Here are some musical events at the Peoria Public Library

Chris Vallillo: Abraham Lincoln in Song

peoriapubliclibrarybriefs06/07/14 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Chris Vallillo: Abraham Lincoln in Song – Main Library

The life of Abraham Lincoln spanned a period of change, growth and struggle in our young nation, and the music of his era movingly characterizes these remarkable times. Award-winning folksinger Chris Vallillo uses contemporary folk music, and period folk songs to shed light on one of history’s most beloved figures — not only as a remarkable leader, but as a man — who knew and loved many of these very songs himself. Abraham Lincoln in Song has been endorsed by the National Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and the Commissions of Illinois, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. Chris will have CDs available for purchase with 20% going to our Friends of the Library. This program is appropriate for all ages.

Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War, a traveling exhibition for libraries, was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.

Music in the McKenzie Presents: Rebecca Rego and the Trainmen

06/08/14 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Music in the McKenzie Presents: Rebecca Rego and the Trainmen – North Branch

Music in the McKenzie is proud to present singer/songwriter Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen in June.   Midwestern ideals, small town luxuries, and family make up the sound of Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen. Rego, a Wisconsin native, is backed by Kankakee County Musicians Matt Yeates (drums), Eric Fitts (bass, mandolin), and Cory Ponton (guitar, banjo). For more information, visit www.regorego.com. CD sales will benefit the Friends of the Peoria Public Library.

 

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