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2021 Children's Summer Library Reading Program - Tails & Tales: Arts Programs

Reading fun for the whole family! Read whatever you want to read but here are some books about animals if you want to read about the 2021 theme. Check with the Children's Librarian at your Delaware Public Library for more reading suggestions.

Antonio Rocha - Storyteller

Jungle Tales This title and description is for each library and the June performance for NCC

Take a wild trip into the jungles of South America and Africa. Antonio draws from his repertoire of animal tales with an ecological theme. With his unique fusion of spoken word and mime, Antonio presents a one of a kind performance with a myriad of fantastical sound effects, some hilarious characters, and his signature mime illusions. Antonio Rocha’s unique storytelling style has ushered the way for invitations to perform across the USA and in over 15 countries across 6 continents. He is a two time TEDx presenter and has received the coveted Circle of Excellence Award by the National Storytelling Network for this commitment and exemplary contributions to the Arts of Storytelling.

Quackadoodlemoo This title and description is for the July performance for NCC

This show is a fun filled show with tales about our tailed friends from around the world. Antonio draws from his repertoire of animal tales from various world traditions . With his unique fusion of spoken word and mime, Antonio presents a one of a kind performance with a myriad of fantastical sound effects, some hilarious characters, and his signature mime illusions. Antonio Rocha’s unique storytelling style has ushered the way for invitations to perform across the USA and in over 15 countries across 6 continents. He is a two time TEDx presenter and has received the coveted Circle of Excellence Award by the National Storytelling Network for this commitment and exemplary contributions to the Arts of Storytelling.

Encounters of the Tailed Kind This title and description is for the August performance for NCC

This show is a wild adventure with true stories of the encounters that Antonio Rocha has had with our tailed Earth co-inhabitants. The stories are certain to tickle your funny bone. With his unique fusion of spoken word and mime, Antonio presents a one of a kind performance with a myriad of fantastical sound effects, some hilarious characters, and his signature mime illusions. Antonio Rocha’s unique storytelling style has ushered the way for invitations to perform across the USA and in over 15 countries across 6 continents. He is a two time TEDx presenter and has received the coveted Circle of Excellence Award by the National Storytelling Network for this commitment and exemplary contributions to the Arts of Storytelling. 

Michael Albert

New York based pop artist and author Michael Albert has brought his Modern Art Experience to over 1,000 libraries, schools, museums, and festivals in 35 states. His unique hands-on collage workshop is great for school age children, teens, adults, and can be done as a multi-generational event.

He will be bringing his nationally renowned “Modern Pop Art Experience” Art programs to libraries all over the State of Delaware this summer including a series of In-Person Workshops, Exhibitions, Meet & Greet Events & Virtual Art programs from July 26-August 10! 

Schedule of Michael Albert Performances

IP = In Person

V= Virtual

 

July 26

NCPL (V) 10:30 

Milford (IP) 6:00

 

July 27

Milton (IP) 10:30 

Bridgeville (IP) 4:00

 

July 28

Selbyville (IP) 11:0

 

July 29

Georgetown (IP) 10:00 

S Coastal (V) 3:00 

Harrington (IP) 6:00

 

July 30

Greenwood (IP) 10:00

 

July 31

Dover (IP) 2:00 

Kent County (V) 6:30

 

August 2

Seaford (IP) 1:00

 

August 3

Smyrna (V) 11:00 

Lewes (IP) 4:00

 

August 4

Mlton (IP) 10:30

 

August 5

Delmar (IP) 10:00 

S Coastal (V) 3:00

 

August 6

Laurel (IP) 11:00

 

August 7

NCC (V) 11:00

 

August 12

Corbit-Calloway (V) 6:30

 

These programs are funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Delaware Division of the Arts, and the Delaware Division of Libraries.