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Two Sides of the Same Coin: The Lennon/McCartney Dynamic

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Thursday, October 26 7:00 PM Main Library Few songwriting teams are as well respected as the duo of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz returns for this multimedia presentation will compare and contrast their songwriting over the course of The Beatles’ career. America’s only professional Beatles scholar, Aaron Krerowicz won a research grant […]

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Ukulele for Everyone!

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Tuesday, June 20 6:30 PM Main Library Join the ranks of ukulele players like Elvis, Jack Johnson, and Israel Kamakawiwo’ole! Instructor Julie Stepanek will lead beginners through a lesson, strum-along, and Q&A about the instrument. If the weather is nice, we will play outside! Feel free to bring your own instrument, but if you don’t […]

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The Land without Music: Satirizing Song in Eighteenth-Century England (A Lewis Walpole Library Lecture)

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Thursday, May 18 7:00 PM Lewis Walpole Library, 154 Main Street Music pervaded public and private spaces in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England; yet, in 1904, German critic Oscar Adolf Hermann Schmitz, heightening long-standing aspersions, dismissed England as a “land without music.” This unflattering epithet pointed to England’s meager contributions to the western musical canon during […]

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Learn to Play Ukulele

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Sunday, February 26 2:00 PM Main Library Join the ranks of ukulele players like Elvis, Jack Johnson, and Israel Kamakawiwo’ole! Instructor Julie Stepanek will lead beginners through a lesson, strum-along, and Q&A about the instrument. Space is limited. Registration required.

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An Introduction to American Indian Music

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Thursday, February 16 7:00 PM Main Library Master percussionist, educator, and the author of Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music (May 2016), Craig Harris leads this exciting multimedia and participatory celebration of the music of Indigenous North America. Defying stereotypes, this program combines archival video and audio, informative discussion, and collective music-making […]

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The Irish Diaspora with Tom O’Carroll

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On Thursday, November 12, the Barney Library in Farmington will host Tom O’Carroll for a special Thanksgiving program on the Irish diaspora, presented through story and song. This program will take place at 2:00 p.m. at the Barney Library at 71 Main Street. “The Irish Diaspora” is an examination of the Irish influence around the […]

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