Performers and Programs

Performer Information  
Stage name: It's Time for a Story
Performer name: Eileen Stelljes
Phone: 845-541-1237
Mailing address: 48 Snider Ave.
Walden, NY 12586
E-mail address: eileenstelljes@yahoo.com
Previous appearances at: Haverstraw Public Library , Nanuet Public Library, Josephine-Louise Public Library, Walden, NY, Wallkill Public Library, Pearl River Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Information last updated: 03/16/2015

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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Ben Franklin and the Glass Armonica History,
Music,
Science
Presenter in 18th Century dress describes the popular 18th Century musical instrument made of glass bowls. Invented and perfected by clever colonial scientist, Ben Franklin, it became hugely popular! Hear recorded examples of what some described as the sound of angels singing. Can water glasses produce lovely notes or tunes? We will experiment; attempting to play music on plastic bottles, water glasses, and glass bowls. With a computer available, participants may play an on-line replica of Franklin's Glass Armonica.
$101- $200
Book Engineering Nature- Environment,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Recycle used book covers to create decorated notebooks, journals, or sketchbooks. Using provided materials, combine masking tape, duct tape, book covers, and papers cue to size to design and assemble the completed book. If time allows, create a mini zig-zag album.
$101- $200
Down the Nile! History,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Hear about the archeological find of the 20th Century- the discovery of King Tut's tomb! View examples of the treasures found and Egyptian masks. Craft replicas of a Pharaoh's jeweled collar and a decorative cartouche of your name. Learn how about the on-line tool to translate your name into ancient hieroglyphics. Play the Mummy Wrap game for a fun finish.
$101- $200
Dinosaur Hunters! History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Presented in costume, learn how the science of Paleontology began. Early fossil hunters were dangerously competitive when trying to find the most dinosaur bones. Are dinosaurs really buried in New York's Central Park? Group activities include assembling a dinosaur bone puzzle, then taking part in a mini-dig to unearth and identify (on field note sheet) your hidden creature. Choose dig options of either dinosaur eggs or figurines. Displaying the library's dinosaur non-fiction books helps with identification.
$101- $200
Ice Cream! History,
Life Skills- Food,
Science
Celebrate National Ice Cream Month in July! Presenter in 18th C clothing shares a brief history and timeline. Did you know that our founding fathers and mothers LOVED ice cream? Use teamwork to change a liquid to a solid (in a can!) which takes about 20 minutes. After a quick taste, forms teams for the relay race Sundae-building game. Finish with a frosty treat.
$101- $200
Mastodon; American Incognitum! History,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Presenter in 18th Century dress shares details of the discovery of a Mastodon skeleton in Orange County, NY. A tri-fold display board, 'fossil' tusk, model molars, and small dinosaur skeletons are displayed. Program includes all materials for a miniature archeological dig after the lecture. Were huge bones found along the banks of the Hudson from a giant or mythical monster? It was a national mystery before dinosaurs were known! Children dig and ID what they unearth! Choice of #1 dinosaur egg OR #2 skeleton figure. Use provided charts and books from your display to help with identification. If desired, option #3 is to 'flesh out' dinosaur skeletons using clay.
$101- $200
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