The Floatology Series is the exhibition on display in the Adult Services area at Park Falls Public Library during June, July and August, 2015. These colorful abstract images by L.R. LaBaron are created using the detail from microphotography of the surface of giant soap bubbles. The exhibit includes canvas, metal, and photographic treatments of the results – swirling images whose vivid colors and organic textures seem to offer a glimpse into another universe.
Friday June 26, 7pm – The Milwaukee Hot Club musical trio, along with special guest jazz violinist Randy Sabien, will perform at Park Falls Public Library. This hot ensemble will bring the swinging rhythms of famed “gypsy jazz” guitarist and composer Django Reinhardt to the library auditorium. Randy Sabien is a favorite with his virtuoso violin technique that can go from down-home fiddle, to fusion jazz, to the swinging tradition of Stuff Smith and Stephan Grappelli – all with equal ease and brilliance. For this concert Randy teams up with the infectious music of the swinging Milwaukee Hot Club, who specialize in Gypsy Jazz.
Gypsy Jazz is that genre of European jazz of the 1930’s and 40’s popularized by The Quartet of the Hot Club of France, which featured Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli. They helped create that high energy style. Django Reinhardt, was a brilliant and inventive guitar player, who turned his own serious hand injury into the invention of new musical style. The concert will feature music by Reinhardt.
Milwaukee Hot Club includes two gypsy guitars and an upright bass, putting out an acoustic music that is American jazz, but filtered and flavored by the Roma musical influence as well. The result is fast, fun, and yet sophisticated as well. Gypsy jazz usually features string instruments rather than horns or piano, and relies on a rhythm guitar’s chords to drive the music, rather than a drum kit.
The Summer Reading Programs for children, teens and adults (yes, adults!) begin officially on Monday, June 15th. Registration is necessary for children and teens. Please stop in the library to register and pick up a calendar of summer events.
Registration is not necessary for the adult program but come in on Monday, June 15th to see what’s happening. Here’s an incentive…there will be a drawing at the end of the summer for all adult participants with a chance to win a Trio tablet!
The May selection for the Thursday Night movie series is The Theory of Everything starring Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones as Stephen and Jane Hawking. The movie starts at 7:00 in the library’s auditorium. Come and enjoy popcorn, soda and a drawing for a free movie pass to the Park Theatre.
Join us on Thursday, February 26 at 7 pm in the library’s cozy, warm auditorium for a big screen showing of the 1943 Academy Awards Best Picture winner Casablanca. The movie is free and there will be refreshments and a drawing for movie tickets to the Park Theatre! Thursday is only 3 days away…until then you can practice your best Bogie imitation or even better, hum As Times Goes By. We look forward to seeing you there!
It’s Mardi Gras time! Come and join us for the annual Park Falls Friends of the Library Mardi Gras Book Sale on Friday, February 13 from 10 am – 6 pm and also on Saturday, February 14 from 10 am – 2 pm. There will be tables, tables, and more tables of gently used books, av items, children’s books, puzzles, and as always a few surprises. We’ll have bags and boxes for you to fill and we’ll even bring them out to your car. We’ll also have my favorite part…great Mardi Gras music! Come early and stay long; we look forward to seeing you!
When you walk into the library lobby next week, look down, and then look around. You will see new linoleum, new carpet, new chairs at the computers, and new mats under the chairs. Wow! I can hardly wait until Monday!