FEATURED PROGRAMS FOR LIBRARIES

Adult,Teen and General Audiences

Concerts

Maritime Mysteries: Florida and Beyond   45-60 Minute Concert for Adults or General Audiences

Embrace the romance of the untamed sea and the unknown shore. Explore the mysteries of the world that linger just under the surface. Voyage back in time and to the uncharted realms of imagination through story and song.

A Passel of Pirates   45-60 Minute Concert for Adults

Set sail on a tall ship for a pirate adventure across the seven seas limited only by the boundaries of your imagination as guided by maritime lore, language, songs, and stories. Go in search of treasure, hear the cannons roar and meet bold buccaneers of days gone by. Find out the real stories of Captain Kidd and Blackbeard and more!

Celtic and Folk Songs  45-60 Minute Concert for Adults or General Audiences

Traditional Celtic and original folk songs performed by internationally acclaimed artist Chris Kastle.

Pubs, Pipers and the Speckled Door    45-60 Minute Concert for Adults or General Audiences

Travel through time and place in song and story.  Explore myths and memories woven with a Celtic thread. See “The Piper in the Pub”, meet “The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry” and walk the winding road to the old Kinsale Head to find out what’s “Behind the Speckled Door”.

Story Songs and Sing-a-Longs   45-60 Minute Concert for Adults and General Audiences

Actively listen to and sing the stories that music can tell.  Experience the imagery found in stories that only the blending of words and melody can create. Old and new: simple songs, complex messages, powerful feelings and, okay, some silliness – seriously!

The Man in the Moon Has Only One Eye  45-60 Minute Concert for adults and teens

As the days grow shorter, scary songs and stories to chill and thrill in the dark of night or the light of day.

That Time of Year   45-60 Minute Concert for Adults or General Audiences

Seasonal songs and stories for winter and the holidays.

Writing and Performance Workshops

Tell Your Story!  90 Minute Workshop for Teens or Adults; limited to 16 participants; possible minimal material fee

Hear an example of personal stories followed by a short discussion on choosing a topic. Learn the basics of assembling and organizing your story.  Get tips for telling.  Improvise a short personal story (3 minutes or less) for the rest of the group.

Off The Top of Your Head!  90 Minute Workshop for Teens or Adults; limited to 16 participants         

Learn techniques to overcome writer's block, improvise, build confidence and improve performance and communication skills.  Write, arrange, rehearse and perform a short song or poem.

Instruments That Went to Sea   60 Minute Workshop for Families, Teens or Adults

Actively participate in a demonstration of a variety of musical instruments that sailors played at sea and the important role music played in a sailor’s life.

Visual Arts Workshops

Behind the Mask  90 Minute Workshop for Adults or Teens; limited to 16 participants; possible minimal material fee

Design and create  a detailed mixed media mask to decorate your home or decorate your face!

Making Scrimshaw: An American Artform  90 Minute Workshop for Adults; limited to 16 participants; possible minimal material fee

Scrimshaw is the traditional art form of etching line drawings into animal bone, ivory, teeth or horn and highlighting them with ink. Create your design and complete your original piece of art.  All materials provided for this 90 minute workshop. (No animal products will be used.)

Accentuate the Negative  90 Minute Workshop for Adults or Teens; limited to 16 participants; possible minimal material fee

Create an original piece of art by manipulating negative space.  Feel the excitement build toward the moment when your finished work is revealed to the group – and to you!

 

Young Audiences/Summer Reading Program


Through Time and Space   NEW FOR THE 2019 SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Children 5-12 (Version suitable for this age group)    Teens (Version suitable for this age group)

Travel across time, under the sea, around the world, throughout the universe and in the space between your ears with Chris Kastle storyteller, author, singer and songwriter.

Turtles and Gators and Spoonbills, Oh My!

Meet Florida coastal creatures of the land, sea, and air. Explore how and where they live. Learn about their habits and habitats as they are depicted through song, story, movement, and puppets.  Discover ways to help preserve our wildlife and natural habitats.   Be a good steward at home, at school, and right in your own neighborhood.

Story Songs and Sing-a-longs

Actively listen to and sing the stories that music can tell.  Experience the imagery found in stories that only the blending of words and melody can create. Old and new: simple songs, complex messages, powerful feelings and, okay, some silliness – seriously!