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Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Horses 101 Health & Fitness- Sports,
Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Animals
Welcome to the world of horses! Children and adults alike are fascinated by these majestic creatures, and the experiences with them can be magical! Spending time around horses and ponies has been proven in many studies to be therapeutic on many levels both physically and emotionally. The bond can be quite powerful and healing, but where to start? It is important to know the nature of a horse, how to properly handle them on the ground as well as while riding. Proper care and feeding, tack fitting, and maintenance will be discussed as well. This is all taught out of the American Association for Horsemanship Safety manual by Jan Dawson. Katie, our real life miniature horse will be available to be pet, groomed, and for demonstration of safety techniques. This program is suitable for the 2017 summer reading program.
$101- $200
Francois, Theresa Go Bananas With Franee the Clown Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Clowning
In this exciting and interactive show Franee the Clown introduces the children to the importance of a good diet and exercise. Using puppets, music, and comedy magic, Franee performs a unique fun filled show that helps children discover the five food groups and healthy alternatives to junk food.
$201- $350
Bierko, Scott Let Your Yoga Dance Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
LET YOUR YOGA DANCE is a transformative, feel-good experience where the participants release stress and find joy through fun dance moves facilitated by the leader, Beth Bierko. Some say LET YOUR YOGA DANCE is like Zumba because it incorporates the dance steps of a spirited exercise class. Others say it’s more like yoga because so many of the moves are variations on poses found in a typical hatha yoga class. Still others maintain it’s a square dance with hipper music They’re all correct!
$351- $500
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) UNDERSTANDING HOW TO BUY NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
All supplements are not created equal. Learn the vitally important differences between synthetic and whole food supplements. Gary Feldman will share nutritional supplement trade information and teach you how to better understand ingredient labels. Learn about additives and colors that are allergens, fillers and binders, GMO ingredients, pharmaceutical grade and standardized supplements. Find out the origins of many vitamins, minerals and other supplements and how various forms are assimilated. Learn how particular supplements, such as vitamin E and A, are singled out for health studies that you hear about in the news media. Become a savvy consumer when choosing supplements. Gary was an innovator in the nutritional supplement and personal care product field with a first of its kind retail mail-order catalog of name-brand vegetarian nutritional supplements and cruelty-free personal care products.
$201- $350
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) HOW TO SHOP OUTSIDE THE BOX Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Life Skills- Other
Find out how to recognize chemicals, additives and synthetics on the labels of household, personal care products, clothing, cosmetics, food and nutritional supplements. Gary Feldman, an innovator in the retail nutritional supplement and personal care product field, will share trade information. Learn why it is important to know where a product is manufactured. Find out about substances you will want to avoid - as well as safer alternatives to look for. Discover how and why your product purchases are tracked and categorized, and what this means to you. Come away “thinking outside the box.”
$201- $350
Linthwaite, Dara Libraries Rock! Strike Up the Band! Health & Fitness- Other,
Literature- Other,
Music
Strike up the band! The children will be part of The Library Band as they explore the fundamentals of making music: Stop/Go, Fast/Slow, Loud/Soft will be some of the topics covered in this fast-paced hands-on music session. Pick from a variety of percussion instruments and join in while Dara plays guitar. Even the youngest child can participate in creating music!
$101- $200
Science, Wondergy SkateScience Health & Fitness- Sports,
Other,
Science
Ever wonder how a pro skater does those awesome tricks? Explore the science behind skating with a little help from a pro skater and Wondergy. See how to stay on the board, turn, jump (ollie), and perform tricks like a kickflip or a manual. Get ready for the sickest Wondergy show ever! Explore the physics of skateboarding, with professional skaters and big-scale jumps and tricks. Great for large audiences of all ages! Focus on safety along with skating skills. TOPICS: Center of mass, inertia, gravity, distribution of force Skateboarding workshops also available.
$1001- $3000
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) NATURE’S RX Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Environment
Join Gary Feldman for an eye-opening program about our food choices. Learn the connection between industrial agriculture’s departure from nature and the decline of our well-being. Gary will teach you the fundamental differences between organic and conventional food. Learn about organic standards and how organic food is grown. Find out the correlation between how conventional food is grown and why so many of us develop brittle bones. Gary will show you the various organic certifications to look for on food labels, how to decode produce stickers and the most reasonably priced and nutritious food choices. Gain a new perspective on the food we eat. Gary Feldman has over two decades in the nutrition field. He created an innovative nutritional supplement specialty retail catalog and is a continuing education instructor in food and agriculture.
$201- $350
Cain, Ron Ron Cain's Olymp-Trick Games Magic Show Health & Fitness- Sports,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Central New York magician Ron Cain takes young readers on an imaginary journey to ancient Greece. His Olymp-Trick Games Magic Show highlights the 2016 summer reading program theme, On Your Mark, Get Set. . . READ! The 45-minute program combines an Olympic-style emphasis on sports with Greek myths and legends. Cain tells the audience he needs help finding the ultimate champion of his Olymp-Trick Games. The contenders are Greek gods, goddesses and heroes. Each must perform a magic trick related to an Olympic event. Children volunteer to play the contestants during the show. Will Heracles (Hercules) best everyone in illusions involving feats of strength? Is Artemis faster at sleight-of-hand than her twin brother, Apollo? Can greedy King Midas magically win the gold in any event? Cain is a former history teacher who recently traveled to Greece to visit Panathenaic Stadium, site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. The ancient Greeks valued physical fitness and sports, which prompted them to create the Olympic Games more than 2,700 years ago. They also were great thinkers and writers. Cain hopes his show will inspire young people to visit their local library to read about Greek history and mythology.
$201- $350
Feingold, Richard American Baseball in Cuba Health & Fitness- Sports,
History,
Other
The American Series against Major League opponents in Cuba began in 1890 and continued until 1959. Babe Ruth visited Havana in 1920 after his 54 home run season with the Yankees and lost a fortune gambling in the casinos. Jackie Robinson played spring training in Cuba prior to breaking baseball’s color line in 1947. Ty Cobb and Christy Mathewson played baseball games in Cuba. After a night of drinking the writer Ernest Hemingway engaged the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Hugh Casey in a boxing match at his Havana home. Presenter: Rick Feingold presented this lecture as part of the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He has written for the Boston Herald and Christian Science Monitor on the topic of baseball in the Caribbean.
$201- $350
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