The Legacy of the Jewish Musical Theater Artists on March 15 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Peoria Public Library Main Library Auditorium. Dr. Alvin Goldfarb has researched and written extensively on the arts and on the Holocaust, of which his parents are survivors. He will present a lecture entitled “The Legacy of the Jewish Musical Theater Artists” in conjunction with the American Library Association traveling exhibit A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965. 497-2120 FREE
Central Illinois Youth Symphony Honors String Quartet on March 17 & 18th from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Peoria Public Library North Branch. The Central Illinois Youth Symphony Honors String Quartet will be presenting an educational program for grade school children. This program is designed to introduce children to stringed instruments, the sounds they are capable of, and the joy that comes from listening to classical music. While specifically geared toward grade school students, those younger and older would also enjoy this interactive program, taught by the talented student musicians of the CIYS Honors String Quartet. 497-2120 FREE
Skype Book Talk with Clonmel on March 20th from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at the Peoria Public Library Main Library LL1. Discuss a book with our friends in Sister City Clonmel, Ireland. Join this Sister City Twinning Book Discussion with Friends of Clonmel and Friends of Peoria as they discuss A Song for Cecelia by Jo Fredell Higgins over Skype between the two countries. For more information about this international book discussion call 497-2143.
Three Illinois Women During the Civil War on March 24th from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Peoria Public Library North Branch. Betty Carlson Kay brings The Civil War to life through the lives of three Illinois women: Jennie Hodgers, who passes as a man and fights for over 3 years; Mrs. Bickerdyke, nurse; and Mrs. Julia Grant who takes us to the Victory Parade down Pennsylvania Avenue on May 24, 1865. All ages. 497-2120 FREE