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Edgecomb, Diane A Fire In My Heart: Kurdish Folktales Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A Fire in My Heart: Kurdish Folktales: Based around Diane's new book of Kurdish folktales, this program introduces students and families to this pivotal Middle Eastern culture. Diane will present Kurdish stories she collected firsthand including The Lie a humorous story about a tall tale contest between an Uncle and his nephew, Fatima, the Kurdish Cinderella story and tales of how the moon and the Milky Way came to be. A map, anecdotes of her collecting experience and traditional dress and dance round out our exploration of this little known culture. Notice in the Salem News-2007 'How fun and exciting to have you visit Pine Point School! And, I have to tell you that I have heard such wonderful comments since the assembly. You inspired questions and comments all over campus and you were a hit with both students and faculty alike. Diane, I am in awe of your courage, and can't thank you enough for sharing your stories with us. With fond regard, Sandy Pereira, Cultural Enrichment, Pine Point School, CT'
$351- $500
Wilson, Judy Enchanted Pad And Pencil Literature- Authors,
Nature- Environment,
Visual Arts- Crafts
We will read Grandfathers Pencil and The Room of Stories by Michael Forman. Then design and create the cover of a sketching pad for imaginative drawings and stories with twines, natural elements, stickers, etc. Of course, grandfathers pencil is included!
$201- $350
Luper, Eric From Reluctant Reader to Author Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors
Author, Eric Luper, grew up as the most reluctant of reluctant readers. Through the course of his life, he gradually turned around and found a passion in the written word. Today, Eric is a published author with Farrar, Straus & Giroux, HarperCollins, Scholastic. Luper also writes for Cartoon Network and Mad Libs. Join Eric as he takes you on the profound and often humorous journey from reluctant reader through the many steps that led to his publication.
$1001- $3000
Bram, Lance Career & resume workshop Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Other
Learn how to create a concise targeted resume that will stand out! In addition, guided discussions about potential career direction if starting over. Bring in your resume on a USB or in printed form.
Up to $100
Sunderlin, Stephen Flight School The musical Literature- Other,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Theater
It’s the first day of Flight School, where they teach birds to fly. Penguin has the soul of an eagle and is ready to live on the wind. But he wasn’t built to soar, as the other birds constantly remind him. Penguin’s spirit won’t be grounded. With some friends of a feather, and a little help on the technical parts, Penguin follows his dreams to flip, flap, fly! With book by Cara Lustik, music by David Mallamud, and lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen, Flight School The Musical is based on the book Flight School from best-selling author Lita Judge.
$501- $1000
Fiske, David Rescued from Slavery: The Story of Solomon Northup History,
Literature- Authors,
Multicultural- Other
Solomon Northup was a free black man living in New York State. In 1841 he was lured away from home and sold as a slave. For nearly twelve years, he was a slave in Louisiana. Finally he was able to get a message to friends in New York, and he was able to return home as a free man. After writing a book about his experiences, he traveled around the Northeast giving speeches, and even helped fugitive slaves get to Canada thanks to his work on the Underground Railroad. Mr. Fiske wrote Solomon Northup: His Life Before and After Slavery, and is a co-author of Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave. This is a great Black History topic!
$201- $350
Bram, Lance Draw the story/ 4th to 6th grade Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Other,
Visual Arts- Drawing
4th to 6th grade. Draw your interpretations of two stories as they are read aloud. One is a short fantasy story and the other is a mythological tale. Use your imagination to draw the characters and settings.
Up to $100
podd, juliana Introduction to the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Other
Join us and learn about the ancient science of yoga through this introductory talk on the Yoga Sutra. Consisting of four sections and 196 terse aphorisms, this text is replete with gems of eternal relevance. Although it is approximately two thousand years old, it has messages and meaning for our lives today. Come and enjoy the beginning of a lifelong study. If you know the text, share your interpretation. A bibliography will be distributed at the class. Learn the roots of the phiolosophical science of the mind.
$101- $200
Linthwaite, Dara Libraries Rock with Songs of the Sea Literature- Other,
Music,
Nature- Marine Life
Reinforce your child's experiences with water activities this summer with "Songs of the Sea". Little ones will participate in music and movement activities as they listen and sing along to songs about the beach, the water, and the creatures who dwell therein. Parents and children will "Row, row, row" their boats together, learn finger plays and some simple sign language while enriching their own song repertoire for the summer. All music is performed live by Miss Dara, with help from the children.
$101- $200
McIntosh, Ira Rockin' the World...One Library at a Time! (For 2018 Libraries Rock SRP & more!) Literature- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
Ira McIntosh is a stellar performer who gets kids excited about reading - and marveling at the magic & beauty of the wonderful world in which we live - with his rockin’, fun, participatory programs. Ira’s environmentally-conscious rollickin’ good sing-alongs and stories are so infectious, he manages to get everyone to join in the fun. In the words of one librarian: 'Ira was WONDERFUL! He was even able to get a group of 12 year old boys to participate, which is an amazing feat!'
$201- $350
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