SEDA to perform at the Tualatin Library

Music by SEDAOn Sunday, February 9th the music group SEDA will perform around the hearth at the Tualatin Public Library.

SEDA is the brainchild of Mehdi Farjami, formerly of Toque Libre. Mehdi has been studying music from very early on, mastering several genres and disciplines prior to his current passions of latin and flamenco. He is accompanied by Brenna McDonald on rhythm guitar and backup vocals, Pepe Raphael on lead vocals and auxiliary percussion and Nick Hutch on cajon.

The group’s repertoire includes a wide range of latin sounds from Afro Cuban, Argentinian Tango, Rhumba Flamenco and also various latin instrumentals. You can learn more about SEDA and sample their music on their website. They will perform starting at 2 pm.

Neftali Rivera & Grupo Borikuas to perform at the Tualatin Library

On Sunday, July 14th Neftali Rivera & Grupo Borikuas will perform around the hearth at the Tualatin Public Library. This Latin band captures the essence of Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Afro-Caribbean rhythms, bringing their passion for their heritage, music, and culture to the stage. You can learn more about Grupo Borikuas and sample their music on their website. They will perform starting at 2 pm.

A Friends of Tualatin Library donation supports this performance as part of the library’s Sunday Music Series.

Jason Achilles to speak and perform at Tualatin Library

On Sunday, June 30th, Jason Achilles will speak and perform around the hearth at the Tualatin Public Library.

Musician and producer by day, NASA research scientist by night, Jason Achilles bends sound through bass, keys, and other instruments, layering them to achieve a kind of sonic experimentation. Hear about his work capturing sound on Mars, and stay for music. Jason’s talk will focus on his work with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on microphone tech for the Mars 2020 rover. This will be informative, inspiring, and loud — starting at 2 pm. You can sample Jason’s music at his website.

A Friends of Tualatin Library donation supports this event as part of the library’s Sunday Music Series.

Summer Reading starts June 1st

The Tualatin Library’s 2019 Summer Reading program starts on Saturday, June 1st. The library will stay open later that day to celebrate, and Grammy-nominated “kindie rock” band Recess Monkey will play from 6 to 7 pm to join in the fun. The whole family can sign up for summer reading and enjoy some catchy, clever, high-energy tunes.

The library will be open until 8 pm for this special day. Kids and teens will receive a free book when they sign up for Summer Reading. Sign up starts at 10 am when the library opens.

The Friends donated funding to the library for books and activities for the Summer Reading Program. We hope you’ll enjoy it!

Mojo Holler to perform at Tualatin Library

On Sunday, March 17th Mojo Holler will perform around the hearth as part of the Tualatin Public Library’s Sunday Music Series. The duo consists of Missi Hasting as lead singer, on rhythm guitar, and on washboard, and John Baker on vocals and on lap steel and guitars. Their music is a blend of Mississippi Delta blues, Appalachian folk, southern outlaw country, rhythm and blues, and plain old rock-n-roll. You can learn more about Mojo Holler and sample their music on their website. The pair will perform starting at 2 pm.

A Friends of Tualatin Library donation supports this performance as part of the library’s Sunday Music Series.