Daily Archives: May 18, 2018

David Seay will present a program titled The “Tradition” in Traditional Folk Music at 11:00 am on Monday, June 4, 2018 at the Grant County Library.

Mr. Seay’s program will have demonstrations and short stories of folk instruments such as harmonica, penny whistles, Indian flute, ocarina, pan pipes, and others.  The presentation is free and open to the public.

The program is sponsored by Humanities Nebraska and the Aeola H. Brennemann Library Foundation through the HN Speakers Bureau.  Speakers Bureau connects Nebraskans with over 165 authors, historians, scholars, musicians, and storytellers who give performances and speak on topics as diverse as  the immigrant experience, Great Plains history, world folk music, Nebraska literature, international law, and Native American culture.  The Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau is the largest of its kind in the United States.

All presentations last for approximately thirty minutes to an hour and include time for questions from the audience.  Programs are available for any non-profit or educational organization in the state and can be tailored based on the age and sixe of the audience.  More information about how to book speakers through the Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau can be found online at www.humanitiesnebraska.org.


Readers, preschool through 6th grade, will read and learn about the world of music and the sounds around them, as the Grant County Library presents “Libraries Rock” during their 2018 summer reading program.  Included will be crafts and activities teaching the children about music and sounds.  On June 4th we have scheduled a program titled “The Tradition” in Traditional Folk Music with speaker David Seay.  He will have demonstrations and stories of folk instruments such as the harmonica, penny whistle, Indian flute, ocarina, pan pipes, and others.  Free harmonicas will be distributed to the children attending.  Registration will be at 10:30 am and the program is from 11 am – 12 pm in the Grant County courthouse meeting room.  This presentation is made possible by Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment as part of the HN Speakers Bureau and the Aeola H. Brennemann Library Foundation.  This program is free of charge and open to the public.

Summer Reading will be Monday, June 4th 10:30 am – Humanities program; Wednesday, June 6th 10-11:30 am; Monday, June 11th 10-11:30 am.  The last day, featuring games and a picnic, will be Wednesday, June 13th 11 am – 12:30 pm.  The summer reading program is free of charge.  For more information, please contact Vickie or Jennifer at the library at 458-2218.

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