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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Rogers, Robert Little Leonardo and the Fantastic Flying Machine. Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Science
Time travel back to 15th Century Italy, where young Leonardo Da Vinci works as an apprentice in the studio of the great Master Antonio del Verrocchio, the foremost painter and sculptor of his day. Inspired by all the books, tools, charts, artwork and maps around him, Leonardo is drawn to the world of science, and uses his sense of invention to build a machine that flies.
$351- $500
Hartin-Gelardi, Lorraine Long Ago When I Was Little….A Family Story Celebration Life Skills- Parenting,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi will share personal stories about her family and will talk about the importance of the role of “memory keepers” in families. Parents and children are encouraged to bring family memorabilia, photos, and mementoes. Children and parents will have time to share their stories.
$101- $200
Leeds, Dorothy Good Lessons from Bad Women History,
Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
In Good Lessons from Bad Women, a devilishly funny one-woman show, our lead character, Dorothy, wrestles with the concept of goodness and dives deep into a world where good is bad and bad is good. Instructed from childhood by her mother to be a “good girl” like the ever-virtuous Eleanor Roosevelt, Dorothy wonders what might be on the other side of goodness. As she begins a journey from rebellion to reconciliation, she visits a series of infamous, disreputable women from different time periods and backgrounds. In seven vignettes and frequent conflicts with Eleanor Roosevelt, Dorothy learns from these fascinating women by becoming each one and imparting the subtle lessons they teach. By the play’s triumphant ending, she has gleaned wisdom from the original sinner, Eve, the guilt-free Mae West, the opportunistic Emperor Wu, the image-building Kathryn Kelley, the litigious Elizabeth Freeman and the pillaging Anne Bonney. Good Lessons from Bad Women has been performed at libraries, theatres, universities, and museums all over North America.
$501- $1000
Mischief, Merry PiraticalTreasures & Trinkets Show! History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Yaaaaarrrr Mateys! Welcome aboard a couple of PIRATES to teach you about the sea, pirates, sailing and historical figures! Stories told in music and poems about Sailing, Pirates, and Literature Treasures in your library! Song and poetry performed for you by PIRATES! Learn about shanties, sea life and lore. This is a fun show for the whole family from Merlyn & Harry who come dressed as PIRATES! And you should dress up like Pirates to, and come aboard!!
$201- $350
Drums of Japan, Ryu Shu Taiko Japanese Dance & Martial Arts Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The traditional Japanese Folk Dances and the Martial Arts moves known as KATA, provide a glimpse into the unique YAMATO DAMISHI -SAMURAI SPIRIT-. This spirit has pervaded Japanese culture for hundreds of years and still influences the Japanese today as seen in the popularity of Samurai based Anime & Manga; as well as the countless martial arts studios-dojos- throughout the world. Accompanied by the thunder of the Taiko drums and the elegant sounds of the Koto and Shakuhachi; Karate & Kendo Kata are performed with Samurai Swords, and flying fists and feet. This is juxtaposed with the refined movements of classical Japanese dance. The influence of the martial spirit can be seen in these refined dances as well as the energetic movements of traditional local village folk dances. This program is presented by the Ryu Shu Kan and sponsored by the Japan Center at Stony Brook University's Community Outreach programs.
$501- $1000
McKeon-Pierce, Lonna A Visit with Laura Ingalls Wilder History,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Master storyteller, Lonna Pierce, comes in costume and brings period artifacts of the late 1800s. She re-tells stories from the Little House on the Prairie series, tying in history, geography, cooking, dance, and music. Students will discover what it was to be a child 100 years ago!
$501- $1000
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
Lawrence, David Dig Into Reading Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
An exciting, interactive program featuring magic, music, puppetry, all based on the 2013 library theme Dig Into Reading. We use books from library collections to weave a fun filled collection of magical routines into a program that both delights children, and encourages them to check out books from the library.
$201- $350
Shepard, Mark DrumSongStory Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
DrumSongStory is an eclectic, ever changing, shape shifting, globe circling, archetype exploring, community building boundary breaking, mind/heart/ear opening celebratory combination of Drums, Songs and Stories. DrumSongStory is appropriate for all ages and can be tailored to serve a wide range of themes and topics. They are multicultural, multidisciplinary and support the multiple intelligences. Each performance is customized depending on audience age, theme, time of year or other variables. Ideal for mixed audiences of children and adults.
$501- $1000
Edgecomb, Diane Night Lights Multicultural- Other,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
In Night Lights, unusual star myths take us on a multi-cultural voyage across the heavens. The collection Diane has gathered teach about easily observed celestial phenomena like the origin of prominent constellations, and significant 'night lights' like Morning Star and North Star. Complemented by a humorous legend of the origin of fireflies, this program is well-rounded entertainment. Enjoy it in any indoors venue or bring it to an outdoor or nighttime setting as a special treat. Listen in wonder as tales from Greece, Estonia, Native America, Kurdistan and Korea celebrate the magic of the night sky. 'Thank you for a wonderful program last Saturday. It couldn't have been better. You really know how to act out great stories and myths. We all enjoyed your program immensely.' Sandy Pierson, Myles Standish State Forest, Carver, MA
$351- $500
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