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Program
Category
Description
Fee
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) UNDERSTANDING WORLD EVENTS THROUGH OUR CHANGING AGRICULTURE Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Life Skills- Other
Is our food “real?” Gary Feldman, consumer food educator, and forerunner in public education on organic and GMO food, focuses on the powerful world of biotechnology and the global ideology behind the creation of “new food.” Learn the direct connection between the disappearance of bees, butterflies, declining farms and forests, food shortages, extreme weather – and who owns the world’s food supply. By being aware of what has happened to our food, we can understand what is behind so many major events and turmoil occurring in the United States and around the world. We will also discuss the GMO food labeling legislation. How we spend our dollars sends a most powerful message. The future of humanity, animals and the ecosystem depends upon our food choices.
$201- $350
Foxx, Pat Crazy Collage with Fabric Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Painting
Using scraps of fabric, children will design and put together a crazy quilt type of design that will be glued or ironed on to a fabric background. Adding sewn details is optional. Markers and sequins and other objects can also be used to enhance design.
$101- $200
Rogers, Robert Just So Stories Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
The mystery of the African jungle, and how the animal kingdom came to be, as imagined by author Rudyard Kipling (of The Jungle Book fame). Four fanciful stories explain How the Elephant got its Trunk, How the Leopard got its Spots, How the Camel got its Hump, and How the Alphabet was Made. Hosted by a friendly Toucan, children will also meet a wily crocodile, a slimy snake among other more modest furry creatures.
$351- $500
DeLuca, Michael Yello Dyno Safety Party Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
Presented in a fun non-fearful fashion the fully scripted assembly program uses the Yello Dyno Puppet, bright visuals, and entertaining songs to help young children K-2 relax and laugh as they learn personal life skills that will last a lifetime. The benefits of the program include: education without fear through music, assuring easy learning and high recall; and learning to recognize the deceptive behavior of people who mean them harm and how to recognize the tricks of tricky people.
$351- $500
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
Agostino, Christopher GOTCHA! Don't Be Fooled Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Finance,
Other
GOTCHA! DON'T BE FOOLED SHOW – Consumer Education Assembly Program. TV commercials, fake psychics, con artists, and carnival games are just some of the things trying to fool students today, in an era when marketers consider children a prime target. Master magician David Levitan presents an entertaining and informative program with real world examples and practical insights into how to avoid being taken advantage of. two versions for grades K-2 and 3-12
$501- $1000
Cavanaugh, Deb Express Yourself in Song (For the 2009 Summer Reading Program) Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Music
Through the use of rhyming exercises and brainstorming techniques, groups of teens can work together on lyrics. If time permits, we will set those lyrics to music. A longer and more in-depth program can be arranged.
$201- $350
Merklein, Paul I Draw Cartoons, and So Can You Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Cartoonist & speaker Paul Merklein shows kids & adults how to express their imagination, opinions & ideas by cartooning. Merklein demonstrates that drawing cartoons is fast, easy, cheap & fun!
$351- $500
DeLuca, Michael Internet Safety Workshop Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
A dynamic Power Point Presentation designed to teach children in grades 4-6 skills to safely navigate the Internet. On-line lures and cyber-bullying are discussed.
$351- $500
Bazzicalupo, Susan Cooking workshop Life Skills- Food
Different cooking workshops/classes such as Mexican cooking, stir frying, etc.
$201- $350
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