Archive for January, 2012

What’s new? We’re glad you asked..

World Slavery “The Haitian Revolution and the Rise of 
American Music”
 – Fri, February 17 at 6PM
This unique lecture/concert reviews the international history of slavery,
how it changed in the U.S. and how American music formed in it.  Some period music is performed yet this is primarily a philosophical and historical lecture. 
Find out more at No charge

Friday Flix! – 
Every Fri. at 8PM
February’s Films feature quirky love stories. For details, contact Ann at 727-853-1265. No charge

LINE DANCE CLASS is back! – 
5:-6:30 – Beginner Class; 6:30-7:30 -Improver Class; 7:30-8:30PM – Intermediates
This weekly class will benefit the Friends of the Library. $5/class or $8 for 2 subsequent classes.  For more details, contact Ann at 727-853-1265.

Get Motivated with Rico Correira! – Thurs, Feb. 23 at 6PM
Nationally recognized speaker and former Director of Human Resources for ESPN, Correira consults major league sports teams & leagues, provides motivation and success training to players in the NFL and develops motivational seminars & training for organizations like the New York Stock Exchange. Join him for a book talk and signing. No charge

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Portrayal– Thurs, Mar. 15 at 2PM
Karen De Vos portrays Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Yearling. Her research for Rawlings resulted in numerous sojourns to Florida to visit the author’s home in Cross Creek and to study materials housed in the special collections library at UF, Gainesville.

The performance focuses primarily on Rawlings’s life in Cross Creek from 1933-1947, since those were her most productive writing years. In the presentation, Rawlings describes her life “at the Creek”, how she became intrigued with her Cracker neighbors, and why she chose to portray them in stories, articles, and poems.  

Slides, made from the Rawlings UF collection  accompany the program.  Displays will include a book exhibit and other interesting memorabilia.

  No charge

Carnegie Hall Classical Guitarist, Peter Fletcher – Thurs, Mar. 22 at 6PM.  No charge

Cotee River Flue Circle Concert
 – Thurs, Apr. 12 at 6PM
NPR Library’s own Cotee River Flute Circle performs for you. No charge

 – Thurs, May 17 at 6PM
The library’s favorite Celtic Folk Duo is back, weaving lush harmonies with fiery rhythms. Enjoy Juniper’s jigs, reels, airs and original alternative folk compositions. No charge

Scott Sanchez, Classical Guitarist – Sat, July 14 at 3PM
Classical Guitar Magazine raves, “Sanchez [draws in] the audience, [making] light work of playing what at times [looks] like…fearsomely difficult passages.” Here Sanchez perform live @ your NPR Library.
No charge