Performers and Programs

Performer Information  
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
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
BOOK IT! Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Other,
Other
A Library Jeopardy-type game with just ONE category; Children's Books. Teams listen carefully as answers are announced by costumed host. Using a variety of items as buzzers, attempt to be first to correctly 'answer in the form of a question'. Sticker prizes for everyone. Adds to the fun if participants dress as favorite book characters!
$101- $200
Hearth and Camp Cooking - 18th Century Lecture Demonstration History,
Life Skills- Food
Presenter (18th C dress) demonstrates historical equipment, including different types of butter churns, and explains cooking methods. Guess the Implement game. Participants team up to assemble a replica fire pit cooking frame. Learn of typical chores needed to feed a family, and a soldier's rations. Butter churning is hands on; all take a turn. See how to work finished butter. Activity is about 25 minutes; sample butter on slices of bread, at your discretion. **Late Fall programs may include brief discussion on food preservation for winter, and/or preparing to celebrate the Holidays in various regions of colonial America. All materials and supplies provided.
$101- $200
Book Character BINGO! Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Bingo with a twist! Before playing, assemble a blank board and colorful backing sheet, then design the board by choosing from at least 60 classic/popular book character portraits. Use provided playing pieces to play; usually time for 2 full rounds. Caller picks, announces character and posts on display board. Players call Bingo as each row is completed, receive a sticker, and play continues until boards are full. Played for fun, good sportsmanship is gently reinforced; we encourage and assist one another (older players help younger spot characters on boards).
$101- $200
Child's Play - 18th Century Lecture and Demonstration Health & Fitness- Sports,
History,
Life Skills- Other
Presented in 18th Century period dress. Brief history of toys and play in the 18th Century, includes display and explanation of a variety of indoor and outdoor toys and games. Alphabet Squares, Posture Master Alphabet, Spelling Squares, Mancala and a sailor's game of Shut the Box are featured. Also includes more familiar Jacks, Dominoes, Ball and Cup, Checkers, Marbles, and Nine Pins. Then, it is time for children (and adults) to play games of their choice!
$101- $200
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
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
Spies; Revolutionary Espionage! 18th Century Lecture and Demonstration History,
Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Presenter in 18th Century dress tells of British-occupied New York City during the American Revolution. People were not always what they seemed, and spying was a dangerous business! Learn why Gen. Washington became a Spymaster. Discover secrets of The Setauket Spy Ring, Lydia Darragh's buttons, and Benedict Arnold's treacherous plan for West Point. Examine displayed items, and learn the creative ways Patriots, Redcoats and Loyalists passed information. Use provided goose quills, inkwells, and paper for a hands-on activity of writing Invisible Ink Messages. Learn how to reveal the message!(activity takes about 20 minutes). Please request a copy of the related reading list.
$101- $200
Rolled Paper Bead Workshop Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Recycle colorful magazine pages or other paper into rolled paper beads. Hear how these were used from Victorian times through the Great Depression! Learn how to select, cut and roll paper beads, then try your hand at it. Using provided paper beads, combined with a variety of craft beads, design and craft a beautifully unique necklace.
$101- $200
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