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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Edgecomb, Diane Tales of the Supernatural Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tales of the Supernatural For adults, not appropriate for ages 11 and under. Just in time for Halloween, Diane presents an unusual collection of eerie tales and songs. Definitely not for kids, this evening event features a true ghost story Edgecomb collected about the misshapen standing stones of Avebury, England and the eerie force that emanates from them. The performance has a decidedly Celtic slant exploring the Gaelic traditions that influence Halloween including the humorous encounter with the devil that brought about the first Jack O’Lantern
$501- $1000
Marz, Ron Comic Books Step by Step Literature- Authors,
Media- Other,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Ron Marz has been writing comic books for 25 years, working for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics and numerous other publishers. He has provided lengthy runs on heroes including Green Lantern and Silver Surfer, as well as franchises like "Star Wars" and "Skylanders." His program takes the audience through each step of comic creation, from script to artwork to coloring and lettering, revealing the process of transforming an idea into a finished comic. A question-and-answer period follows. The program can be adapted to any age group.
$351- $500
CLEMENTS, JEHAN Santa Claus - Holiday Storytelling Program Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
1 - The Boy/Girl Who Became Santa's Helper - Original Christmas Story. 2 - The Boy/Girl Who Did Not Believe In Santa Claus - Original Christmas Story. 3 - The Night Before Christmas - Let's Read This Wonderful Poem Together. 4 - We're Having Fun - A Sing-a-Long Song.
$351- $500
Salerno Thomas, Sarah Roxaboxen Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Loosely adapted from the book by Alice McLerran, this interactive performance invites the audience to recreate the place and people of Roxaboxen, where imagination reigns. Upon request, Roxaboxen can be customized to link with a a library's summer reading theme. 15 children participate onstage and there are numerous opportunities for the audience to contribute throughout.
$351- $500
Connolly, Carol Storytelling Programs and Workshops Literature- Creative Writing,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Professional Bio: For 30 years, a teacher, storyteller, traveler, and writer, Carol has collected stories from around the world. The constantly expanding repertoire of this accomplished performer includes folk and fairy tales, myths, literary tales and original stories. Carol presents programs in schools, colleges, libraries, museums, churches, senior centers, nature preserves, on radio and television, and at festivals and civic and community events throughout the Northeast. She has been a scheduled performer at festivals in the US and Great Britain. She is a member of the highly acclaimed storytelling quartet, Four Stories High, and the duo, Tales and Tunes. Program Titles/Themes: Participation Stories, Strong Women Stories, Mountain Merriment, Multicultural Folktales, Tales of Fools and Wise Ones, Seasonal Stories, Tales of Times Past, Tales to Tickle Your Funnybone, Environmental Stories, Tales of Mystery & Enchantment, Storytelling Workshops for parents/teachers/ children.
$201- $350
McGrath, Cathy “POLLY PUT THE KETTLE ON” INTERACTIVE RHYMES, SONGS, GAMES Health & Fitness- Other,
Literature- Other,
Music
This is a delightful collection of the most treasured nursery rhymes, imitation songs, finger plays, action songs and musical games for the younger visitors to the library and their families. Cathy rekindles the joy of traditional musical activities that enhance learning: singing, dancing, reciting, moving in circles, playing active games, smiling, and cooperating with each other. The dancing limberjack toys are always featured for simple and captivating fun. An experienced folk music performer and family literacy teacher, with a specialty in traditional American singing games, Cathy uses guitar, banjo, limberjacks, flute, and penny whistle in her programs which are tailored for specific age groups. “This program is perfect for preschoolers!” said Robin Benoit of Fairport Public Library. (An additional version has been created as a family concert for audiences of all ages).
$201- $350
LaBarge, Christopher Reading Magic Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic
See the magic of reading as books come alive in front of your eyes. Chris 'Mr. Magicman' LaBarge, a NYS certified Literacy Specialist, is your guide to this magical adventure. Join him as he finds all kinds of magical things that books can do when you read them.
$101- $200
Szydlowski, Mary Web Resources for Writers Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Literature- Other
Discussion of the resources available to writers on the Internet including: information on various writing organizations; how to locate literary agents; finding publisher listings, locating specific markets for your work; using writer's guidelines; identifying writing scams;selling your work on the web to content aggregators and online magazines; and writers' support groups.
$351- $500
Shimeta, Kathleen Life, Love, Song! A Visit with Gena Branscombe Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
This show is a tribute to an inspiring composer whose life and work were well in advance of her time. A one-woman retrospective of Miss Branscombe's life showcases the romantic beauty of her exceptional music. A performance full of family entertainment, enchantment and inspiration! Composer Gena Branscombe was a leading figure in American classical music from 1905 until her death in 1977. Her richly melodic, award-winning body of work includes over 150 art songs, chamber music, choral works and piano compositions. An integral part of New York City and State musical life in her time, Miss Branscombe was also the founder and leader of the Branscombe Choral, with an illustrious career that included performing and conducting for kings, presidents and the celebrated figures of her time.
$501- $1000
Rogers, Robert Stone Soup Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
A musical play of the old folk tale which answers the question, Is it possible to make a soup from just a stone? This version concerns a soldier who comes upon a small village of very selfish people. When no one offers to give him something to eat, the soldier uses his wits to amaze them all with a pot of boiling water and, yes, just a stone. This is a story about friendship, trust and self-reliance - three issues that couldn't be more important in today's world.
$351- $500
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* Inclusion in this database does not indicate endorsement of any performer or program by the NYS Education Department, the Office of Cultural Education, the NYS Library or the participating library systems, nor does it eliminate the need for reference checks and appropriate standard screening procedures.

 

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