Fargo Public Library blog on Areavoices.com, Published November 13 2012
Fargo Library presents Beatles-themed series this weekAre you fan of the Beatles and their music? Do you have a favorite Beatles song? Beginning tonight, the Fargo Public Library kicks off a three-part series focused on the Beatles and their music at the downtown Main Library. The series starts off with a screening of the film “Backbeat” (rated R, 101 min.) set for tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 13 starting at 7 p.m. at the Main Library. Set in Hamburg, Germany, this film is a dramatization that chronicles the early days of the Beatles and their music. Free popcorn will be served.
Next, Dr. Tom Strait, Professor of Music from Minnesota State University Moorhead, will present a Beatles-themed program, “Through the Glass Onion: Pivotal Moments Along The Beatles’ Timeline”, on Wednesday, Nov. 14 starting at 7 p.m. at the Main Library. Dr. Strait will focus on a number of events and developments in Beatles history which can be seen as crucial to their success and longevity in the public’s consciousness. While some events are well-known, others are simply behind-the-scenes occurrences or even accidents of fate which paved the way for the band’s many innovations.
The third event in the series is a visit by noted Beatles’ music expert Dr.Walt Everett. Everett, a Professor of Music Theory at the University of Michigan, will visit the Main Library on Sunday, Nov. 18 starting 2 p.m. to present an engaging program titled “The Beatles’ A Day in the Life” His presentation will focus on the Beatles’ song ‘A Day in the Life’ and the group’s recording process to create its unique harmonies, rhythms and underlying message. He will also share recording session photos of the group as part of this event. Open to all ages. For information on these events, contact Librarian Greg Gilstrap at 241-1492.
Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. For more information regarding the Fargo Public Library and a list of upcoming events, call the Fargo Public Library at 701-241-1472 or visit www.fargolibrary.org .