Looking for something New and Different
for your Summer Reading Program?
Look No Further!
Geoff Akins-Hannah has been entertaining and educating children worldwide for over 30 years with his gentle spirit, sense of humor, and gift of rapport. Inspired by his life-altering experiences as a teacher in Waldorf and Special Education, he created The Bubble Wonders show to convey the message that “Anything is Possible!”
In addition to presenting at thousands of libraries, schools, museums, and educational conferences worldwide, his corporate clients include Harley-Davidson, Toyota, Whole Foods, Treehouse TV, Macy’s, IBM, the National Geographic Channel, and Google!
Geoff was highlighted on CBS Sunday Morning and the Canadian children’s show, This is Scarlett and Isaiah. He is the co-author of the best-selling book, Empowered, and was featured in two additional books, GPS For Success, and The Art and Science of Bubbles!
His program is full of amazing tricks with ordinary soap bubbles. He blows bubbles inside bubbles, connect bubbles together to make caterpillars, foggy volcano bubbles, etc. Why he even puts kids INSIDE a bubble!
Further, Geoff uses a variety of methods to get kids excited about reading and using the library as a resource for making their dreams come true. “Very often after my show there is a run on magic books. I’ve also developed a clever way to reward those readers who take action and follow their curiosity to discover something I’ve hidden right in the stacks!”
Geoff is often able to incorporate the Summer Reading theme and weave it seamlessly into his performance as he does every year. For instance several states in the U.S. used the 2017 theme of “Build a Better World.” Geoff built a variety of wondrous bubble sculptures while talking about how building a better world starts within, using references from the movie, Field of Dreams…”If you build it they will come!”
The core message of the Bubble Wonders show is “Anything is Possible!” To prove it, Geoff attempts to create a Square Bubble. He fails over and over again…intentionally, in order to model Persistence, but he doesn’t give up.
Does he ever succeed in creating a Square Bubble? You’ll see!
Bubble Wonders is part science, part art, part inspiration and 100% fun! Combining the art and science of bubbleology with heartfelt life-lessons and encouragement along with a catchy theme song by Geoff’s wife, award-winning Canadian singer songwriter, Jen Hannah! Geoff met his future wife while they were both performing for children in orphanages in Vietnam. Geoff, Jen and their two kids and new baby daughter relocated to B.C. to be closer to Jen’s family. More about Jen’s Music: http://yoursquarebubble.com/the-music/
How do Librarians describe Bubble Wonders?
Elaine Sugent, Rolling Meadows Library, Rolling Meadows, IL firstname.lastname@example.org 847-259-6050
Ann Hardginski, Youth Services Librarian, Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library, Kimberly, WI email@example.com 920-788-7515
Jen Goulden, Youth Services Librarian, Urbandale Public Library, Urbandale, IA firstname.lastname@example.org (best way to reach her is email!)
Emily Cummings, Children’s Specialist, Dickson County Library, Dickson, MI email@example.com 906-774-1218
Reviews/Testimonials from Librarians in Wisconsin 2017:
Reviews/Testimonials from Librarians in Iowa 2017:
3. Links to Website/Videos
Here is the direct link to the Bubble Wonders website: Bubble Wonders
Bubble Wonders Interview on Library Life:
Bubble Wonders on Treehouse TV’s, This is Isaiah Blowing Bubbles:
The Bubble Wonders Theme Song Video!
4. Newspaper Articles:
Click here to read the full article: http://yoursquarebubble.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Northbrook-JH-Paper.jpg
5. List of Past Performances:
Over the last decade Geoff has presented (on average) over 300 performances of his uplifting Bubble Wonders show each year.
Click here to see the entire touring schedule: http://yoursquarebubble.com/calendar/
Recent Highlights include:
2 Presentations for the Canadian Mental Health Association
30 Performances during the North Carolina State Fair
IPE Interior Provincial Exhibition Parade, Vernon, B.C. (as Sun FM’s Special Guest)
6 performances during the Discovery Center Museum’s annual Bubble Festival, Rockford, IL
Okanagan Science Center, Vernon, B.C.
B.C. Day event in Penticton, B.C.
Lumby Art and Music Festival, Lumby B.C.
Michigan Library Tour 3 stops: Florence, Dickinson and Menominee, MI
Olsen Elementary, Woodstock, IL
Iowa Library Tour #4 8 stops: Johnston, Carlisle, Clive, Pleasant Hill, Gutenkunst, Grimes, Clinton, Camanche
Wisconsin Library Tour 2 Stops; Saukville and West Bend
Bright Horizons Daycare, Deerfield, IL
Condell Hospital, Libertyville, IL
Jellystone National Park Summer Camp Plymouth, IN
Central Illinois Library Tour 9 Stops: Malta, Maple Park, Hinckley, Athens, Elkhart, Sherman, Lincoln, Morton, Rochester
Iowa Tour #3 11 Stops: Hiawatha, Anamosa, Mechanicsville, West Branch, Coralville, Marion, Victor, North Liberty 1 and 2, Urbandale 1 and 2
School Assemblies Mill Creek, IL
Barrington Area Public Library Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Event Barrington, IL
Baraboo, WI Zoo Crew event
School Assemblies Lombard, IL
Sycamore, IL Public Library
School Assemblies Ridge Lawn, IL
Stickney, IL Library Show
Iowa Library Tour #2 7 Stops: Readlyn, Charles City, Cresco, Jesup, Manchester, Clarence, and Lisbon
Wisconsin Library Tour 15 Stops: Deerfield 1 & 2, Black Earth, Iola, Kaukauna 1 & 2, Little Chute, Waupaca 1 & 2, Clintonville, Appleton 1 & 2, Hortonville, Princeton, Steven’s Point
Michigan Library Tour 3 shows: Holland Michigan 2 branches, Plainwell, MI
Iowa Library Tour #1 13 Stops: Ottomwa, Carroll 1@ 2, Coon Rapids, Manning, Harlan, Denison, Creston, Lenox, Corning, Cedar Falls 1 & 2, Cedarbrook
…and that’s just the last few months! Feel free to use the Calendar link above to go to previous months/years.
As an author, teacher, and inspirational speaker, Geoff has created a one-of-a-kind experience that will inspire and delight your patrons on a whole new level. As one client put it, “In today’s world of empty entertainment your show was a welcome change. Your performance has such depth and and meaning. It’s our fervent hope that your powerful message and charming presentation reaches and effects many others!”