All events held in the Library are free but attendees must reserve in advance.
Larry Gareau Quartet
Friday, June 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
In celebration of International World Music Day The LARRY GAREAU QUARTET will be your “Musical Messengers” bringing you songs, performed in a jazzy way, from around the world. We will visit St Thomas, Tunisia, make a “British Invasion” as well as making numerous stops in the United States of America - where jazz was born.
Gina Barreca Guest Speaker
Library Board Annual Meeting
Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
DR. GINA BARRECA will be our guest speaker at 2:00 p.m for the Library’s 80th Annual Meeting. Gina has appeared on 20/20, The Today Show, CNN, the BBC, NPR and Oprah to discuss gender, power, politics, and humor. Her earlier books include the bestselling They Used to Call Me Snow White But I Drifted: Women's Strategic Use of Humor, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World, and Babes in Boyland: A Personal History of Coeducation in the Ivy League. Called "smart and funny" by People magazine and "very, very funny." Novelist Wally Lamb said "Barreca's prose, in equal measures, is hilarious and humane."
River City Slim & the Zydeco Hogs
Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
RIVER CITY SLIM & THE ZYDECO HOGS bring the exuberant sounds of the steamy bayous of southwestern Louisiana to the hills of New England. The Zydeco Hogs cook up a spicy musical gumbo that combines the traditional sounds of the button accordion and washboard with a driving, syncopated beat. Come hear the Hogs turn up the Louisiana heat in the Library’s Atrium when they play their rockin' sounds!
Whisky Tango Foxtrot
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
WHISKY TANGO FOXTROT was formed in the summer of 2018 out of a desire all four members had to play music that wasn’t normally in their wheelhouse. With a repertoire ranging from George Gershwin to Frank Zappa, there is something in every Whiskey Tango Foxtrot show to appeal to a diverse audience. Since nothing is actually written for the combination of violin, viola, trumpet and tuba, the group uses the considerable arranging talents of trumpeter Phil Snedecor with an occasional assist from violist Rita Porfiris. All four musicians are on faculty and coach chamber music at the Hartt School at the University of Hartford. Join us this afternoon for a re-imagining of holiday favorites. You will leave singing!