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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Hoffman, Nan 2015 SRP-Heroes in Folk Song (& a tribute to Pete Seeger) History,
Music,
Nature- Environment
This year Nan's programs will focus on the everyday heroes of our lives with songs written and/or sung by folk music icon Pete Seeger. Considered a hero by many for his tireless efforts to promote environmental conservation, civil rights, and peace and justice for all people, Pete often sang and told tales of other heroes. Great or small, real or imaginary, past or present, these heroes connect us to our own paths and potentials. Music, particularly folk music with its emphasis on lyrics and stories, can help enhance reading, writing and listening skills, and language development. Using a variety of songs and instruments, and her collection of Books That Sing, Nan's presentations are fun and informative and encourage audience participation as Pete always did in his concerts. Suitable for the 2015 Summer Reading Program, her programs can also be tailored to adults and all-age audiences.
$201- $350
Bady, Robin Imagine! Dragons, Witches, Fairies, Ogres, Talking Animals and People Like Us! Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Come along with storyteller Robin Bady to a time long long ago, in a land far far away, filled with creatures large and small, winged or wingless, human and not! Robin uses guitar and song, movement and lots of participation to breathe new life into old stories from world folk and fairylore. She brings her audiences up close and personal, connecting them to stories from long ago, and finding in these stories relevance for our times. Robin entertains and educates, so the messages of the stories ring loud and clear for us today as they did for our ancestors in the past. So join her and go on a journey full of joy and music, life and imagination as you listen, laugh, shiver and have lots and lots of fun! Robin Bady is an acclaimed storyteller who travels the United States and Europe performing her stories and listening to yours!
$351- $500
TheatreworksUSA, - MISS NELSON IS MISSING Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
The students in Room 207 were the worst-behaved class in the whole school: spitballs stuck to the ceiling; paper airplanes whizzing through the air – even though they had the sweetest teacher of all, Miss Nelson. But when Miss Nelson unexpectedly does not come to school one day, the class gets the strictest substitute they have ever met: Miss Viola Swamp! The search is on for Miss Nelson, who seems to have vanished. Hopefully the students of Room 207 will find her before it's too late – for them! This lighthearted musical from Two Beans Productions reminds us all to show appreciation to those that we value!
$1001- $3000
., Buffalo and Brandy Music, Movement & Literacy Disability Awareness,
Literature- Other,
Music
Facilitators Ken Ferree (MS, BS) & Mary-Ann Ferree (MC, BA) (AKA-Buffalo and Brandy) use music and movement to create a fun, engaging atmosphere where children are encouraged to experience the joy of reading. Integrating the arts while using music - the universal language – coupled with activity/movement – studies prove that young children have been shown to learn while physically participating in the process – the goal of early literacy enhancement can be achieved in this fun way!!!!
$351- $500
A Barrel of Fun Productions, Art Miller A Barrel of Fun Music Programs Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A Barrel of Fun offers a wide variety of music programs, both educational and comedy based. All of our performances include a various assortment of instruments. All shows are audience interactive. Music programs offered are: World Tour of Music (Educational and entertaining) American Music Tribute (Educational and entertaining) Bongo Joe (Percussion and stringed instruments) Banjo Man (Music variety) Ukulele Lady (Music variety) Catfish Charlie (Camp songs & comedy) Rattlesnake Red (Western & comedy) Side Saddle Sue (Western & comedy) Some shows are theme adaptable for summer reading programs. For the 2014 library summer reading theme, Fizz, Boom, Read!, we are suggesting the following programs: Catfish Charlie's The Science of Fishing- (Comedy/Music), and Bongo Joes's Science of Sound & Rhythm- (Music/Comedy). (See website for descriptions and photos)
$201- $350
Ruch, Dave Virtual Concert with Dave Ruch! History,
Music
If you have the ability to project the internet onto a screen in your facility, you can host a live, interactive concert with a popular touring performer without the expense of bringing him to you! Dave Ruch has performed thousands of concerts across the US, Canada and the UK, and with newly-available technology, is now available to give "distance concerts." Choose from any of the lecture/concert programs for adults listed here - http://www.daveruch.com/adults.htm or any of the childrens/family programs here - http://www.daveruch.com/children.htm
$101- $200
Pelham, Ruth Theme Day Activities Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** Ruth will design special concerts, workshops, and residencies for your library's needs. A combination of kinds of programs can be geared to one or more ages focusing on Earth Day, Summer Reading Program, Women’s History Month, Black History Month, Holidays, Health & Wellness, and many more. A gala culminating event can bring together the entire community to celebrate the creative efforts of the children. At the heart of all programs are Ruth's original songs of hope and possibility, and her unique perspective as a peace advocate, educator, musician, and community builder.
$351- $500
Keezing, Jonathan Professor Diggins Jurassic Journey! Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
An action packed, fact-filled dino fantasy! Prof Diggins show features original songs, fantastic dino puppets a fast paced story and an interactive performance. This show is a sure bet for all lovers of dinosaurs. Libraries are also given a free CD to help build excitement for the show.
$351- $500
*, Andes Manta Lecture Demonstration Multicultural- Other,
Music
An informal program designed to expose smaller groups of students (in the classroom) to the musicians. Students interact with Andes Manta as the musicians explain and demonstrate each instrument, discuss life in Ecuador and offer the opportunity for practicing Spanish with native speakers.
$351- $500
Carpenter, Margot Rock 'n' Roll, the Opposites, & Our Greatest Hopes--a Celebration! Music
Hear electrifying rock songs from the 50s to now, performed live, with thrilling, insightful commentary telling why these wonderful songs are important and loved, and what they have to do with everyone's life! The basis is the philosophy Aesthetic Realism, which says, "All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves." Loved by audiences, this program has everyone dancing in the aisles!
$501- $1000
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* Inclusion in this database does not indicate endorsement of any performer or program by the NYS Education Department, the Office of Cultural Education, the NYS Library or the participating library systems, nor does it eliminate the need for reference checks and appropriate standard screening procedures.

 

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