Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Maurer, Jim Jester Jim Show Music,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Performing Arts- Other
With nothing more than a truck full of props and his orange t-shirt, Jester Jim takes the stage and starts his show. Young and old are glued to his every sound as he performs his amazing beatbox intro. Kids and parents alike will talk about the show for weeks after and Libraries can’t seem to get enough of Jim and his plungers. Jim performs over 200 shows a year and was voted best family entertainment by the Boy Scouts of America. Everyone will love ‘The Jester Jim Show’.
$351- $500
Marshall, Barry Catch the World by the Tale Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Internationally renowned, award-winning tandem storytellers Jeri Burns and Barry Marshall present world folktales in unique retellings incorporating ethnic musical instruments, music, song, and dance. Styles of performed stories can include traditional prose retellings, balladry, rap, spoonerism, and many other original takes on traditional tales.
$351- $500
Cruise, Jim Spoon Man Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Other
The Spoon Man wants to spoon you. He is an interactive musical family comedian. In 1986, he performed to Mikhail Gorbachev while in Russia. He also performed for former U.S. President Gerald Ford and Mr. Rogers. His totally clean act (never uses dirty silverware) with audience participation is ideal for libraries. The first thing your patrons will do after seeing his performance, is run to the kitchen and grab a pair of spoons. He also offers for tweens, teens and adults a BYOS (bring your own spoons) workshop. His book Spoon Boy was published in 2008. Read about his book on his website. COLORED posters are provided for advertising your event. Cruise invites you to join his growing list of the Spooned.
$351- $500
Theater, Open Hand The Chocolate War Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Open Hand Theater’s vibrant puppets of all shapes and sizes, some over 12 feet tall, are taking on the issue of bullying and escalating conflict in a colorful and delightful imaginary land inhabited by juggling dwarfs, stretchy bouncing giants, friendly flowers and other wise musical beings. Springer and Sprong, two seemingly inseparable pals, tumble into a series haphazard events that could lead to a catastrophic quarrel. Will the entire town follow them into battle? … or will a small stream of harmony bring them all back together again?
$501- $1000
Bady, Robin Robin Bady: Stories From the Heart Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
With music, movement and lots of participation, Robin Bady takes you on adventures in story, across cultures, traditions and time. Folktales, fairytales, ghost tales, drawing stories and literature – all come to vibrant, joyful life. Whether it’s a performance or workshop, be prepared to laugh, participate and have fun! Some featured programs include: Dragons, Witches, Talking Animals and People Like Us Drawing Stories From Around the World Strong Girls, Brave Women Holiday Programs Gifts of the Season: Stories for Hanukkah, Kwanza and Christmas Love Songs: Victorian Fairytales Ghost Tales Local and Oh So True! From Around the World Giggling Ghosts and Silly Scary Songs The Rootabaga Stories of Carl Sandburg Time Travel: A Sci-Fi Adventure
$351- $500
Kronzek, Allan Exploring the Magical World of Harry Potter Literature- Other,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Magic
Based on Allan's NY Times bestseller, The Sorcerer's Companion - A guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter, this visiting-author program combines magical performance, audience participation, and a lively exchange with students to explore the roots of Harry's magical universe in legend, literature and real-life events. Discover the ancient origins of wands and wizards, boggarts and broomsticks, hippogriffs and herbology. It is not necessary to have read the Harry Potter books to enjuoy and benefit from this program.
$501- $1000
Northshield, Sarah Stories Songs and Silliness Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Lots of familiar rhymes, songs, fingerplays, movement, feltboards and a book or two. Everyone gets a big sticker at the end, followed by music and bubbles. Children must have an adult caregiver.
Up to $100
Albert, Michael Michael Albert Modern Pop Art Experience at the Library History,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Michael Albert Pop Artist & author of "An Artist's America" (Henry Holt, 2008)brings his Modern Pop Art Experience to the Library which includes a Pop Art Show (of prints--formal(gallery) or informal (tape & tacks)), Artist/author presentation & talk, Hands-on Cereal Box Collage (Recycled Pop Art Workshop & FREE Art Gift giveaway for all participants..it is also a great opportunity for P/R
$351- $500
Van Egmond, Timothy Seasonal/Holiday Samplers History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Whether it’s a Harvest Festival, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween, First Night, Old Home Day, St. Patrick’s Day or another special day, here’s the entertainment to help celebrate it in style! Yankee Notions is Jim Douglas and Tim Van Egmond. Both are accomplished singers, storytellers, and musicians (guitar, hammered dulcimer, English concertina, pennywhistle, Appalachian dulcimer). Performing throughout New England for close to 20 years, Yankee Notions has been featured in hundreds of community concerts and festivals, schools, libraries senior centers, and heritage museums including Old Sturbridge Village (MA), Historic Deerfield (MA), Mystic Seaport (CT), and Old Bethpage Village Restoration (NY). 'Yankee Notions likes to promise that they will ‘please the ear, enrich the mind, and enchant the heart.’ They’ve been making good on that promise for the last 20 years, all around New England and beyond it as well.' Nicholas Thaw, Director, 1794 Meetinghouse, New Salem, MA
$501- $1000
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Fire & Ice (Show) Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Get ready for some sizzling excitement! Join us for SAFE and scientific fun with fire and ice! Witness and learn about the amazing properties of fire. Then, cool off with spectacular demonstrations involving dry ice! Check out the “Big Burp”, the “Screwdriver Sizzle” and the famous “Mad Science Bath”, as we will explore the science behind this amazing frozen gas. The Mad Science shows provide live, interactive and compelling educational experiences that make learning a blast!
$351- $500
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