Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Gormont, Bill Team Up With Books Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
Revive the excitement of going to the library when Bill Gormont, master magician and reading wiz discovers new wonders at your library. This show promises magic and surprise as he explores the wonderful world of reading and helps you discover the fun and excitement of learning at the library. During the show, you’ll meet Freddie the library helper, learn how to save money and even participate in an outer space adventure from your dreams of the future. You’ll watch an unusual cooking lesson with a “borrowed” shoe, learn to become a magical artist, play a wild game with very tricky rabbits and much, much more! As the children and families discover all the incredible things they can learn about at the library, they’ll be amazed as they get a wonderful sense that this Reading Magic just might be real.
$201- $350
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) THE 3 THINGS WE NEED TO SURVIVE Life Skills- Food,
Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Environment
AIR: Discover how and why geoengineering has drastically altered the air and atmosphere. Learn the tremendous consequences of the destruction of trees and forests, tree farming, and how extreme climate disruption is creating havoc upon nature and all living things. WATER: Find out many of the differences between bottled, tap, and other water sources. We will discuss the widespread effects of fracking upon our earth, air, oceans and the municipal water supplies and wells throughout the United States. Learn the factors behind all the devastating drought-stricken areas. Discover the consequences of water privatization. Water: the new commodity? FOOD: Learn the severe consequences of commercial farming and what has become of our food supply. This program will give you the knowledge to “think critically” past the media sound bites. Gary Feldman teaches about organic and genetically modified food, was an innovator in the retail nutritional supplement field and shares over two decades of knowledge in these subjects.
$201- $350
Knight, Leonora Mini Math Music Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Children come up to perform original songs with full orchestra sound as they learn to count by 10s, 5's, have a pizza party and divide by 8, brush the little paws of their doggie and add to 4. They will count by 3's dressed as chefs from all over the world. Concert will feature Danny Kaye's "INCHWORM" and "LADYBUG PICNIC" from Sesame Street. Costumes and props and a variety of musical styles make the concert a great way to reinforce the connection of math and music.
$201- $350
Giouvalakis, Kathy S'MORES PIZZA (Desert Pizza) Life Skills- Food,
Life Skills- Other
Lets make PIZZA S'MORES. Participants will make the pizza dough (measure,mix,and knead the dough) then add the toppings. Chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers. will be added to the pizza. Then the participants will bake a home.
$201- $350
ENSMENGER, HELEN HOW TO DRESS LIKE A MILLION DOLLARS FOR ALMOST NO MONEY Life Skills- Other
DO YOU WONDER HOW OTHERS DRESS SO BEAUTIFULLY, AND ALWAYS SEEM TO HAVE THE PERFECT ACCESSORIES AND THEY DON'T HAVE A BETTER INCOME THAN YOU DO? DO THEIR CHILDREN HAVE NAME BRAND CLOTHES AND GAMES, AND YOU WONDER HOW. COME TO MY SEMINAR AND LEARN HOW TO ORGANIZE A CLOSET PARTY, WHO TO INVITE, WHAT THE RULES ARE, HOW MUCH FOOD AND DRINK SHOULD PEOPLE BRING ETC. LEARN WHICH DAYS OF THE WEEK , STORES MARK DOWN THEIR MERCHANDISE AND SHOP THEN. WHICH ARE THERE REALLY GOOD THRIFT SHOPS, AND EVERYTHING YOU CAN PUT IN A BAG FOR A FEW DOLLARS DAYS. YOU'LL BE AMAZED AT WHAT YOU'LL LEARN.
$101- $200
Basini, Lisa Chocolate Mousse Pie Life Skills- Food
This is a no bake scrumptious chocolate delight!!
$201- $350
diLorenzo, Valerie Tarot Life Skills- Other
Tarot Have you ever wanted to understand what the Tarot is all about? The Tarot has been used throughout history as a tool to enhance personal awareness and inner wisdom. Learn about the cards, the art of reading them and how they can benefit your everyday life. You will understand the meaning and symbols of all 78 cards in the Tarot deck. We will explore different spreads (including the classic Celtic) in this fun and enlightening workshop. We’ll also learn the history and relationship between the Tarot, Astrology and Numerology. Presented as a minimum 4 week series.
$501- $1000
Basini, Lisa Scones Life Skills- Food
Everyone will make either raisin or chocolate chip scones to take home and bake- an old fashioned favorite with tea. We will have baked samples for tasting.
$201- $350
Perri, Dana Storytelling Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Dana Perri's award-winning children's book series, Think...then Jump™ entertains children with the simple, rhyming stories, vibrant and bold illustrations while teaching them that taking time to think about their words and actions will lead to thoughtful choices. Dana will read from her books, The Grumpy Frog and The Careless Frog and engage the children in an active discussion about the books, discussing how this relates to their own experiences. Dana will also discuss the writing process, where you can find inspiration and lead the children through imagination exercises. Depending on the age of the group and proficiency level, she can lead them in a writing and drawing exercise or a simple craft that echos the Think...then Jump™ mantra of living life thoughtfully.
$101- $200
Slate, Barbara What is Creativity? Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Barbara Slate, comics creator—artist and/or writer of over 200 comics from Marvel, DC, Disney, and Archie—will inspire you with her top 20 creative tips. Come get some solid info from Barbara, whose published works include Angel Love, Yuppies from Hell, Beauty and the Beast, Betty and Veronica, and her new how-to book, You Can Do a Graphic Novel.
$201- $350
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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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