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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Butterfly Metamorphosis Observation Solarium Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
A large, library grade, decorative table/desk set solarium will be set up in a public location within the library. It will contain host plants, butterfly eggs, and patrons will be encouraged to return to the library regularly ro view the progress of caterpillars, chrysalis hatching, and butterflies within the solarium. This can be replenished as often as desired throughout the season, with the understanding that it takes 5-7 weeks for the life cycle to be complete. The library may choose to keep the solarium for future use or return it at the end of the season for a rebate. Please email me with Programs in the subject line with any questions and to be added to my live booking link and visual catalog.
$201- $350
Singer, Lauren NATURAL ELEMENTS WALL HANGING Nature- Other,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts,
Visual Arts- Crafts
It is thrilling to be able to create with nature! Learn how to create a beautiful miniature wall hanging with natural materials, like reeds, leather, feathers, dried stalks and shells. Basic weaving and knotting techniques will be taught. Participants can experiment creatively or follow instructor's sample. Inspiring examples will be shown. Learn how different natural materials have been used throughout history in the arts by various cultures.
$201- $350
Visco, Christopher THE GEOLOGY OF MARS Nature- Environment,
Science
Mars is the most explored planet in our solar system. This program will present the latest findings about the geology of the planet Mars and the search for life. Photographs taken from orbit and the surface will be shown and explained.
$101- $200
Edgecomb, Diane Tall Fall Tales Literature- Other,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tall Fall Tales brings alive the autumn world of nature with original stories and songs sure to delight both young and old. In the hilarious tale Plenty of Nuts, young Beatrice just cannot sit still in class. In the end, a lesson from a neighborhood squirrel helps her learn how to concentrate. Fall Fire, based on a Native American myth, tells how a friendly beaver painted the trees with autumn's fiery colors. Celebrate fall and New England with this enchanting seasonal performance. 'Thank You for your performance of ‘Tall Fall Tales’ at the Mansfield Public Library last month. The stories were wonderful, and wonderfully presented, with just the right blend of humor, action, and reverence for nature. The audience was entranced. Your program was a perfect way to celebrate autumn, and National Children’s Book Week.' Kitty Schacht, Youth Librarian, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA
$351- $500
Morse, Andy DIG INTO READING WITH SONG Literature- Authors,
Music,
Nature- Animals
Andy's 2013 program Dig Into Reading with Song is an interactive musical journey using songs and story books at the same time. Many different stories will be sung while volunteers take turns turning the pages. Call and response songs, movement, rhyme and much more will be covered.
$501- $1000
Penske, Tara The Essential Spa...Using Aromatherapy and Essential Oils to create a Spa environment Health & Fitness- Other,
Nature- Gardening,
Nature- Other
The Essential Spa...using Aromatherapy and Essential Oils to create a spa environment Creating your own body wash, making a luscious moisture bar, polishing your skin with a healthy salt scrub...give a special space that spa like feel. Watch, learn and create your own products to take home as Certified Aromatherapist, Tara Penske guides you through the process of creating at home spa products and giving great tips on how to achieve that atmosphere anywhere. (tweens, teens and adults) $275
$201- $350
Wilson, Judy Bunnies, Bunnies, Bunnies Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Available the last 3 weeks of March only! Learn about how bunnies are born and develop in the first two weeks of their life while looking at actual photos, hold and pet babies in laps and watch funny circle play time! This program is popular with the pre-school age group. It is also alot of fun for school age kids and YA's! I can discuss in more depth about caring for a rabbit, lifespan, genetics,gestational period, predator and prey, etc.
$101- $200
Siy, Alexandra Author & Photographer Alexandra Siy Literature- Authors,
Media- Photography,
Nature- Other
Award-winning science writer, Alexandra Siy, brings the microscopic world into focus through books and photography. Children learn about insects and spiders as they are introduced to the microscopic world revealed by photographs taken with an electron microscope. Then they experience microscopy using magnifiers to view many kinds of specimens. Libraries can choose to include a writing workshop as part of the program.
$351- $500
Berlin, Jan Exploding Myths About Animals Nature- Animals,
Other,
Science
Are owls really wise? Are bats blind? This informative and fun program will get to the bottom of many myths about animals. Live animals are the centerpiece of this exciting and interactive presentation.
$101- $200
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Laura Ingalls Day Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Animals,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts
Laura Ingalls Day is a compilation of programs normally taught in a 1 hour block, designed for a kickoff or finale to summer reading, or an event that will bring in patrons during the winter. Starting with sugaring off, we will make sugar on snow, then move onto fresh butter, cheese, and sourdough bread. Next we will plant a garden on the library grounds or start transplants for growing on the windowsill. We can wash up with home made old fashioned lye soap, and hand dip candles. Wrap it all up by meeting farm animals and learning to care for them just like Laura and Mary. Based on book: Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, this program can incorporate reading the book and eating between stations. The program can last 4-8 hours, depending on age group and individual or combinations of stations. Please email me with Programs in the subject line with any questions and to be added to my live booking link and visual catalog. Great for the 2019 summer reading program.
$501- $1000
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