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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Cavanaugh, Deb Express Yourself in Song (For the 2009 Summer Reading Program) Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Music
Through the use of rhyming exercises and brainstorming techniques, groups of teens can work together on lyrics. If time permits, we will set those lyrics to music. A longer and more in-depth program can be arranged.
$351- $500
Lazzarini, James Extra! Extra! Read All About It! (Reading encouragement show.) Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic
Extra! Extra! Read All About It! (Reading encouragement show.) Amore will amaze children 3 to 12 years with a performance that tops all others. Fast paced and original, this one of a kind performance utilizes amazing magic, hilarious side-splitting comedy, live animals, music, and loads of audience participation all intertwined with a message about libraries, the value of books and the importance of reading. Feel the excitement as you witness colorful handkerchiefs turn to magic canes and objects materialize out of thin air. Visual magic combines with the encouragement of reading in this electrifying show. Never seen before illusions and audience participation make this a show you and your students will long remember. Fly like Peter Pan, Pass through Alice’s Looking Glass, perform magic like Harry Potter and even become the Cat in the Hat! From the moment the show begins until the grand finale the children will be mesmerized and mystified by Amore. Perfect choice for the summer reading club kick off, end of the summer party or during the school year vacations!
$351- $500
Friedhoffer, Bob MAGIC TRICKS - SCIENCE FACTS Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Science
LIBRARY PROGRAMS There are a number of programs available for libraries based upon Friedhoffer's books and academic work. All of the programs listed have been successfully presented at libraries across the United States. He can appear at you library as an author, a scientist, a magician, and/or a teacher. Available programs: Magic Tricks - Science Facts a/k/a The Scientific Magic Show Boomerangs - How to Make and Throw Them A History of Scientific Recreations Science Fair Workshops for Parents and Students Magic Shows for Children Magic Shows for Young Adults The Deception of Perception - How One's Senses Can Be And Are Manipulated Einstein and the Quantum World - Analogs of Relativistic and Quantum Science to Understanding of The Very Large and the Very Small
$501- $1000
Dolan, Mary Beth Digging into a story Literature- Creative Writing,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Learn how to visually tell a story by digging into the visual, audio and sensory aspects of an event. See my program graphic novels or cartooning for more info. Can be done in one visit of 1.5 to 2 hours or as a two part visit o 1.5 to 2 hours each visit. Ages 8 and up! Fun for adults and kids.
$351- $500
Riley, Tom How to Write Articles For Fun and Profit Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Authors,
Literature- Creative Writing
I am an author and a writer/photographer. I write for RIVERTOWN magazine which has a circulation of 70,000 readers. I teach people how to target their article and how to appeal to editors. I hone their writing skills and point out grammatical errors and things to avoid. I teach them to be passionate about what they write and to know their subject. My friend is a publisher and he speaks from the editor'publisher viewpoint. Together we have a lively panel discussion and people leave motivated to write articles with new enthusiasm.
$201- $350
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
Tomecek, Stephen The Science of Sports Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Scientist and award-winning author Steve The Dirtmeister Tomecek takes a slightly serious look at the science behind many of the sports that kids love to play. The program features over a dozen interactive demonstrations which are safe enough for kids to try themselves. We begin with a look at athletes and why reaction time and hand-eye coordination is so important. We then explore the roles played by inertia, leverage, angular momentum, friction and gravity in everything from bowling and basketball to soccer and baseball!
$201- $350
Walker, Nancy Nancy Walker trio Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
The Nancy Walker trio Big Shoulders. The Zucchini Brothers. And that's just for starters. Nancy's voice has found a home with the trio, whether singing her own melodies, classics from the American songbook or selections from the deep catalog of the Old Town School of Folk Music. Have you lived until you've heard Nancy sing "Bury Me Beneath The Willow?" She's just an comfortable laying back and letting Larry and Sam stretch out on an original instrumental, with Larry's guitar snaking along Sam's expansive drum beat. Some bands get by on style, some get by on substance. Some, instead, catch the magic that flashes when the two poles meet. The Nancy Walker trio is the real thing.
$351- $500
Ellison, Emily Sing Me a Story, Read Me a Song Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Other,
Music
"Sing Me a Story, Read Me a Song!"   (An NY and Queens Public Library and school favorite)
Children ages 0 - 5 and their caregivers will dive into the wonderful world of picture books by singing and exercising their physical, social and emotional and intellectual minds as they use music to increase their alphabetic knowledge, initial letter sound knowledge, rhyming abilities, print awareness pre­reading skills.Participants will: dance, march, stomp, skip, hop, bend, stretch, sway, clap, tap, sing a song and bang a gong and use props like scarves, parachutes, streamers, balls, to explore movement and space.   They will  shake and strike bells, shakers, drums and all the traditional children’s percussion and explore sound and rhythms, timbre, volume, pitch, and tempo sing a great variety of traditional early childhood and nursery rhyme songs and begin and end each class with the same “hello” and “goodbye” songs.

$201- $350
Lawrence, David Finding the Hero in You! Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
David FunN's Finding the Hero in You! program is based on the 2015 cooperative theme and takes his audience on a magical journey, trying to find a true 'hero'. He uses music, magic, storytelling and puppetry to keep both children and adults enthralled and laughing for up to 45 minutes. His show includes a live rabbit production, child participants and uses books from the library's collection.
$351- $500
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