Performers showcase 2011


Professional "Young Audience" Performers To Showcase for the Mid-Michigan Library League.
Thursday --January 13th  the Mid-Michigan Library League's Performer's Showcase will be held in conjunction with the Advisory Council Meeting.  Below is the list of performers we are expecting at the showcase. 
This is an all day affair and lunch will be catered by the Blue Heron Restaurant. There will be a $10.00 charge per person to cover the cost of the lunch and building rental.
Please register/RSVP to me: Jim Lawrence at
Cadillac, MI - Take some of Michigan's best Performers for Kids and Teens, put them all in one location with a group of creative librarians, and you have the 2011 Mid-Michigan Library League Performer Showcase!  The featured performers are:

-Paleo Joe, Paleontologist, 989-430-3980,
-Lori Fithian, Drummunity, 734-426-7818,
-Kevin Kammeraad, Tomato Collection, 616-364-5870,
-Richard Paul, Ventroloquist, 586-226-1820,
-Ring of Steel, Action Theater, 734-320-1147,
-Marc Meyer, Balloon Meister, 248-796-2959,
-Dan Keto, Kalamazoo Nature Center, 269-381-1574,
-Cirque Amongus, 734-421-2505,
-Joel Tacey, Family Funnyman, 1-866-625-4846,

The Showcase will start at 10:00 am on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at the Fox Hill Event Center, 7640 Mackinaw Trail, Cadillac MI, 49601.  The showcase is organized and hosted by Jim Lawrence of the Mid-Michigan Library League and performer Joel Tacey.  For more information, please contact Jim at 231-775-3037 or Joel at 1-866-625-4846.

Showcase Schedule:
10:00 am to 11:00 am - Morning Showcase
11:00 am  to 11:30 am - Meet & Greet (bring your program calendars; performers will brings their calendars too for on-the-spot program scheduling)
11:30 am to 12:30 pm - Lunch
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm - Afternoon Showcase followed by Meet & Greet
Make plans to attend!  This is an excellent opportunity to...
    -SAVE time and money by 'block-booking' performers with other libraries.   
    -MEET the performers face-to-face and SEE them perform in-person before inviting them to your library.
    -SHARE program ideas with a variety of performers and librarians.
    -SIMPLIFY booking programs by scheduling multiple event dates with a variety of performers all in one place.

Tips on how to make the most of the Showcase:
-Bring your Summer Program calendar, and highlight your important weekly program dates (kick-off, wrap-up, other special event dates, etc.).
-Visit the performers' websites and speak with other cooperative members ahead of time to make 'block-booking' easier.

We'll see you there!


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