Posts Tagged 'library'

Three Magic Books Presented to Magic Castle Library

In January I had the privilege to present three of my hard cover  comedy and magic books to the Magic Castle Library. The World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood has a huge Library with almost every magic book in print. The curator Bill Goodwin expressed an interest in adding my books to the library.  I was honored. This is one of  the premier collections of magic books in the world.IMG_0226

I spent several hours with my friends, pouring over just a few of the thousands of books on the art of magic. It was interesting to look at a book by Edwin of Supreme Magic alongside magician John Kimmons. John worked at Supreme Magic for years and actually took some of the photos in that book. John  is also a delightful ventriloquist who is very popular in England and across Europe and the U.S. John and I were both lecturers at a small magician’s Convention in Hollywood in January.  He is very funny and has a great mind for making the magic and comedy work.

More on my lectures and workshops for magicians at NormBarnhart.combookbanner web

Magic at Menomonie Library

Magician in Wisconsin and Minnesota

This past month (June) has been super busy with High School Lock-ins as well as family shows at libraries and festivals.

Just got this letter from a librarian.  Our comedy magic show that motivates young readers has appeared at this library 8 times over the past 25 years.

“Norm’s show was great! He really knows how to captivate an audience with his incredible magic and quick wit! Thanks again!”

Jodi Bird

Youth Services Department Manager

Menomonie Public Library

Menomonie, WI

I love to bring smiles to faces and I enjoy hearing the laughter from kids and adults at the fun magic entertainment. Check out our website to see how Magic and comedy can bring life to your party. MagicNorm.com

Magic for parties and events in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Also please check out the program that motivates reading for libraries and schools.

Islamarada Florida Library has Magical Day

Comedy magician presents book and DVDs to Islamarada Librarian Lynn

Comedy magician presents book and Just  DVDs to Islamarada Librarian Lynn

Comedy and magic brought laughs to the families at the Islamarada, Florida and Key Largo Florida libraries recently.

It was fun to see the smiles on the faces of the kids and their families at the magic show.  We had good crowds at both shows and got very nice reviews from the librarians.  The Islamarada librarian said the show was great and can’t wait to have us back.

The Key Largo Librarian, Kathy, said the show was awesome and that the kids loved it.

I love to make people laugh and motivate reading with this fast paced and exciting magic show.  I travel across the nation and live in the Twin Cities of Minnesota.  More at MagicNorm.com. The original Reading Motivation Magic Show in Minnesota.

Minnesota Author at Library in Wisconsin

Tomorrow, May 18th. is book signing and showtime in Wisconsin for Minnesota Author and comic magician, Magic Norm. I will present my comedy magic show for the families at the library.  this will be my 6th time here over the past 25 years.  I am grateful that they invite me back and am thrilled that they like the program.

This magic and comedy show motivate youngsters to get excited about reading.  Many topics are covered such how reading helps with hobbies, interests and jobs.  Kids and parents leave the show with a greater appreciation for how reading helps in everyday life and is just plain fun.

If we can get students excited about reading, they will do well and achieve in all the subjects they work on in school. The goal of the library show is to encourage students to read all summer and to visit the library as often as possible.

Earlier today, I spoke and presented my reading program at a school in Rochester, MN. I enjoy  presenting my motivational magic show and encouraging the students.  Today was my 7th or 8th time at this school over the past 25 years. I am glad that they appreciate the quality and enjoy the important message.

I was the original reading motivational magic show in Minnesota. I put together this program and developed the magic tricks to go with it over 30 years ago.  Since then it has gone through many changes as I add new material.  I now have three different motivational magic shows for kids.  Since then I have enjoyed bringing the show to students and teachers at schools and libraries in all fifty states.

I love to see the smiles and amazement that the comedy magic brings, but I also very much enjoy seeing students get excited about reading.