Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
McKenna, Mark Creating a children's book Literature- Authors,
Visual Arts- Drawing
Long time comic book creator Mark Mckenna, who has worked on over 450 comic books has created a labor of love in his kids book property, Banana Tail. Come join Mark as he describes the creation of his creation, Banana Tail, the little monkey who thinks hes turning into a banana and his best friends Tic Tac, the plaid zebra and Reena, the mood-color changing rhino. Mark has a 25 minute power point presentation that fun for the kids and the adults...
$201- $350
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi 2012 SUMMER READING: DREAM ON! & READY FOR BED! Literature- Authors,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Dream On! Wind up your "Imagination Key" and "Oh the Things We Can Think!" and the places we can go if we only dream.... A totally interactive program of Songs, Games and Stories. Both Dream and Dream on:Ready for Bed are great PJ concerts too - both a.m.and p.m. Teddy Bears and Jammies welcome as we sing and dance our way through imaginary journeys. A touch of Seuss always included - a little "Waltzing with Bears" and other delightful songs both original and well known. Sing-a-longs and Bedtime stories complete with SNORES!!!
$351- $500
McKeon-Pierce, Lonna Babushka Tales Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Understanding the diversity of cultural heritages, Mrs. McKeon Pierce tells tales of Eastern Europe with ethnic costume, props, and song. Babushka means grandmother, and these stories are folktales with the universal appeal of hearing tales on your grandma's lap.
$351- $500
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.
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - SEUSSICAL Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Oh, the thinks you can think when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters and stories hit the stage in this unforgettable musical adventure by Broadway veterans Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. The noble Horton the Elephant, the one-feathered bird Gertrude McFuzz and the antics of the Cat in the Hat steal the spotlight in one of Theatreworks' largest-scale productions to date!
$3001+
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
Cain, Ron Tune In To Magical Idol Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
Turn off the TV. Shut down the PC. And tune up your imagination. It's time for Magical Idol, the new magic show brought to you by Central New York magician Ron Cain. Inspired by the 2005 NYS Summer Reading Program theme Tune in @ Your Library, the show features a variety of magical, musical illusions. Each represents a different literary character. The show ends with audience members voting for their favorites and looking forward to spending more time at the library. Since 1998, Ron has created magic shows based on the annual summer reading program theme. Each program uses magic and humor to promote reading and help children feel good about themselves. A Syracuse University graduate and former teacher, Ron has more than 16 years of experience performing at schools, libraries, companies and festivals throughout New York. He also has appeared on television’s Pappyland and Saturday Showboat. His magic shows with educational messages include Uncle Sam's Old Time Magic Show, Magic of America, Wandering Wizard Show, Magical Museum Show, Case of the Missing Bunny, Captain HurriCain’s Seaside Magic Show, Tex the Cowboy Magician's Wild West Show, Discover Millennium Magic Show, and Holiday Hocus Pocus.
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - AESOP: THE UNTOLD STORIES OF AESOP'S FABLES Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Join a young boy who finds himself in a world where Aesop’s famous fables come to life. Animals of all kinds help Elliot on his quest of discovery and his desire to get back before the school day ends. He learns that obstacles can be overcome if you believe in yourself and look at all the possibilities that life holds.
$1001- $3000
Zimmermann, Linda Zombies, the Undead, and the People Who Love Them Literature- Authors,
Other
What is our fascination with zombies and other undead creatures? This program examines the history of these frightening beings of myth and legend from countries around the world. It also takes a look at the modern day infatuation with zombies, highlighting aspects of my novel "Hudson Valley Zombie Apocalypse," which was also turned into a graphic novel.
$101- $200
Krensky, Stephen Adventures With the Writing Process Literature- Creative Writing
Whether jousting with dragons, outsmarting bullies or researching the early life of Benjamin Franklin, Stephen Krensky has learned to understand writing as a process. Using some of his 100+ fiction and non-fiction books as examples, he shares the process by which his ideas become manuscripts, and how those manuscripts are revised (and revised and revised) before being published. His talks are always informal, and he welcomes questions from the audience.
$1001- $3000
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