Mbrascatu to perform at the libraryy

MbrascatuThe five-member indie band Mbrascatu will perform at the Tualatin Public Library on Sunday January 22, 2017 at 2 pm in the next installment of the Library’s Sunday Music Series. Mbrascatu draws from diverse European and American roots to create a unique signature sound.

Pronounced mm-brah-ska-too, the group’s name is the nickname of band leader Andrea Algieri’s grandfather, a native of Luzzi, Italy. The band combines banjo, violin, viola, ukulele, guitar, bass, drums, lapsteel and Italian vocals to create indie world-folk music.

A Friends of Tualatin Library donation supports the library’s Sunday Music Series.

Aaron Meyer to perform at the library

Aaron MeyerRock violinist Aaron Meyer will perform a festive and rockin’ seasonal concert at the Tualatin Library on Saturday, December 17, 2 pm to 3 pm.

Aaron’s musical style was inspired by his worldwide travels. His broad range of music includes everything from a rendition of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” to his signature versions of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb,” Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir,” and the Beatles classic “Let it Be.” He connects with audiences of all ages, cultures and backgrounds from around the world.

To learn more about Aaron Meyer and sample his music, we invite you to visit his website.

A Friends of Tualatin Library donation supports the library’s  Music Series.

Holiday book selections

Holiday book selectionsThe Friends have a nice assortment of holiday themed books for sale at our ongoing book sale in the Tualatin Public Library. You’ll find holiday kids books, cookbooks, and adult fiction on both sides of the freestanding bookcase. Ongoing book sale co-chair Donna Gilbo is tidying the books in the picture at left.

We also have an ever-changing selection of quality fiction and nonfiction books on the shelves against the wall. Volunteers restock the shelves daily, so it pays to check often. Many of these books are in like-new condition and would make excellent gifts.

Sean Gaskill to perform at the library

Sean GaskillSean Gaskill will play the kora and sing in a performance at the Tualatin Library on Sunday, November 20, 2016, 2 pm to 3 pm. The kora is an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. Sean will sing traditional pieces from the kora’s musical repertoire as well as some of his own personal compositions.

The kora is native to the Mande peoples who live in Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. The music is traditionally played by oral and musical historians known as Griots (Gree-ohs). The kora is a melodic and seemingly peaceful instrument, which is somewhat contrary to the lyrics in its musical repertoire. Some songs tell ancient stories of war and hardship, while others praise people of high political status and those who helped expand the Mande Empire.

A Friends of Tualatin Library donation supports the library’s Sunday Music Series.

Book sale reminder

Display caseThe Friends Fall book sale is coming up this weekend, November 4-6. Friends volunteers Virginia Green, Molly Burns, and Laura Baker decorated the library’s lobby display case with books and memorabilia to help publicize the sale.

The picture shown here doesn’t do justice to their charming display. Among many other items it includes two one-million dollar bills, a miniature book titled “The Library Cat,” and a bookmark with the quote “Life is too serious to be taken seriously.” Be sure to check it out when you come to the sale.

Book sale hours are:

Friday, November 4, 3-6 pm
Saturday, November 5, 10 am-4 pm
Sunday, November 6, 1-4 pm