Teens: Emotive Art Music can make us feel all sorts of emotions, so this program will help us to visualize those emotions! Teens will create several different types of art based on how the selected types of music make them feel. Spaces are limited, so sign up today. Registration opens on May 21.
June 4, 6:00 PM
Lady D Presents: Bessie Smith The late blues singer Bessie Smith began performing professionally in 1912 and by the 1920s was a headliner on the Theatre Owners Booking Association circuit, which was the vaudeville circuit for African Americans. She recorded with Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden and Benny Goodman. This one-woman theatrical performance by Doris Fields (aka “Lady D”) will give the audience a glimpse of what our country was like during the 20’s and 30’s. Performed with only one back up musician, it allows attendees to experience this country’s first purely American musical art form, the Blues. “Lady D” is known as “West Virginia’s First Lady of Soul.” She is an R&B, soul, and blues musician and songwriter living in Beckley. Fields is the founder and organizer of West Virginia’s Simply Jazz and Blues Festival and previously hosted the weekly Simply Jazz and Blues radio show on Groovy94 in Beckley. In 2008, her original song “Go Higher” won an online contest sponsored by the Obama Music Arts and Entertainment Group. She performed the song as a headliner at the Obama for Change Inauguration Ball with President Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama in attendance.
June 4, 6:00 PM
Rock On! Rock Painting We’re kicking off our Libraries Rock Summer Library Club with rock painting. Drop in anytime between 1:30 and 4:30 PM to paint your masterpiece. We’ll provide the supplies, and you paint a rock to inspire others. You may bring your own rock if you would like, but we will have some on hand. Registration is appreciated to ensure we have enough supplies available and will begin Monday, May 14, 2018. Don't forget to sign up for the Summer Library Club 2018 reading challenge! We have summer reading challenges for all ages.
June 4, 1:30 - 4:30 PM
Summer Library Club Kick-off Fun for all ages as we kick off our Libraries Rock! 2018 Summer Library Club! Sign up for the Kids, Teens, or Adult reading programs and participate in games, crafts and enjoy free refreshments.
June 4, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM