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Cloonan, Christopher Cuba, Past to Present: An American's View from Havana History,
Media- Photography,
Multicultural- Other
Chris Cloonan walks the audience through the fascinating history of Cuba- Fidel Castro, Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis, to the opening with President Obama and the changes under President Trump. He also discusses his time living in Havana as an American, something rarely seen. He answers your questions about travel, history, and contemporary Cuba. Chris holds an MA in Cuban Studies and recently founded his own Cuban travel company.
$101- $200
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Life Size Solar System - A Walk Through Exhibit Media- Other,
Nature- Other,
Science
Full immersion walk through of our solar system for all ages! Spiral into the solar system on a glow in the dark path past scalar size planets with their moons, read about their discovery and the elements that they are made of at each planet. Dodge asteroids as you spiral out and learn about constellations and comets too! This program will inspire young and old alike to learn more about what science is doing to explore our solar system. To book this program, please add yourself to the spreadsheet below on your desired date and time. 1.) Please note anyone else who has booked that day and the distance between libraries. Please attempt to book with other libraries in your system for discounts on programs and mileage. 2.) Times on the spreadsheet are suggestions, if my next library is ten minutes away from yours and you have help with clean up, then you may alter the times to suit your schedule. 3.) Please fill out the contact information completely by scrolling right on the spreadsheet. Booking Schedule - (Copy and paste link into your browser) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qzL5Ns32L-QBUZIvSTGc BxFPVGlRdWc3oKO0ubYyuT8 Suitable for the 2019 Summer Reading Program.
$201- $350
Hunt, Kathryn Designer Lecture Serise Life Skills- Other,
Media- Video
This program reviews the history and style details of iconic fashion houses. The lecture features current runway shows and tips for duplicating the runway look on a budget.
$101- $200
Montanye, Jeff Turn Your Cell Phone Camera into a DSLR? Media- Photography
If you want to get a little more quality from your cell phone camera photography this class is for you. The class introduces some great apps and techniques to squeeze a bit more quality out of your cell phone camera. Learn ISO, white balance, shutter speed, HDR, single point focus, long exposure and more. Your cell phone may never become your DSLR replacement but it can do a lot better than the default app that comes with the phone. The class is based on the iPhone but these apps and techniques can work for any smart phone.
$101- $200
Feingold, Richard The Glenn Miller Band – Music that Inspired the Troops History,
Media- Video,
Music
Glenn Miller was America’s best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known big bands. Residing with his family at the Cotswold Mansion in Tenafly, NJ his band played many dates in New York. Once World War II began he gave up a lucrative stateside career and toured Europe with his band entertaining the troops. The program combines a lecture with movie clips of Jimmy Stewart in The Glenn Miller Story. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “The Air Force in World War II” at Bergen Community College. His father, Lt. Louis Feingold was a US Army Air Force navigator on a B-17 who survived being shot down over enemy occupied territory and escaped to England in 1944.
$201- $350
Visco, Christopher Fake News vs Real News: Determining the truth Life Skills- Other,
Media- Other,
Other
Many people can’t tell the difference between a reported news article, a persuasive opinion piece, and a corporate ad. This lack of media literacy makes everyone vulnerable to getting duped by “fake news” - which can have real consequences. Most people use the web every day — shouldn’t we expect them to do better at interpreting what they read there? This presentation will have explore the many tools that can be used to search for the truth
$101- $200
Montanye, Jeff Vacationing with Your Digital Camera Media- Photography
If you've ever come home from vacation and been disappointed with your photos, this class will help. Photography Instructor Jeff Montanye will teach some easy-to-use and easy-to-remember techniques that will get you excited about photographing your vacation this year. From what to photograph and when to photograph to how to photograph those vacation memories. Including composition, posing people, camera settings and equipment to use. This is a 2 hour beginner class for libraries and is good for any type of camera.
$101- $200
Mankita, Jay Build A Better Rube Goldberg Machine Workshop - Build A Better World 2017! Media- Other,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Artist/Educator Jay Mankita guides and inspires kids to construct delightfully complicated contraptions that accomplish simple tasks. Jay supplies dominos, popsicle sticks, magnets, rubber bands, string, balls, marbles, etc…, set up includes Jay’s basic table and floor-based templates as well as some pre-constructed machines for kids to study and play with, with plenty of opportunities for making, and learning from, their own mistakes. Goofy fun, and real engineering, with a bit of Rube Goldberg history thrown into the mix.
$351- $500
Fiske, David Broadway Goes to War: "Soldier Shows" of World War I History,
Media- Other
During the first World War, presentations called "soldier shows" allowed theatrical producers to not only entertain the public, but provide a show of patriotism. Some of these shows were put together by individuals who served in the military (such as Sergeant Irving Berlin), though others had no military background. The shows were light entertainment, featuring skits and musical numbers, and utilized many performers who were actually in the service. Proceeds from soldier shows went to projects intended to improve the lives of those serving in the armed forces of the United States.
Up to $100
Kass, Barry A Trek in the Andes Mountains of Peru to the Land of the Ancient Incas History,
Media- Photography,
Multicultural- Native American
The PowerPoint lecture will take the audience to the Andes Mountains of Peru, where we will explore the Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the ancient civilization of the Incas. The ruins of the Inca cities of Cusco, Pisac and Ollantaytambo will be illustrated and described, as well as the famous lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Prof. Kass's photos taken while hiking the Inca Trail through the mountains and jungles of the Andes to the fabled city of Machu Picchu will be featured. Prof. Kass will explain the rise of the Incas, their development as a mighty civilization in South America, and their destruction by the Spanish conquistadors under Francisco Pizarro.
$201- $350
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