Music for all Ages at Manross Library!

Willie Was Different and Other Musical Tales

At 2:00 PM on Saturday October 25, the Manross Library will present “Willie Was Different and Other Musical Tales,” a free concert for music lovers of all ages.

The heart of the program features four musicians performing a composition based on the children’s story by Norman Rockwell. Music and narration bring to life the tale of Willie the wood thrush, who has a special talent for beautiful improvisations on his native birdsong. Other chamber, classical, and whimsical arrangements round out this delightful performance by Tracy Norkun, flute; Andrew Raibeck, clarinet; Karla Lee, bassoon; and Jean Degan, piano.

This concert, complete with light refreshments, has been made possible by a generous grant from the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. Please visit the library or call 860.584.7790 to register.

The Gargoyles are Coming October 7!

On Wednesday, October 7 @ 6:30 PM, Bristol Public Library, on 5 High Street, will host An Education in the Grotesque: The Gargoyles of Yale University , presented by CT author and photographer, Mathew Duman.   The presentation will share stories about the often humorous history, meaning and architecture behind these “New World” grotesques adorning the buildings at Yale.  Copies of the book of the same title will be available for signing at the event.  There is no charge for this program, but registration is required. For more information, or to register, please visit the library or call (860) 584-7787 x 2023. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.  

October Coffee House Concert: Marc Berger

As part  of the Library Coffee House series, American roots artist Marc Berger will be performing w/ guitarist Richie Depaolo at Bristol Public Library on Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 PM.  Marc who has been an opening act for Bob Dylan & other national acts has been described as “One part Springsteen and one part Dylan, but with pure charisma that is all Berger ” (I Jayvee at TRT, theroundtableonline.com).  Marc is currently promoting his album Ride, inspired by his lifelong love affair with the American West. The BPL Coffee House is a series of free monthly concerts with refreshments provided courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.  
Upcoming concerts include the Kenn Morr Band on November 6th at 6:30 PM and an afternoon holiday performance by Irish Fiddler Deirdre McMorrow on December 10 at 1:00 PM.  All performances will be at Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, in Bristol, CT.  Information and RSVP is available at the library or by calling: (860) 584-7787 x 2023.

 

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