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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
O'Neil, Colleen Fabulous Fables and Amazing Animals Literature- Other,
Music
With an instrumentation of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn, Jewel Winds provides concerts containing an eclectic mix, from Bach to the Beatles and beyond. This ensemble can perform in a variety of settings and has something for every musical taste. "Fabulous Fables and Amazing Animals" features the following program: Teddy Bear's Picnic Aesop's Fables - The Ant and the Grasshopper, The City Mouse and the Country Mouse, The Hare and the Tortoise, The Wind and the Sun, The Lion and the Mouse. Ballet of the Chickens in their Shells (from Pictures at an Exhibition) Five Frogs The centerpiece of the program, Aesop's Fables, is an original piece for woodwind quintet by composer Rebecca Oswald, and includes narrator. The five short movements are engaging and humorous for listeners of all ages, and provide and introduction to the wonderful world of Aesop and his fables.
$351- $500
Collins, Dawn Story, Song, Movement, Rhythm Play Plus Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
An interactive program of songs, small and large movement, and rhythm instrument play for preschoolers and their parents. Story themes may be incorporated with the songs, e.g. songs about the seashore, songs about the seasons, songs about the river, songs about a holiday or national celebration. Parents interact with their children and the children learn that music and reading is fun, especially when sharing quality time with their parent or caregiver. Rhythm instruments (over 12 different types) are hand-held percussion instruments that are sanitized prior to use and are very sturdy and safe. (A craft or art project may be added on, which will extend the program length to 1 hour and 15 minutes.)
$101- $200
Sardelli, Darren Laugh-A-Lot Poetry Literature- Poetry,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors
Award winning poet and children’s book author, Darren Sardelli, shows children and young adults the cool side of poetry. Come watch Darren act out his hilarious and witty poetry, find out where he gets his ideas from, and learn how to paint pictures with your words. Many will leave this workshop with a new appreciation for reading and writing. Giggles guaranteed!
$201- $350
Dolan, Mary Beth Altered Books- STEAMPUNK or journals Literature- Creative Writing,
Visual Arts- Painting,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Take an old book and turn it into a treasure! Repurpose your libraries discard books into a work of art! Participants use collage, painting, staining, old photos, postcards, stamps, ribbon (etc.) and writing to Alter their book into a keepsake. Program best with ages 14 and up. Adults lobe this program too! It's a green way to reuse an old book!
$351- $500
Sardelli, Darren Family Poetry Night Literature- Authors,
Literature- Poetry,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
If you’re a fan of funny poetry, Family Poetry Night is a must! Come watch award winning poet and children’s book author, Darren Sardelli, perform his funny poems for the crowd. He will dazzle you with his humorous topics, whimsical characters, and surprise endings. This program brings families together and keeps them laughing the entire time!
$201- $350
Roethel, Glen What Inspires You? - A “Positive Music” Exploration, Concert & Songwriting Workshop Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Music
What inspires you? Is it a delicious meal, a glorious sunset, or perhaps a dear friend's smiling face? Whatever it may be, let's get fired up! In this concert/workshop acclaimed singer-songwriter Glen Roethel will perform some of his POSI (positive message) songs to get our juices flowing, then we'll awaken our inner songwriters when Glen guides us with creative exercises to inspire us and help us write our own POSI song. When we're done, we'll make a quick demo recording so that later on Glen can email it to each participant -- iTunes ready ;-)
$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
Harvey, Richard How To Play Blackjack: An Introduction To State-Of-The-Art Game Strategies Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Authors,
Other
Richard Harvey, bestselling author of Blackjack The Smart Way and Cutting Edge Blackjack, world renowned innovator of new blackjack strategies and expert player, teaches cutting edge concepts so all can understand what it takes to win at the game of 21 (aka blackjack). Called 'a blackjack wizard, a genius,' and 'a blackjack guru' by industry insiders, this university-trained math whiz and scientist has been praised for creating new methods (through 10 years of research involving card behavior studies, theoretical math models, shuffling studes and more) that far surpass the accuracy of the methods of the past. (Howard Schwartz of Las Vegas praised him for 'blazing new territory.') Interactive card demonstrations involve the audience in the process of learning. Harvey's done more than 200 professional seminars nationwide and is great at making everything easy to understand through copious amounts of instructive card examples and easy-to-understand PowerPoint slides. Harvey's recent library seminar West Hartford, CT, was fabulously successful (60+ attended). Harvey is proactive at getting publicity too. He obtained write-ups in the Hartford Courant, West Hartford Life and appeared on the Ray Dunaway show on WTIC-AM prior to the West Hartford library seminar. See www.blackjacktoday.com for more info.
$201- $350
Byers, Kathy IT'S A MIGHTY HARD ROAD History,
Literature- Authors,
Music
It's a Mighty Hard Road • A program of songs and stories inspired by John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath. • Lydia Adams Davis and Kathy Byers present a tuneful trek across America in The Great Depression. • Join in on Dust Bowl ballads of Woody Guthrie. • Cross the country in an old pickup truck meeting and working with migrant farm workers. • Listen to Union Songs in the camps... Imagine hopping on the freight trains. • Hear : Hobo's Lament.dreaming of a job...through the hardships made lighter by song. • Urban Chicago Country Blues and survival story-songs of families weathering hard times. • Upbeat, Tin Pan Alley tunes to cheer and lift the spirit! Presentation will entertain, educate, and inspire.
$201- $350
Collins, Dawn O Let's Make Music (Story, Song, Rhythm) Literature- Other,
Music,
Nature- Other
Using a current library story theme, season or place, this is a family friendly time. Mom! Dad! Grandparents too! Listen to some lively, easy to learn, child-friendly songs paired with some seasonal stories. Dawn will bring along her rhythm band bag of instruments for use during this fun time. There are songs with movements and songs with puppets so don’t be shy – we could get a little silly! It’s a fun time for all, and especially appropriate for the very young. Previous themes include songs of the river & water, world music, nature and animals.
$101- $200
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