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Huntley, Elizabeth The Mellow Moods of the Harp Music
Everyone loves the standards! Tunes from the Great American Songbook make their appearance played on the pedal harp. From a little swing to Hollywood to Broadway,to classic jazz, hear the harp as you have never heard it before!
$201- $350
Grudko, Marian Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher performed by Marian Grudko and
 accompanied by Marian’s original music Mr. Jeremy is a very proper frog who goes fishing, 
only to encounter:a loathsome water beetle a horrible spiny stickleback and then, -- oh, THEN, -- a really frightful experience with a trout! Yet Mr. Jeremy handles it all with such APLOMB.
$201- $350
Shepard, Mark Trickster Tales Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Drums, Songs and Stories Celebrating the Trickster Archetype from around the world. Coyote and Cicada, Anansi and the Secret Name, Monkey & Leopard, Jack 'n the Beanstalk...These trickster tales and others, teach important lessons through the hilarious escapades and foibles of the trickster.
$501- $1000
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley Jazz, International Cabaret, and American Songbook standards History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Music includes a mix of Jazz, International Cabaret, ( French and Brazilian material )and Great American Sonbook standards. Prgram includes stories about the music and the composers
$351- $500
Jones, Dean Dog on Fleas Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
Dog on Fleas presents inspired, inspiring music of many flavors. Main Fleas Dean Jones and John Hughes have been playing music together in various bands and as a duet since 1995. Their greatest strength is their ability to read the audience and create a show to suit the day. As a trio, Dog on Fleas will explore subjects such as empathy, diversity, the environment, and much more, in styles ranging from Cajun to South African mbaqanga, Indonesian dangdut to Rock and Roll. Instruments include guitar, bass, drums, melodica, cuica, jawharps from Vietnam and the Philippines, trombone, conch shells, talking drums, kazoos, etc. Dog on Fleas has 4 critically acclaimed CDs and a huge repertoire of songs.
$351- $500
Cruise, Jim Spoon Man - "Dig Into Reading" Literature- Authors,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
With the theme "Dig Into Reading", I'm thinking of a cereal bowl with books inside and 2 spoons digging in. I am a family musical interactive comedian and I'm also a published author. My book is called "Spoon Boy". I also offer a workshop for teens and adults called BYOS (Bring Your Own Silverware). My web site is www.SpoonMan.biz . I have my library brochure, video clips and info about my book on my web site. My program is around 45 minutes. With multiple bookings (on the same day), I can be as inexpensive as $300 per show. I don't mind driving an hour or more between libraries.
$351- $500
Sieling, Tom Howl at the Moon with a Hero Tune (mostly hapless heroes, that is!) Music,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Tom performs humorous, VERY participatory (sometimes even a bit athletic!) songs for kids and their families. Fun is the guiding principle. He performed 75 family programs during the summer reading season of 2014, and has delighted tens of thousands over the past twenty years. Tom accompanies himself on guitar, banjo, harmonica, and a drum machine. His 2015 program, 'Howl at the Moon with a Hero Tune (mostly hapless heroes, that is!)', is designed with the 'Every Hero has a Story' theme in mind. He travels with a great sound system for use as needed- it works nicely outside, too. He can be booked for $295/275 with no mileage fee- please see below for details. Dozens of librarian references are available upon request. 'Tom is a wonderfully engaging performer... sure to raise even the most reticent out of their seat! We 'howled at the moon, sang a wild thing tune', and wanted more!' - Nicole Carner, Library Director, Pember Library, Granville 'Tom is masterful both as a musician and in how he relates to his audience... his sense of humor and sheer fun shines throughout it all. He is a winner every time!' Mary Gleason, Children's Librarian, Irondequoit Library
$201- $350
Connolly, Carol Soups On! Songs and Stories about Food Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
What’s your favorite food? Chances are Tales ‘n Tunes has a song or a story about it. And in Soup’s On! they’ll serve them up to you. So come on into the kitchen and enjoy a story stew. These storytellers and musicians will have you singing along with their tasty tunes that will make you hungry for more. So sink your teeth into these delightful morsels dished out by Tales ‘n Tunes.
$201- $350
Clough, Geoff Music History of WW II History,
Music
This is a music history program done in a sing along style. Lyric booklets are available. This program includes songs by Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Vaughn Monroe, Kay Kyser and others. Within the program are various stories about the musicians, composers, & the songs themselves. This is an interactive experience. The audience is welcome to share their own stories regarding the WWII time period.
Up to $100
Smith, Joy Memoir: A Personal Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
I integrated a school in Tennessee when I entered the first grade. It was the same year as the Little Rock nine. My father was a Civil Rights preacher and through him I met Martin Luther King, Jr. when I was 11 years old and later Rosa Parks - two iconic figures of the Civil Rights Movement. This program is my personal story along with songs and other related stories about tolerance, acceptance and pride.
$351- $500
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