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC and was Cinderella's Fairy Godmother at Walt Disney World!
$201- $350
Heckstall, Amina Olushola Ballet International Africans - AFRICA MEETS AFRICAN AMERICA PROGRAM Music,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Dance
This is a project/ program that was begun in 2005 to show the division between Africans and African Americans in this country, while also showing how we are very similar. We aim to use the cultural arts that we share through our ancestral lineage and that we have gained from our ancestry in this country to show where we come from, where we should be headed, and how to get there as a united community. We use Traditional & Interpretive African dance, drum, song, folklore, poetry, hip hop, litugical dance, and even rap to teach morals, history, and cultural arts. We do this through performances and/ or classes.
$501- $1000
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