All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its regularly scheduled stops on Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day.

The Library Center and Schweitzer Brentwood branch libraries will not have phone service Monday, May 29-Tuesday, May 30, due to maintenance. Please call (417) 865-1340 for assistance.

array
1
struct
ICON_URL /images/blog/blog_libnews.jpg
LABEL_ID 63
LABEL_NAME Library News
LABEL_URL /blogs/
2
struct
ICON_URL /images/press/press.gif
LABEL_ID 66
LABEL_NAME Press Info
LABEL_URL /press/

Related Resources

struct
ARTICLE
array
1
struct
ARTICLE_DATE September, 18 2009 09:56:00
ARTICLE_DATE_STR 20090918
ARTICLE_DESCRIPTION Have you ever heard the sound a didgeridoo makes? The wind instrument, indigenous to Australia, emits a low, vibrating frequency when played that varies based on the length of the didgeridoo and the method of play.
ARTICLE_ID 462
ARTICLE_STATUS published
ARTICLE_TEXT <p>Have you ever heard the sound a didgeridoo makes? The wind instrument, indigenous to Australia, emits a low, vibrating frequency when played that varies based on the length of the didgeridoo and the method of play. <br /> <br /> Thanks to the generosity of the Blues Society of the Ozarks, you have a unique opportunity to learn more about the didgeridoo, its place in Aboriginal history and how it can be incorporated into blues music, when world-renowned blues musician Harper visits the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library on Thursday, September 24, at 6 p.m.<br /><br /> The Australian musician is coming to Springfield as part of the Blues Society&rsquo;s &ldquo;Blues in the Schools&rdquo; program, a nationwide effort to teach students, elementary through college age, the history of blues music and how to play musical instruments. Harper, probably best known for his harmonica playing, will be available to all ages during &ldquo;Blues in the Schools @ the Library: Harper Brings Blues from Australia.&rdquo;<br /><br /> &ldquo;I think it will be a really fantastic opportunity for people of all ages who are interested in the blues genre or who maybe didn&rsquo;t think they would like the blues and want to learn more about it,&rdquo; said Reference Librarian Peggy Hanes. &ldquo;There will be demonstrations and a performance by Harper, along with his band, so it&rsquo;s something even families can come and enjoy together.&rdquo;<br /><br /> Harper, who grew up surfing off the coast of Western Australia, has developed a distinctive style of blues music, incorporating his original and innovative use of the harmonica, the didgeridoo and unique storytelling ability into his songwriting.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> To find out more about Harper and his music visit <a href="http://www.harper.biz">www.harper.biz</a>. For information on Thursday's program, visit <a href="http://thelibrary.org">thelibrary.org</a>, or pick up a copy of <i>Bookends</i>, the library&rsquo;s calendar of events.<br /> <br /> Sarah Jane Rosendahl, copywriter for the Springfield-Greene County Library District, can be reached at <a href="mailto:sarahr@thelibrary.org">sarahr@thelibrary.org</a>.</p>
ARTICLE_TITLE Learn a Different Kind of Blues at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library Thursday [September 24]
ARTICLE_TYPE_ID 4
ARTICLE_TYPE_NAME Press Info
ARTICLE_YEAR_MONTH_STR 200909
NEW_USERID 14
PAGENAME article.cfm
USERFNAME Sarah
USERID 15
USERNAME undefined
USER_FNAME Sarah
USER_LOGIN sarahr
COMMENTS
array [empty]
LABELS
array
1
struct
ARTICLE_ID 462
GROUPDIR libnews
GROUP_ID 85
GROUP_NAME Community Relations
ICON_URL /images/blog/blog_libnews.jpg
LABEL_ID 63
LABEL_NAME Library News
LABEL_URL /blogs/
2
struct
ARTICLE_ID 462
GROUPDIR libnews
GROUP_ID 85
GROUP_NAME Community Relations
ICON_URL /images/press/press.gif
LABEL_ID 66
LABEL_NAME Press Info
LABEL_URL /press/
LINKS
array [empty]
Library News, Press Info

Learn a Different Kind of Blues at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library Thursday [September 24]

Have you ever heard the sound a didgeridoo makes? The wind instrument, indigenous to Australia, emits a low, vibrating frequency when played that varies based on the length of the didgeridoo and the method of play.

Thanks to the generosity of the Blues Society of the Ozarks, you have a unique opportunity to learn more about the didgeridoo, its place in Aboriginal history and how it can be incorporated into blues music, when world-renowned blues musician Harper visits the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library on Thursday, September 24, at 6 p.m.

The Australian musician is coming to Springfield as part of the Blues Society’s “Blues in the Schools” program, a nationwide effort to teach students, elementary through college age, the history of blues music and how to play musical instruments. Harper, probably best known for his harmonica playing, will be available to all ages during “Blues in the Schools @ the Library: Harper Brings Blues from Australia.”

“I think it will be a really fantastic opportunity for people of all ages who are interested in the blues genre or who maybe didn’t think they would like the blues and want to learn more about it,” said Reference Librarian Peggy Hanes. “There will be demonstrations and a performance by Harper, along with his band, so it’s something even families can come and enjoy together.”

Harper, who grew up surfing off the coast of Western Australia, has developed a distinctive style of blues music, incorporating his original and innovative use of the harmonica, the didgeridoo and unique storytelling ability into his songwriting.   
           
To find out more about Harper and his music visit www.harper.biz. For information on Thursday's program, visit thelibrary.org, or pick up a copy of Bookends, the library’s calendar of events.

Sarah Jane Rosendahl, copywriter for the Springfield-Greene County Library District, can be reached at sarahr@thelibrary.org.


Find this article at

Free wi-fi

Friends of the library

The Library Foundation

Bookmark and Share

Sign up for the newsletter

© Springfield-Greene County Library District