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Roethel, Glen What Inspires You? - A “Positive Music” Exploration, Concert & Songwriting Workshop Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Creative Writing,
What inspires you? Is it a delicious meal, a glorious sunset, or perhaps a dear friend's smiling face? Whatever it may be, let's get fired up! In this concert/workshop acclaimed singer-songwriter Glen Roethel will perform some of his POSI (positive message) songs to get our juices flowing, then we'll awaken our inner songwriters when Glen guides us with creative exercises to inspire us and help us write our own POSI song. When we're done, we'll make a quick demo recording so that later on Glen can email it to each participant -- iTunes ready ;-)
$351- $500
Basini, Lisa Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers Life Skills- Food
Make these delicious treats at the library to take home and share.
$201- $350
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
Doherty, Laura Laura Doherty - Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Here's a program Laura did for the City of Chicago library summer reading program, Summer 2012. (at 30 city branches). HEALTY BEATS: A FAMILY MUSIC PROGRAM FOR ACTIVE KIDS AND PARENTS This upbeat interactive concert will have your kids singing and dancing along to Laura's catchy folk-pop tunes that focus on eating healthy and being active. Laura's original songs like "Farmer's Market" and "Vegetable Party" explore fresh foods at your local farmer's market, or the ones you grown in your own backyard! Get movin' and groovin' with Laura's "El Train" and "Hula Hoop" song, and tappin' and clappin' to some traditional favorites. For 13 years Laura taught Wiggleworms, Chicago's largest early-childhood music program, at the Old Town School of Folk Music. She has released two Parent's Choice award-winning children's CDs: "Shining Like a Star" and Kids in the City". After 2 successful decades of performing in Chicago, Laura recently relocated to Westchester, NY (where she grew up). Laura can also do other themed programs (animals, nature, seasons, holidays, etc), or her regular rockin' programs "Songs of the City" and "Shining Like a Star"!
$351- $500
Blon, Maria New Perspectives Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other
New Perspectives Learn to look at your life challenges with a new perspective. Using meditation, movement and motivation in a supportive community, you will learn to transform challenges into opportunities! •Introductions •Everyone writing a challenge that they have in their life, folding it and putting it on the clothesline. •We read the story, The Ragged Peddler by Flavia Weedn and Lisa Weedn Gilbert. •I lead everyone in a short guided meditation. •Each person shares what they experienced. •We break into groups to do an activity about perspective using my Inspiration Cards. •Each group shares what they created. •We form a circle and take turns making up movements to go with music. •We watch, No Arms, No Legs, No Worries, an inspirational 4 minute video •Sharing of learning and what each person will bring into their life.
$351- $500
Max, Steve Simon Sez For Better Listening & Respect Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Other
The “Simon Sez For Better Listening & Respect” assembly program is seen at over 100 schools each year. Unique, very funny and high energy, this 45 minute show offers 100% audience participation while teaching your students the importance of being a better listener and showing respect to themselves and others. Additional topics in the show include making good choices, not succumbing to peer pressure and it’s OK to make mistakes. Finally, big colorful banners adorn the stage area with messages of ‘Listening,’ ‘Respect’ and the ‘Six Pillars of Character’. This program contains many musical interludes as well as improvisation, putting it in the categories of both Music and Theater and satisfies the NYS Coser Compliance Standard 1: Creating, Performing and Participating in the Arts.
$501- $1000
Levin, Yosi What's Eatin' Yosi? Life Skills- Food,
Who's hungry?! Yosi serves up some delicious tunes about food & cooking from his award-winning CD, What's eatin' Yosi? Enjoy a big bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup. Make some smart & healthy choices from Let's Get Cookin' to Just Desserts! It's a fun-filled, interactive & educational concert for ages 1 - 8. You'll eat it ALL up!
$501- $1000
golub, jane Talking with Your Children About Sexuality Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Parenting
Today’s world has become a very sexually explicit one, yet one that so lacks age-appropriate or accurate information. The messages children are bombarded with are not always the messages parents are comfortable with. Parents want their children to have healthy and rewarding lives, yet many parents find it difficult to talk about sexual issues-especially with their own children. Parents are children's primary educators, and talking about sexuality offers them a unique and important opportunity to share not only accurate information but their own family values and beliefs as well. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, when parents talk with their children early, honestly and comfortably about a wide variety of sexuality topics, their children are less likely to engage in risky behaviors. These workshops are designed to help parents become more comfortable in talking about these sensitive issues with their children of all ages, and why such communication is so vital to keeping children safe and healthy.
$101- $200
Justa, Dan TakeItApart Life Skills- Other,
Taking stuff apart is a whole lot of fun. Once you realize any and everything is basically just big kid legos, a whole new world is revealed. We dissect frogs and pigs in middle and high school to see how their insides work, why not do the same with electronics? Lets demystify the technology, and get rid of that "I am going to break it if I take it apart" stigma. We want to run a basic TIA workshop where we will walk students (or anyone really) through the dissection and then reassembly of an age appropriate electronic device. We will provide the devices to be taken apart We will provide the tools to take apart the devices with As the we walk students through the disassembly, we will discuss how the different components are made, what they do, and how they work.
$351- $500
Basini, Lisa Carrot Cake Cup Cakes Life Skills- Food
Decorate carrot cake cup cakes with home made cream cheese frosting that you will mix at the library! Program includes: 3 cup cakes and ingredients for the cream cheese frosting. You will also learn how to make carrots and leaves with the butter cream frosting to garnish your cup cakes.
$201- $350
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