Performers and Programs

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McKeon-Pierce, Lonna Tales to Chill Your Blood Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Spine tinglers! Of course, I specialize in delicious fear, which is not at all horror, but chills with an ending that will make you laugh.
$351- $500
Cain, Ron Tune In To Magical Idol Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
Turn off the TV. Shut down the PC. And tune up your imagination. It's time for Magical Idol, the new magic show brought to you by Central New York magician Ron Cain. Inspired by the 2005 NYS Summer Reading Program theme Tune in @ Your Library, the show features a variety of magical, musical illusions. Each represents a different literary character. The show ends with audience members voting for their favorites and looking forward to spending more time at the library. Since 1998, Ron has created magic shows based on the annual summer reading program theme. Each program uses magic and humor to promote reading and help children feel good about themselves. A Syracuse University graduate and former teacher, Ron has more than 16 years of experience performing at schools, libraries, companies and festivals throughout New York. He also has appeared on television’s Pappyland and Saturday Showboat. His magic shows with educational messages include Uncle Sam's Old Time Magic Show, Magic of America, Wandering Wizard Show, Magical Museum Show, Case of the Missing Bunny, Captain HurriCain’s Seaside Magic Show, Tex the Cowboy Magician's Wild West Show, Discover Millennium Magic Show, and Holiday Hocus Pocus.
$201- $350
Hawkins, Jim A Traditional Irish Christmas Literature- Poetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
A program of Irish stories, songs,hymns, poetry and customs of a traditional Irish Christmas. In the course of the program, along with telling the stories, singing the songs/hymns and reciting the poetry, I will discuss the customs associated with Advent, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, St. Steve's Day (December 26) and "Little Christmas" (January 6). In addition I will encourage the audience to ask questions and discuss their own favorite Christmas traditions. I accompany myself on the Irish drum ("Bodhran") during the performance.
$201- $350
Vela, Laurie Story E Book Publishing PlayShop: YOUR StorEBooks! Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Drawing
This is our young authors eBook publishing playshop! Send ripples of local literacy through your community with eBooks of creativity from your library! Participants will create a simple page of illustration and writing for the group book either with our templates or from scratch. It is recommended that these be started ahead especially if not working with our templates, but pages can be done in the workshop. We take digital images/scans of their work, record their voice reading their page and put it all together for YOUR EBook! You will receive a CD with their creation in 3 formats: a pdf, video book, and an mp3 audio book. You can publish their book to your library's website! And with your permission, we will publish it in our Kids Branch of the Laurie's Stories Leaping Literacy Online Library. Works great in conjunction with our BookTelling performances & with your local schools; book with us during our fall or spring tours! Our featured 2012 summer program is Laurie's Bedtime Stories incorporating music and multimedia BookTelling with Laurie StorEBooks like Armadillo On My Pillow & Red Fred's Red Bread Bedspread!
$201- $350
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
Edgecomb, Diane A Celtic Evening Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Irish Culture comes to life with Storytelling, Song and the strains of the Celtic harp. In A Celtic Evening, Diane brings to life Ireland’s storytelling treasures from the humorous Legend of Knockgrafton to the hauntingly beautiful Deirdre of the Sorrows. The most famous of all Irish romances, Deirdre weaves together Druidic prophecies with a forbidden passion so profound it dares to defy the fates. The performance is set against a lush background of harp music: original and traditional melodies played by the versatile Margot Chamberlain on a variety of Celtic folk harps. Enjoy an evening of humor, passion and music with these two inspiring performers. A Celtic Evening is also available as a full musical event with the addition of Michael Punzak on story and fiddle and Tom Megan on accordion, keyboard and pennywhistle. Thoughtfully composed and beautifully presented, A Celtic Evening was a joy for us all. The combination of both your talents made for an inspirational evening that moved the audience to laughter and to tears, and left us with a feeling that magic was in the air. Director of programming, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA
$501- $1000
Schaufler, Alison Pinocchio Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Pinocchio (Recommended K-8th grade) Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio is the timeless tale of an Italian woodcarver, Geppetto, who carves a son out of a block of pine. Join the wooden marionette on his journey to become a real boy! Through Pinocchio’s mischievous adventures, he discovers that to truly be human is to be good-hearted and brave. This is a story of self-discovery, transformation, and redemption. With this play, we hope to teach students the importance of honesty, education, and gratitude.
$351- $500
Rowe, Elizabeth Folktales from around the World Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
International folktales to delight, inspire, captivate and amuse the young and the young at heart. Ideal for family audiences. Includes participatory stories, fables, riddle stories, poems, moral tales and literature.
$201- $350
Foxx, Pat Letterboxing for Kids Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Each child will create two stamps and two booklets. They will be given a plastic bag (their box) in which they'll place one stamp and one booklet. In a paper bag to carry with them, they'll keep their own stamp and booklet, a pencil and a stamp pad. Each child will hide his/her "box" somewhere in the library and will make up a clue as to where it is hidden. The clues will be kept at the craft table or central spot where the children will come to get them as they complete each search. When they find a box, they stamp the pad in the box with their stamp and write their name, and then stamp their booklet with the stamp that is in the box they found. As they follow each clue, they will fill their booklet with the stamp imprints of all the boxes, which are put back in the hiding place after being found. This can be done outside on the grounds of the library or within the library itself.
$201- $350
Linthwaite, Dara Hands*On Music Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Other
Parents and preschoolers alike will sing along with Miss Dara and her guitar. Learn finger plays, songs and interactive rhymes. Topics vary with the seasons and are interdisciplinary, much in the same way as a nursery school curriculum. Each session is filled with things that appeal to all a young child's senses with visuals, movement activities and a story related to the topic. All of this is done with live music so children can see that music is created and played by people, not just something that comes out of an electronic box.
$101- $200
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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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