4 Great Shows for your Library

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Dear Children’s Program Directors:

I have 4 exciting science shows that would be perfect for your library. Each show can be used as a children’s program or a family program for children and their parents to enjoy together. My shows consistently get rave reviews and have that “wow” factor.

After each show, parents and kids tell me that my show was the best library program they ever saw! So many librarians have written thank you notes that praised my shows. My two most popular shows are the The Space Roadshow and The BUG Show, The latter two make the best children’s shows and family shows. The other two shows are Our Endangered Earth and Under the Sea and are better for older kids and their parents. They also make great evening or night adult shows.

All 4 shows are live programs presented by teacher Lee Ognibene. (Retired Sayville Planetarium Director and 1998 Suffolk County Science Teacher of the Year). I wear a theme outfit that fits each show and use a wireless mic with a professional sound system for crystal clear sound. My video projector will light up your screen with amazing, jaw-dropping video scenes that will create the excitement of a live, professional show. Many have said my shows are like a mix of Disney, Bill Nye, and an IMAX movie. My shows are also very humorous and it’s wonderful to hear both children and their parents laughing as they share the wonders of science. I have won many awards for my ability to teach and motivate audiences of all ages. It would be my pleasure to perform my shows at your library. Each show is one hour long and is only $250. Only $400 for 2 back to back shows. They can be different shows.

Note: I moved down to the Carolinas in 2006 but now I’ve moved back to Long Island! See the Long Island libraries that booked my shows just before I moved:

Bryant Library, Feb 4, ’04Center Moriches Library, 2/8/04Longwood Lib, Feb 17, ’04Levittown Library, Feb 18,04
Massapequa Lib, Feb 19,04Northport Lib, Feb 29, ‘04Wantagh Lib, May 4,04W. Hempstead Lib, May20,04
Mineola Lib, May22,04Farmingdale Lib,July9,04Emma Clark Lib, July16,04Middle Country Lib, July 26,04
Mattituck Lib, July 28, 04Plainedge Lib, July 28, 04E. Hampton Lib, Aug 3, 04Connetquot Lib, Aug 4, 04
Levittown Lib, Aug 5, 04Floyd Mem .Lib, Aug 11, 04Syosset Lib, Aug 14, ‘04Hewlett Woodmere Lib,10/17/04
W. Hempstead Lib,11/4/04Northport Lib, 2/13/05Bay Shore Lib, 3/19/05Central Islip Lib, 3/24/05
Sachem Lib, April 20 & 8/9/05Elmont Pub Lib, 7/18/05West Hempstead Lib, 7/21/05North Shore Pub Lib 12/27/05
Half Hollow Hills Lib 12/28/05Comsewogue Pub Lib 1/7/06Garden City Lib 2/21/06Ridgewood Library 3/9/06
South Country Lib 3/15/06Copiague Lib 3/19/06Islip Pub Library 4/10/06North Shore Pub Lib 4/11/06
Malverne Pub Lib 4/18/06East Hampton Lib 4/22/06E. Hampton Lib, July 27,04

Descriptions of each show:

Space Roadshow

The Space Roadshow is an exciting, interactive astronomy show and a perfect show to book for this year’s library space theme for a “Universe of Books!” This show will take your library patrons on an amazing journey into space. Using a model of the moon and a video camera, they will see a live demonstration that shows why the moon has phases.

They’ll learn how to make a beautiful picture of a total solar eclipse with black paper and chalk. I provide live commentary throughout the show as we take video field trips to Venice, Italy, where Galileo first used his telescope and did a famous gravity experiment at the Leaning Tower at Pisa. We’ll also visit Meteor Crater in Arizona to see how craters form. We’ll visit the Kennedy Space Center to watch a space shuttle launch, and learn how rockets work. We’ll see what it’s like to be weightless in the shuttle and the space station. We’ll also go to Hawaii to observe a total eclipse. We’ll travel to the moon and explore the planets in our solar system. We’ll travel to distant stars, and zoom out of our Milky Way galaxy to the end of the universe! We’ll learn about earth’s motions, the moon’s orbit and origin, what causes gravity, what causes day and night, seasons, comets, meteors, the sun, the birth and death of stars, how the dinosaurs became extinct, and our place in space. I even play guitar & sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star for the little kids. They love it! The finale will take your breath away as we zoom back to Earth at super warp speed! Don’t miss the Space Roadshow! (Kindergarten to Adult)

The Bug Show

The BUG Show is a very entertaining show that reveals the secret microscopic world of insects like you’ve never seen them before. We will learn about insect body parts, and how insects go through life cycles- from egg, larva, pupa, to adult. You will see incredible video closeups of many common bugs including ants, houseflies, butterflies, dragonflies, spiders, centipedes, bees, lady bugs, aphids, preying mantis, and termites. You’ll learn how each bug plays an important role to keep nature in balance. For example, bee pollination insures that plants produce flowers that will grow into fruits and vegetables that will provide food and seeds for next years. Creeping with fun, The BUG Show is also very humorous and a great way to learn all about a bug’s life. (There are no live insects to worry about.) After seeing this show, bugs will never be the same! (Good for Pre-K to Adult)

Under the Sea

Under the Sea will take your library patrons on an amazing field trip to the last frontier- our oceans. We live on Long Island so we all should know about the ocean that surrounds us. This show tells the story of how our oceans formed, how they got salty, the hidden geologic land forms of the ocean floor, continental drift, the ocean food chain and and how man is upsetting the balance of many ecosystems in our oceans. The show will also explain what causes waves, currents, tides, and storms and how they affect the ocean shore. You will learn about different forms of sea life from plankton and coral reefs to whales. After you see Under the Sea, you will understand that oceans are vital to all life on Earth, even ours! (Good for 2nd Grade - Adult)

Our Endangered Earth

Our Endangered Earth is an inspiring environmental show that will take your library patrons on video field trips all over the world to demonstrate the many ways man is harming our planet. Earth’s future is in our hands and this show is the first step to understand the issues that endanger life on Earth. The show ends with a hopeful feeling as we explore many ways we can save our beautiful planet. Topics covered: air pollution, acid rain, deforestation, climate change, species extinction, and how man is destroying life in our oceans and in our rain forests. The audience will learn the science behind these problems and many easy solutions all of us can put into practice every day to help keep the Earth’s ecosystems in balance. This show is great any time of the year but is also a perfect way to celebrate Earth Day! (April 22nd ) (Good for 2nd grade to adult)

My fee is only $250 for an hour presentation. (2 back to back shows for only $400. They can be different shows) There is no limit on audience size. Be prepared for a full house and a rush on science books after the show!