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Program
Category
Description
Fee
LaRue, Michele My Summer Vacation: 2 stories by Sarah Orne Jewett & H.C. Bunner History,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Theater
Celebrate summer the old-fashioned way: with two short stories, vividly performed by professional actress Michèle LaRue. Michèle unique presentations of century-old American TALES WELL TOLD have garnered admiration from Maine to Oklahoma: =It's difficult to find the words to describe the wonder of what you do!=; =You could hear a pin drop!=; =LaRue is as close to perfect as possible.= In Jewett's THE NICE PEOPLE (1890), a charming young couple creates confusion at a rustic New England resort. In Bunner's MISS ESTHER'S GUEST (1893), a charitable spinster invites a stranger from the City to her country home. A member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, Michèle has specialized in performances from America's Gilded Age for two decades. Born in Oswego, NY, Henry Cuyler Bunner was for most of his professional life editor-in-chief of Puck, the earliest American comic weekly. His stories about New York City foreshadowed the work of O. Henry. Sarah Orne Jewett lived her entire life in South Berwick, Maine. MISS ESTHER’S GUEST appeared in THE COUNTRY OF THE POINTED FIRS, her best-known and “finest” work, which chronicles a fictional town on the Maine coast.
$201- $350
Barkan, Paul Michael The 'All You Need Is Read' Literacy Concert Featuring MOSTLY MOPTOP Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Beatles tribute band Mostly Moptop will perform a concert of Beatles music (and a few little surprises), but throughout we would do readings of prose and poetry not only by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, but also by key writers who influenced The Beatles such as Lewis Carroll, George Eliot, Shakespeare, and James Joyce (among several others). This promises to be a wonderful concert / library experience we would like to bring to the entire Public Library System.
$351- $500
Holder, Chris HAVE A HEALTHY HABITAT Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Environment show! Highlights ways we can protect our earth, our waterways and our air. Covers curbing pollution, recycling, preserving habitats and more. Also includes 'The Garden Song' and sign language!
$501- $1000
Boertzel, Brooke Literature, Arts, Family! Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Make illustrations leap off the page! Write original songs based on a favorite book! Imagine and explore the world of your favorite literary characters! These fun-filled, 90-minute workshops bring families together to make drama, music and art all based on books. After a group Read Aloud of a selected book, parents and students will work with highly trained teaching artists to explore the themes in that book through theatre, music and creative movement activities.
$201- $350
Raimondo, Joyce STORIES OF OUR LIVES: NORMAN ROCKWELL AND OTHERS
Studio Art Workshop
History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Crafts
This workshop is especially designed for the elderly and venues who serve older seniors such as assisted living facilities, nursing homes, libraries, and other institutions. During interactive slide shows, participants reminisce as they tell stories about what they see in nostalgic illustrations that portray twentieth century scenes. Optionally, participants create photo-collages to reflect upon and express their legacies.

Workshops taught by Imagine That! certified instructors.


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$201- $350
!, Spook Handy Senior Outreach History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Seniors Outreach – Many Senior Centers, Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Homes with limited budgets can still afford top notch musical entertainment. That's because Spook has drastically reduced his fees for such venues as a way of giving back to a generation that has given so much to our nation and world. Beside, whats more soul satisfying than spending an hour sharing Americas favorite songs like Good Night, Irene Shell be Coming Around the Mountain, and Somewhere Over the Rainbow (not to mention a Beetles song or two) with a room full of people who just love to sing?
$101- $200
Cohen, Dan Bananukah Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
Join Danna Banana and two travelling musicians as they tell the story of the Festival of Lights using original and tradition songs, games and a little help from your audience. A splashy celebration with music, costumes, props and the unstoppable Latke Faries. (appropriate for ages 3-12)
$501- $1000
Gato, Nego Nego Gato Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The Nego Gato Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance Ensemble bring to their audiences the rich African influenced rhythms and dances of Salvador, Bahia, Brazi--areas known for customs deeply rooted in the traditions and spirituality of ancestral Africa. The ensemble was formed by the Artistic Director, Jose Sena, known professionally as Nego Gato, to share his experience of growing up on the streets of Salvador immersed in the magical sounds of street music, Carnaval and Candomble ceremonies. We present Living History and are accompanied by live percussion.
$1001- $3000
Carpenter, Regi A Shadow Across the Moon Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Performing Arts- Theater
In this workshop and performance ( available as a package or independently) stories of the supernatural and paranormal as well as true events will bring tweens and teens to the library to write and perform or experience these tingly tales by master teller, Regi Carpenter
$201- $350
Golden, Gail Be Creative at Your Library! Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Be Creative! is a program of multicultural folktales told story theatre style by 2 professional actors. The program is highly interactive -- featuring audience participation, language and cultural information, humor, and mime. The emphasis is on encouraging reading -- the stories were all found in library books! -- and on creativity. Audience volunteers even get to join the actors in acting out the stories! The Wondermakers have been performing in schools and libraries since 1985 with Young Audiences. The Director of The Wondermakers, Gail Golden, is also Mrs. Claus in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC and was Cinderella's Fairy Godmother at Walt Disney World!
$201- $350
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