CALENDAR

Nov
1
Sat
FAIR or Family Adventures in Reading, Oct 18th- Nov 29th @ Grafton Public Library, Grafton, MA
Nov 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

http://livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DSC_0199.jpgDuring six Saturday sessions, Diane leads groups of parents and children in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Every Saturday, two new books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal, will be shared. The discussion around the books will explore character-building concepts such as courage, fairness, and persistence.  Parents and guardians share in the development of critical thinking skills with their children in an engaged and stimulating environment.

FREE and open to the public with sign-up. For further info visit the Family Adventures in Reading website or call the library at (508) 839-4649. Grafton Public Library is located at 35 Grafton Cmn, Grafton, MA 0151. Events happen every Saturday from October 18th, 2014 – November 29th, 2014 (excluding November 8th) from 2:00- 3:30 PM.

Nov
15
Sat
FAIR or Family Adventures in Reading, Oct 18th- Nov 29th @ Grafton Public Library, Grafton, MA
Nov 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

http://livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DSC_0199.jpgDuring six Saturday sessions, Diane leads groups of parents and children in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Every Saturday, two new books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal, will be shared. The discussion around the books will explore character-building concepts such as courage, fairness, and persistence.  Parents and guardians share in the development of critical thinking skills with their children in an engaged and stimulating environment.

FREE and open to the public with sign-up. For further info visit the Family Adventures in Reading website or call the library at (508) 839-4649. Grafton Public Library is located at 35 Grafton Cmn, Grafton, MA 0151. Events happen every Saturday from October 18th, 2014 – November 29th, 2014 (excluding November 8th) from 2:00- 3:30 PM.

Nov
17
Mon
Digging Dinosaurs @ Tower School, Marblehead, MA
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Diane performs Digging Dinosaurs for Kindergartners at Tower Hill School in Marblehead, MA. If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Laughter in the AudienceDigging Dinosaurs engages students with descriptive dinosaur information, colorful posters, sign language, and lively interactive stories. Stories include Pattysaurus, Diane’s original tale about a young girl so obsessed with her dinosaur collection that she turns into a gigantic sauropod herself. In the end, Patty has a surprising realization about the value of sharing with others. This fun-filled piece is complemented by Diane’s scientifically based participatory tale: Egg Mountain, based on the true discovery in 1979 of Maiasaura, the first dinosaur known to care for its young. Students become paleontologists, prepare imaginary digging packs and help out on this discovery filled journey. Called a “virtuoso of the spoken word” and an “entire cast rolled into one,” Diane has created popular dinosaur adventures that complement scientific facts with imagination, humor, and active student participation.

Nov
22
Sat
FAIR or Family Adventures in Reading, Oct 18th- Nov 29th @ Grafton Public Library, Grafton, MA
Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

http://livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DSC_0199.jpgDuring six Saturday sessions, Diane leads groups of parents and children in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Every Saturday, two new books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal, will be shared. The discussion around the books will explore character-building concepts such as courage, fairness, and persistence.  Parents and guardians share in the development of critical thinking skills with their children in an engaged and stimulating environment.

FREE and open to the public with sign-up. For further info visit the Family Adventures in Reading website or call the library at (508) 839-4649. Grafton Public Library is located at 35 Grafton Cmn, Grafton, MA 0151. Events happen every Saturday from October 18th, 2014 – November 29th, 2014 (excluding November 8th) from 2:00- 3:30 PM.

Nov
25
Tue
Tall Fall Tales @ John Silber Early Learning Center, Chelsea, MA
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:45 pm

Diane performs Tall Fall Tales for Kindergartners at John Silber Early Learning Center in Chelsea, MA. There will be three performances throughout the day, at 10am, 11am, and 1pm. If you would like to preview any of these events, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Diane has lots of entertaining performances that enhance early elementary school curriculum, like Tall Fall Tales.

Tall Fall Tales brings alive the autumn world of nature with original stories and songs sure to delight both young and old. In the hilarious tale Plenty of Nuts, young Beatrice just cannot sit still in class until a lesson from the neighborhood squirrel helps her learn how to concentrate. Fall Fire, based on a Native American myth, tells how a brave beaver painted the trees with autumn’s fiery colors. Celebrate fall and New England with this enchanting seasonal performance.

Praise for Tall Fall Tales:

Diane, I finally wanted to share the positive reviews you got at Cook Hill. Only positive remarks on my feedback sheet, like: Very Engaging, Really Funny, Enjoyed by All Students (and teachers, btw), Very Age Appropriate. My daughter just came up with the “look up” song yesterday, once more. I will definitely leave a recommendation to whoever will do programs next year! Thank you again.” ~Cook Hill PTO, Wallingford, CT

Nov
29
Sat
FAIR or Family Adventures in Reading, Oct 18th- Nov 29th @ Grafton Public Library, Grafton, MA
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

http://livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DSC_0199.jpgDuring six Saturday sessions, Diane leads groups of parents and children in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Every Saturday, two new books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal, will be shared. The discussion around the books will explore character-building concepts such as courage, fairness, and persistence.  Parents and guardians share in the development of critical thinking skills with their children in an engaged and stimulating environment.

