The Truro Public Library welcomes the public to “The Early Days of Rock 'n' Roll: A Multimedia Presentation” by Pete Elman on Tuesday, September 11, at 6:30 p.m., focusing on New Orleans and the Deep South 1955-1962: the cradle of rock and roll. From the fields to the factories to Friday night, this program will cover the early days of the golden age of American rock n’ roll, 1955-62. Early rhythm and blues, the first wave, including: Leadbelly, Robert Johnson at the crossroads, early R&B, Fats Domino (New Orleans), Little Richard (Georgia), Bo Diddley (Mississippi), and Chuck Berry (Missouri). Why does this music swing so much? Part of a larger course that is taught chronologically and geographically, “a road trip” of key American musical movements, the course is a cultural and musical journey taught through several media: lecture, slide show with photographs, charts and maps, recorded music, film clips, the use of live music, and a brief question and answer session. Mr. Elman will play piano and sing, and perform examples from the period in class. Musician, writer and teacher Pete Elman has been a professional musician since 1963, working as a keyboardist, trombonist, guitarist, bassist, arranger, composer, studio musician, recording artist and producer. He has performed and recorded with Grammy-winning writer/producer Rick Nowels (Stevie Nicks, Madonna, Celine Dion), Tom Johnston (Doobie Brothers), and Stef Burns (Huey Lewis and the News). Along the way he has composed, arranged, and produced music for film, TV, commercials, and several recording artists. In the 1990s, he released four acclaimed solo instrumental albums. As a journalist, Pete covered sports for the Cape Cod Times from 2000-2011, and continues to work as a freelance sportswriter. He taught public school from 2002-2015, and in 2013 published an acclaimed children’s musical picture book, Seasons Rhymes in Time. He is currently teaching eleven popular courses on American music for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Bay Area universities including UC Berkeley; among them: Turn, turn, turn, a regional chronological journey through the golden age of rock and roll, 1955-1970. Pete is currently working on several book projects. This trip back in time is free and open to the public.
Thursday, September 6, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for ages birth to five year olds. Drop-ins welcome.
Children Community Garden Group with Sustainable CAPE
Wednesday, September 12, 4:00 p.m. **DAY AND TIME CHANGE THROUGH FALL**
Join us for outside adventure, learning and art in our edible garden behind the library. Learn all about seasonal, local food we can grow ourselves and how our harvest helps the health of our bodies, community and environment. All welcome!