Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Beltrani, Susan Gruesome Halloween Science Science
Kids will have so much fun making slimey goo and spooky sounds, they won't even know they're learning science. Using the science of chemistry, participants will make slimey worms, make paper turn blood red, and make sticky goo. There are no tricks just treats!
$201- $350
Straka, Mike Mastodons, Cavemen and Bears - Oh My! Science
This program will highlight the Ice Age and explore the life of cavemen and the unusual animals that inhabited the planet. We will touch on how cultures began and what shaped them. We will feature a museum casting of a 60,000 year old Neanderthal man, nicknamed Moshe. In addition, your patrons will see actual fossils and early tools of humans. Finally, we'll host an interactive game show- "Are You Smarter Than A Caveman?"
$201- $350
Animal Embassy, . Amazing Adaptations with Animal Embassy Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Join Animal Embassy and incredible live Animal Ambassadors for this interactive, educational and entertaining presentation. Library patrons will meet a variety of animals from around the world, representing numerous habitats and reflecting the amazing diversity of life on Earth. Understand how habitats provide animals with all that they need to survive: food, shelter, water, air and space. Discover how animals have adapted to unending environmental challenges in their own unique ways. With live Animal Ambassadors, we will see some of these amazing adaptations. Meet tortoises, lizards, snakes and sugar gliders!
$201- $350
Stelljes, Eileen 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
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Dig - In Gardening Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Gardening,
Science
During the program, the presenter will help patrons plant their own square foot garden, using heirloom seeds. A 4x4 square area can be tilled on library grounds with permission prior to the program for a garden site, or an alternative will be to use a box demo garden to inspire patrons of all ages to be aware of where their food comes from and to eat local. I will also talk about heirloom seeds and seed saving, do it yourself vertical hydroponics, and environmental conservation. Some libraries are hosting a community seed swap after the program to increase plant diversity and availability of great food for all. I think this is an AWESOME idea! This program is suitable for the 2017 summer reading program.
$101- $200
Edgecomb, Diane Rainforest Legends Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
From the banks of the Amazon River to the heart of the West African jungle, Rainforest Legends brings to life favorite folktales and songs about the animals and plants of these lands. Legends tell how the Amazon Birds grew feathers as brilliant as the colors of the rainbow, why three Invisible Hunters came to haunt the Nicaraguan rainforest, and how Jabuti the tortoise tricked the Amazon monster Kibungo into sparing the lives of three-toed frog, jaguar and monkey. For schools different Rainforest Legends performances are available for K-2 and 3-6th grade. Each performancevcomes with an extensive curriculum package, which includes both science-based and language-based activities. "Our storytelling assembly for the 5th and 6th graders was one of the best hours we have enjoyed in many years. Even our most reluctant listeners were involved. Thank you for exposing all of us to the pleasure and excitement of listening to stories." Rosemary Carr, 6th grade teacher, Warwick Elementary School, Warwick PA
$351- $500
Dolan, Mary Beth Let's Get Buggy! Nature- Animals,
Science,
Visual Arts- Other
Created for 2008 summer reading program!!! Learn fun bug facts while creating your own insect friends using polymer clay! A hands-on fun-shop- a great way to use your imagination to make a bug (or two) to take home. Participants will use polymer clay to create a bug, and we'll bake them and they can take them home. while the bugs bake, we will do fun bug-related activities.
$351- $500
Sears, Susan Bouncing Light Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
You have all looked into a mirror but have you ever played with it? Explore bouncing light to make some fun reflections. Make your own funny 'face-mirror' to take home.
$101- $200
Adams, Lori Timeless Triops - A Prehistoric Creature Nature- Animals,
Science,
Visual Arts- Other
Triops are small aquatic creatures that have not changed in over 220 million years. They are one of the oldest living animal species on earth. Although they are not well known, some people keep them as pets. Meet local author and photographer, Lori Adams, who will read excerpts from her book Timeless Triops A Prehistoric Creature. She will also explain how photographers and scientists study these creatures. Children will be able to view Triops under a microscope and make a Triops puppet to take home. Triops eggs and instructions will be provided to library staff 1 month prior, so the library can raise their own triops. Triops usually live 6-8 weeks. Books and triops eggs will be available for purchase.
$201- $350
Powers, Eric Wildlife Tracking Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Stalking a deer in the woods takes more skill than walking quietly! Learn more about the clues that animals leave us, and also what animal tracks look like. Lastly, you will make tracks out of plaster of paris to start your own track collection!!! $10 per person materials fee.
$201- $350
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