By Amanda Demster
Adult Programming Administrator
WARSAW — The Warsaw Community Public Library’s summer reading program may be more than halfway over, but it is not too late to get in on the fun.
This month, WCPL continues the “Libraries Rock!” theme with several musical performances, plus a few programs on, well, rocks.
Upcoming musical guests include Spook Handy and folk duo “Hungrytown.”
Spook Handy, who will perform at WCPL 6 p.m. Monday, July 16, draws much of his musical inspiration from Pete Seeger, with whom Handy toured for many years. His set list includes songs by Seeger and by Woody Guthrie, plus a number of originals.
Handy has traveled throughout the U.S., Canada and even Europe and has enjoyed the title “Best Folk Artist” in publications like “Upstage Magazine,” “Gannett New Jersey,” “The Courier News,” “The Home News” and online at “About.com.”
“Hungrytown,” consisting of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson, will perform at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 31. They have enjoyed a number of accolades for their songwriting. They have appeared on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” IFC’s “Portlandia” and Netflix’s “Lady Dynamite.”
Teens who missed out on June’s guitar basics class will have another opportunity to participate. The class repeats at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 26. Award-winning singer and songwriter Douglas Haines will return to teach chords, strumming and picking.
While the library will supply a limited number of guitars, they ask participants to bring their own if they have one. This will help assure everyone has a guitar to use.
Taking the “Libraries Rock!” theme to a literal level, WCPL has also asked two local speakers to share about the world of geology.
Local rock collector Ashlea Marshall will teach “Rock Collecting 101” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. Designed for all ages, this program teaches basics like fossil identification, finding the best rocks and learning rock descriptions. She will also teach participants how to display their rock collections.
Grace College Professor Don DeYoung comes to WCPL at 6 p.m. Monday, July 23. He will explain the ways groundwater relates to Indiana geology and rock formation.