2012 / 2013 LIVE @ YOUR LIBRARY SERIES ANNOUNCED
The Gaston County Public Library, in partnership with the Friends of the Gaston County Public Library, is pleased to announce the 2012 / 2013 Live @ Your Library family performing arts series.
Now entering its fifth season, the Live @ Your Library series brings professional performing artists to our Gaston County Public Library communities to present free music, theatre, storytelling, puppetry, and other arts events for school-age youth and adults.
Beginning in September and continuing through June 2013, this year’s series will present a total of twenty-four live performances to audiences at the Main Library in Gastonia and eight branch locations.
Events in the 2012 / 2013 Live @ Your Library series include:
Land of the Lightning Brothers, a multi-media journey into the art, culture, and stories of the Wardaman Aboriginal People of Australia’s Northern Territory with Adelaide-native Paul Taylor. Taylor, an accomplished Australian musician, storyteller, recording artist, and student of Aboriginal history, is Adjunct Professor at the University of Wyoming and Director of the Wardaman Dreaming Project, which documents and preserves the Wardaman Aboriginal culture.
On September 27, 2012, the popular Asheville-based band Simple Folk presents a lively concert of classic-to-contemporary folk and folk rock, roots, rock-and-roll, Americana, and country music.
Aard-winning children’s musician Farmer Jason (aka Jason Ringenberg) presents family songs and fun from his new recording, Nature Jams, on October 13, 2012.
On November 3, 2012, theatre master Doug Berky performs his new fast-paced production, Mime, Masks and More, an intricately-woven show reflecting classic commedia dell’arte, vaudeville, mask, and mime theatre.
Nashville singer / songwriter Brian Ashley Jones presents A Country Holiday, a live family concert of country, blues, and bluegrass songs on December 15, 2012.
The talented Bright Star Theatre will perform their original stage production of Harriett Tubman on February 9, 2013.
Also in February 2013, award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford will present her moving and enlightening performance of Unsung Heroes: African Americans in History on February 23.
On March 16, 2013, award-winning children’s recording artist and touring performer Roger Day brings Marsh Madness - songs from his newest album as well as favorite tunes such as Mosquito Burrito – to our Gaston audience.
June 2013 audiences can enjoy performances of Grey Seal Puppets’ newest show, Barker Bill’s Wagtime Revue, Cherokee native Lloyd Arneach’s telling of Native America: Stories, Legends and History, and Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets’ new production, Migration.
Funding for the 2012 / 2013 Live @ Your Library series includes support from the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Gaston Arts Council, as well as the Ralph S. Robinson Family Foundation, and the Friends of the Gaston County Public Library.
For more information about the 2012 / 2013 Live @ Your Library family performing arts series and other Gaston County Public Library events, please call 704-868-2164 / Dial 4 or visit our website at www.gastonlibrary.org.