Dear Youth Services Librarian,
Yes, it’s that time again! I’m looking ahead to the summer and already excited about my Dig into Magic show. Two weeks ago I visited the “Ape Caves” near Mount Saint Helens for my photo shoot and to learn more first-hand what it feels like to visit a cave. It’s creepy – and fun! As I sit here I have a full stack of books ranging from fossils to gems to caving. In my car I’m listening to Blind Descent, a story of extreme caving. (All checked out from the library, of course!) I’m getting lots of ideas to incorporate into my show for the summer.
As always, I promise an easy-to-host program with laugh-out-loud fun that draws families to your library. My show is totally self-contained and I travel with my own sound system. All you need to provide is electricity, a room, and a group of kids and parents ready for a great time!
Block-booking is recommended if possible. You save $$ and it makes my preparation and drive time more worthwhile. Visit www.edumazement.com/libraries.html for info on my programs and reviews from librarians like you.
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My calendar is online to make booking a snap. It’s only a guide; so be sure to call or e-mail me to be sure your date is really available. Call me toll-free (877) 412-5064 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to promoting reading and “subterranean sorcery” at your library in 2013!
Dig Into Magic Program Facts
Length of Program: 45 minutes
Performance Space Requirements: Meeting Room
Furniture or Equipment Required: None. Performer supplies tables, cones to create a “stage”, a fun-to-read introduction, and sound system. Access to electricity is required.
Publicity Photos: www.edumazement.com/photos.html
(updated photos to come early in 2013)
Target Audience, (Ages): Primary and Elementary (ages 5 – 11). Older kids are welcome and will be fascinated, as Jeff’s shows are for kids without being childish.
Audience/Registration Requirements: none
Programmer Availability: Call or e-mail Jeff for availability, or visit his online calendar at www.amazementproductions.com/calendar.html.
Prices: Contact Jeff for prices and block-booking discounts.
Reviews from Jeff Evans' 2011 Magic Around the World performances...
"Jeff, I've known you forever (since 1998)and
you have consistently provided exciting,
fun, and informative programs. I
especially like your new program, Magic
Around the World. The facts you
provided about each country are so
interesting and it was amazing how you
incorporated magical feats after the
sound bites of information. You're
also so funny and children and parents
enjoy your jokes. Love how you
roll with it even when one of your
'assistants' ran off on you in the
middle of a trick. Thanks for
being on time to set-up, your
professional demeanor, and your ability
to wow the crowd each and every time.
-Bernadette Salgado, King County Library System
"You are such a wonder! Magic
Around the World was fabulous – it is
always so wonderful to watch the adults
at your programs. They are truly
just as amazed as the kids. Many,
many thanks to you for being one of the
best featured performers we know!"
-Ellen Duffy, Youth Services Coordinator,
Timberland Regional Library
"Many thanks again for helping to get the kids
excited about reading! So many
parents have stopped me tonight to
express their thanks. Your show was not
only entertaining but very educational
as well. You have such a special
way with kids Jeff! Thanks for all
your hard work!"
-Margaret Martin, Mercer Island Library
"Thanks for the wonderful program!
You are always my favorite person
to kick off Summer Reading.
(Or to take to a school assembly.
Or to celebrate pretty much
-Kalee Shearer, Lake Forest Park Library