Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Portage Library to hold music, storytime programs

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library invites everyone to bring a lunch and enjoy "Music on the Menu," an outdoor series of events held on the dock outside the library.

"Trio Bibliothèque" will perform from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, July 22. Libby Meyer on fiddle, Anna Gawboy on concertina, and Oren Tikkanen on guitar will play a lively eclectic mix of folk music and other genres.

Everyone is invited to eat, relax, and enjoy the lunch hour while listening to some great music. In the event of bad weather, the program will be held in the community room.

This event is part of the library’s Summer Reading Program and is free and open to all. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit www.pldl.org.

Graduates of Storytime to present Storytime at Portage Library July 23

Three graduates of Storytime will present a Storytime program for young children at the Portage Lake District Library.

Jack, Lily, and Henry Ashburn will present "The Dog Days of Summer" from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 23. The Ashburn children will read stories about dogs and lead a craft project that participants will make and take home.

Graduates of Storytime are children who participated in library Storytimes when they were young and now know how to read. They plan every aspect of their Storytime program including the theme, books they will read, and the activity for kids to do. All materials are supplied by the library, and all graduates of Storytime are invited to plan their own event. Contact Chris Alquist at the library for more information.

All library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit www.pldl.org.

Please note: The Portage Lake District Libary will be closed from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, July 25, for staff training. Regular hours will resume at 5 p.m.

Lindsay Tomasic and Jesse Fitzpatrick to perform July 26

Fans of singer/songwriters Lindsay Tomasic and Jesse Fitzpatrick will be treated to another great concert when the duo performs at the Portage Lake District Library at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26.

Copper Country natives, Lindsay and Jesse of their band TREES have been crafting songs and creating fine acoustic music since the early 1970s. The earthy sound of TREES created a buzz that has now spanned over three decades and just keeps getting better with time. Their intricately woven vocal harmonies coupled with exquisite acoustic production continue to please audiences year after year.

TREES will perform in a variety of shows this summer including two days at the Hiawatha Music Festival in Marquette, Mich. Their 2010 CD release "One Voice" is currently available at www.datoliterecords.com.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit www.pldl.org.

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