Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Florez, Karla The Green Inchworm Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Dance
The Green Inchworm. (Karla Florez, 2005). It tells a story of a green inchworm that feeds himself from the leaves of the African Palm tree. In his daily search for food the Green Inchworm's character dances and plays a traditional rhythm from Colombia named Tambora. This performance exalts the value of friendships and communal support. Stresses the importance of leaving in harmony with the enviroment.The story of this children's book is inspired in a traditional Barranquilla's Carnival dance.
$201- $350
Raimondo, Joyce CLAY CREATURES! Museums,
Nature- Animals,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Encounter real and imaginary creatures by famous artists Miro, Chagall, and others. Then, create your own fantasy creature out of self-hardening clay. Decorate it with beads, feathers, pipe-cleaners, and other fun stuff.

Projects based on Raimondo's award-winning ART EXPLORER children's book series. Workshops taught by Imagine That! certified instructors.


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$201- $350
Cavanaugh, Deb Creepy Crawlers Music,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Sing along, play percussion instruments and enjoy moving around as we use our imaginations to bring these songs about insects, crawdads and other creepy crawlers to life at your library. This program may also include looking at books and can be presented with or without supplemental educational materials.
$201- $350
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi EARTH IS A GIFT Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Gigi® and Family from the highly acclaimed Gigi® and the Lend Me a Hand Band® lead a wonderful interactive celebration of our planet through story and song. Songs and stories cover many different cultures and the various inhabitants of our planets. The music is a compilation of original and traditional songs sung and accompanied by Gigi® on acoustic/electric guitar and Granny Franny on Synthesizer. Children are offered multiple avenues of participation through either taking part in stories involving chants, playing specific instruments, play acting parts with puppets and/or acting as action leaders to the songs. A favorite for Earth Day or programming of mixed ages, this program can easily be adjusted for all children and their families.
$351- $500
Tincknell, Roger Earth Rhythms: Songs for the Environment Music,
Nature- Environment,
Science
From rain forests to recycling, conservation to compost, Earth Rhythms journeys from our own backyard to around the world with a variety of musical styles and instruments. Performed on a variety of stringed, wind, and percussion instruments, Earth Rhythms is also a multicultural journey to many lands. Hear songs, animal stories, legends and facts to the accompaniment of the Aztec rain stick, Inca flute, Russian balalaika, African drum, banjo, guitar and mandolin. The audience participates in singing, moving, and playing percussion instruments. A good fit for 2013 Summer Reading.
$201- $350
Frenette, Liza Visiting Author Interactive Workshops Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Nature- Environment
My workshops are highly interactive and involve students coming to recognize the storyteller within themselves. Drawing on characters and events from my books - Soft Shoulders, Dangerous Falls Ahead and Dead End - we talk about storytelling in terms of singing, quilting, talking, poetry, and even finding new meaning in road signs. I focus on revision and research, telling students stories of how these came to shape my books in much different ways than I had expected. All of my books are set in the Adirondacks as realistic fiction, so my programs deal with nature, plants and trees - even bogs - unique to this area. I bring in maps, hand-stitched quilts and photographs of road signs. We do group story building and visualization.
$501- $1000
Morse, Andy READY, SET, SING! Health & Fitness- Other,
Music,
Nature- Animals
Kids, bring your family, friends, caregivers, neighbors and head to your local library on foot, bike or car. Once there, Andy "The Music Man" will offer an age-appropriate, fun- filled, energetic, educational musical program for pre-schoolers through 3rd graders. Ready, Set, Sing! participants will sing, dance, play-act and hear stories in song as they learn about summer activities, nutrition, vocabulary, transportation, animals and much more. Children will be encouraged at the end of the program to hunt for books about the subjects they have sung about. Ready, Set, Sing! is a great combination for your mind and body.
$351- $500
Tom, Copper Mr. Vegas Man Presents Hey Santa! Music,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
This is a holiday show of music & comedy presented by Mr. Vegas Man ( Copper Tom's alter ego). It's a seasonal extravaganza featuring popular Christmas songs including: 'Let It Snow','Winter Wonderland', 'White Christmas', 'Blue Christmas','Here Comes Santa Claus' & much more- as well as the original Christmas blues song written by Mr. Vegas Man, 'Hey Santa!' Professional, fun & affordable - this show is especially good for seniors & families.
$201- $350
Brown, Wayne & Karen The Ocean Adventure Nature- Marine Life,
Science,
Visual Arts- Other
Professional underwater photographers, California marine biologist, Wayne Brown, and his SCUBA instructor wife, Karen, bring their exciting real-life expeditions to your patrons with fast-paced and entertaining multimedia presentations using unique props, biological specimens, breathtaking photography, storytelling techniques, audience participation and life-sized, inflatable animals. Programs include: • The Australia Great White Shark Expedition • The Belize Whale Shark Expedition • A Visit to Nemo's Home -- The Australia Great Barrier Reef • Funny and Freaky Fish in the Caribbean Sea • Diving with Dolphins and Humpback Whales • Playing with Living Mermaids -- Florida Manatees • Slimy Seaweed & Funny and Freaky Fish in the California Kelp Forest • Funny and Freaky Animals in the Belize Rainforests and Coral Reefs • Weird & Creepy Sea Creatures that Go Bump in the Night in the Caribbean Sea
$501- $1000
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. History and Nature Study Hikes and Field Trips History,
Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment
This program is for groups who are interested in history archaeology, architecture, ornithology, zoology, geology, botany, forestry, horticultue, or any related subject. The subect of concentration is determined by the hosting agency but the site will be chosen by the presenter.
$201- $350
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