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            We received our crazy tie-dyed bandannas for the History of Rock n’ Roll presentation this Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.  Quite the selection! The Friends of the Library are sponsoring this event along with the free bandanna to the first 60 people, to help get into the ‘colorful’ mood of Woodstock and other rock n’ roll music. We are expecting Dr. Matthew Donahue from Bowling Green University to bring fun to the annex with his program that ‘highlights the history of rock and roll and popular music from the crossover of blues and country music in the 1950s leading to rock and roll through the many genres since the early rhythm and blues, rockabilly scene to contemporary music styles such as punk, hip-hop, heavy metal and electronic pop.’  Due to the 50th  anniversary of Woodstock, we’ve asked him to highlight on this musical and cultural icon. There will be a Q&A opportunity at the end of the program. Please join us for this free event at our annex.

            Next weekend (August 22-24, Thursday-Saturday) will be the 5th annual Ohio Rural Heritage Festival. Due to its location, the library is a little less accessible the normal, with Main Street closed for the vendors and parking at a premium.  We’ll have regular hours on Thursday, but will close an hour early (at 5:00 p.m.) on Friday to make room for the parade, and we will be closed on Saturday the 24th. Not to worry if you need a library fix—the branches will be open regular hours, including 10-2 on Saturday at both Russellville and Aberdeen.