Performers and Programs

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Stage name: It's Time for a Story
Performer name: Eileen Stelljes
Phone: 845-541-1237
Mailing address: 48 Snider Ave.
Walden, NY 12586
E-mail address: eileenstelljes@yahoo.com
Previous appearances at: Haverstraw Public Library , Nanuet Public Library, Josephine-Louise Public Library, Walden, NY, Wallkill Public Library, Pearl River Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Information last updated: 03/16/2015

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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Life-Sized CLUE! History,
Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
The classic mystery game brought to life and center stage for groups! Costumes, props, crime scene and tools of the trade set the stage for everyone to play. Be a character, in the stage crew, or an innocent bystander in the crowd. As the mystery unfolds, all attempt to solve the case. With the first case solved, change places and go again; there's usually time for two rounds of play! *90-minute option includes talk on Clue History and a display on game and characters, plus playing time.
$101- $200
Presidential Log Cabins History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Presented in 18th Century attire. Which of our Presidents were born in log cabins? Learn how frontier settlers constructed these dwellings. Form teams to design and build a mini-cabin, using pretzel logs and frosting or cream cheese, then add a paper roof. Examine the variety of designs created, and then become termites to devour them!
$101- $200
Book Crafting History,
Literature- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Following a brief history of books, use basic book-binding techniques to create simple, personalized books. Program may be customized with information about National Library Week or Children's Book Week. Project Choices; 1. Assemble and tie a pre-printed My Book of Favorites (fill in the blanks after assembly) 2. Mini blank journals or photo albums 3. Unique zig-zag folded books.
$101- $200
Pirates! History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Presented in pirate costume. Meet history's REAL pirates, and enjoy displayed figurines and ship models. Is pirate treasure buried somewhere in New York? Learn the lingo during the Talk Like a Pirate activity. Craft choices: 1. Create aged treasure maps using templates and rubber stamps, OR 2. Go on a treasure hunt, sailing the 7 Seas to collect prizes and bury them in a sand-filled bottle. Each crew member receives a small reward.
$101- $200
Ice Cream! History,
Life Skills- Food,
Science
Celebrate National Ice Cream Month in July! Presenter in 18th C clothing shares a brief history and timeline. Did you know that our founding fathers and mothers LOVED ice cream? Use teamwork to change a liquid to a solid (in a can!) which takes about 20 minutes. After a quick taste, forms teams for the relay race Sundae-building game. Finish with a frosty treat.
$101- $200
18th Century Foodways Health & Fitness- Other,
History,
Life Skills- Food
Presented in 18th Century attire. Briefly learn about and help to demonstrate basic cooking methods of the 1700's. Discuss differences between past and present. Compare and contrast foods then and now, with what's found in the market basket and a canvas grocery bag. Take turns churning butter, then sample on slices of bread. If time allows, play the Guess the Implement game.
$101- $200
Art of Illumination History,
Literature- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Learn about the ancient art of Illumination; see examples of illuminated books, pages and letters. Design a unique, embellished monogram. Using assorted styles of initials and a variety of crafting materials, create a 9x12 inch single-sided decorative picture with border. Other options, recommended for older children, are a decorated two-sided door hanger, or a bookmark.
$101- $200
Dinosaur Hunters! History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Presented in costume, learn how the science of Paleontology began. Early fossil hunters were dangerously competitive when trying to find the most dinosaur bones. Are dinosaurs really buried in New York's Central Park? Group activities include assembling a dinosaur bone puzzle, then taking part in a mini-dig to unearth and identify (on field note sheet) your hidden creature. Choose dig options of either dinosaur eggs or figurines. Displaying the library's dinosaur non-fiction books helps with identification.
$101- $200
Wampum - A History Mystery History,
Multicultural- Native American,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Presented in 18th C dress, with a tri-fold display board. Wampum was purple and white shell beads made into strings and belts by Native Americans. Were they secret messages, or money? Hear a brief history and explanation of uses, and how the beads were made. Create a design on graph paper, and then string beads to craft your own wampum example.
$101- $200
George Washington's Teeth Health & Fitness- Other,
History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Presented in 18th Century attire. Explore the myths and legends, and learn the facts about our first President's false teeth. Were they wooden?How did he lose them? Displayed photos show various sets of his dentures. After enjoying the read-aloud story, use healthy snack items (apples, mini marshmallows, cream cheese) to craft a fun set of edible false teeth.
$101- $200
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