FREE and open to the public with sign-up. For further info visit the Family Adventures in Reading website or call the library at (508) 839-4649. Grafton Public Library is located at 35 Grafton Cmn, Grafton, MA 0151. Events happen every Saturday from October 18th, 2014 – November 29th, 2014 (excluding November 8th) from 2:00- 3:30 PM.

Feb
28
Sat
Digging Dinosaurs @ Ashland Public Library, Ashland, MA
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

diane-w-boy-and-dino-posterDiane performs Digging Dinosaurs at the Ashland Public Library in Ashland, MA. This is a repeat engagement. This event is free and open to the public, no sign-ups required, and is perfect for families with children especially ages four and up.

Digging Dinosaurs engages students with descriptive dinosaur information, colorful posters, sign language, and lively interactive stories. Stories include Pattysaurus, Diane’s original tale about a young girl so obsessed with her dinosaur collection that she turns into a gigantic sauropod herself. In the end, Patty has a surprising realization about the value of sharing with others. This fun-filled piece is complemented by Diane’s scientifically based participatory tale: Egg Mountain, based on the true discovery in 1979 of Maiasaura, the first dinosaur known to care for its young. Students become paleontologists, prepare imaginary digging packs and help out on this discovery filled journey. Called a “virtuoso of the spoken word” and an “entire cast rolled into one,” Diane has created popular dinosaur adventures that complement scientific facts with imagination, humor, and active student participation.

CDs of Pattysaurus and Other Tales are available for purchase ~ Order Now!

“I wanted to thank you for both a wonderful performance of “Digging Dinos’ for our fundraiser, and for your shows at our elementary school. At the evening show I enjoyed watching the audience, who really didn’t know what to expect of a storyteller. They became mesmerized as you wove the tale for them. Rarely have I enjoyed a performance so much! Thank you for making our fundraiser a success and thank you for a great assembly program. I would highly recommend your performance to anyone; we look forward to your return to this area so we can once again enjoy your art!” Priscilla Gregory, Event Coordinator and President of PTO, Township of Warwick, Jamison, PA

Apr
27
Mon
Insect Comedy @ Roger E. Wellington School, Belmont, MA
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 9:50 am

Diane performs Insect Comedy for 1st graders at Roger E. Wellington School in Belmont, MA. This is a repeat engagement for 12 years running!! If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Insect Comedy

WalkingStickOpen up your imaginations for a fun-filled look at our six-legged friends! Diane’s teaching tale, Kate’s Acorn, introduces us to a fast-talking earthworm, pill bug, and centipede as we find out about the importance of soil creatures in the life cycle of plants. This creative tale is complemented by Diane’s true stories about her encounters with Monarch Butterflies. Then, in the Japanese folktale Princess Firefly, entertaining facts are served up along with plenty of silliness as the Princess ponders, “Who will be the bug that I will love?” Hilarious renditions of the hapless suitors: Mr. Mosquito, Mr. Gnat and Felonious Moth keep us laughing as we take a closer look at the wonderful world of insects. Bugs, bees n’ wiggly critters will never be the same again!

“From the Academy’s point of view, the storytelling could not have worked better as a public program. The stories you told, captivated and fascinated our audience. I was impressed that they would not let you leave the stage without an encore performance. Diane your storytelling is fantastic!” Linda Wolf, Public Programs Coordinator, The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

Apr
30
Thu
Tales for the Earth @ Lextended Day Program at Estabrook School, Lexington, MA
Apr 30 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

Diane performs Tales for the Earth for early elementary school students at Lextended Day Program at Estabrook School in Lexington, MA. This is a repeat performance for four years running! If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Tales for the Earth
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This beloved performance celebrates nature and all the simple things we can do to make a difference. Both educational and wonderfully entertaining Tales for the Earth explores topics like Recycling, Water Conservation, and Bio-Diversity. Depending on the age-range stories may include: What Now, Cloacina?, Diane’s hilarious story about a water sprite who travels through the sewage system in search of her reservoir or Boy Who Loved the Marsh, based on the true story of a 5th Grade student who helps preserve a favorite nature spot. What shines through the entire presentation is a love and respect for our place in nature; with many ideas communicated about how we can make a difference.

“Diane- Thank you for adding your magic to our Earth Day celebration this past weekend. We had over 1100 happy visitors that day, which is wonderful. You were so amazing with your messages and your dramatic “art.” Thank you for coming!” ~Bonnie Drexler, New England Wildflower Society

Jul
8
Wed
Everyday Heroes @ Simon Fairfield Public Library, Douglas, MA
Jul 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Diane performs Everyday Heroes at the Simon Fairfield Public Library on July 8, 2015. This show is a part of her Summer Reading Programming, which complements the 2015 Summer Reading program theme “Every Hero has a Story”. This event is FREE and open to the public!

Everyday Heroes

superkids-01, summer reading program, diane edgecomb, library summer reading, every hero has a storyCelebrate the hero in every child with these fun-loving tales and songs. Through these interactive and entertaining pieces we learn about all the important ways young people make a difference in our world. What does it take to be a hero? Good qualities that everyone can embody. Small acts of kindness DO COUNT! Start and end your day as an EVERYDAY HERO inspired by this charming summer reading entertainment.

 

Diane’s Summer Reading programs have been gaining in popularity all over the Northeast – she has been invited to perform at over 240 Massachusetts Libraries.

Families of all ages enjoy Diane’s Summer Reading performances!