Saturday, April 4, 2015

April 2015 Music and Gardening at the Holyoke Public Library

On Saturday, April 18 at 10 a.m., the Springfield Symphony Orchestra will bring its Musical Petting Zoo to the Holyoke Public Library. This program is a fun and informative traveling hands-on exhibit of musical instruments for children in grades K-2.

After an introduction to the musical instruments, participants will get a chance to bow a violin, blow a horn or tap out a rhythm on a drum.

Each child participating in the program will receive a special activity book that includes information, coloring activities, and games about orchestra instruments!

Please note that the Springfield Symphony Orchestra Outreach Department always welcomes instrument donations for use in the Musical Petting Zoo program. Please contact Karen LaRocque or call 413-733-0636, ext. 14 to donate an unwanted instrument.

At 11a.m., “Organic Gardening for Everyone”, a 90-minute Power Point presentation featuring the cultivation of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers, using natural methods to promote soil and plant health, will be offered by naturalist and landscaper John Root.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Holyoke Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; and the Holyoke Public Library.

We continue at 1p.m., with the Acoustic American Duo, the Lost Rounders, who will entertain us with a musical/historical program, “The Home of the Brave: Songs of Soldiers and Sailors”.
On Saturday, April 25 at 1 p.m., the Friends of the Holyoke Public Library will help sponsor, Sarah Michel, a.k.a. Sarah the Fiddler. The moment her bow touches the strings, Sarah's passion for music is evident! Sarah combines her influences of classical, bluegrass and celtic music to create a unique style and sound.

Sarah has performed with numerous orchestras, bands and theater groups. For the first few years of her playing career in New England Fiddle contests, Sarah was known as the girl with the red hat. Eventually it was her playing that was being recognized.

To register or for more information, please visit the Holyoke Public Library or call 413-420-8101.
All library programs are open to the public free of charge thanks to our generous donors and supporters like you. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling Holyoke Public Library or by registering in person at the library’s front desk.

Parking available along the street in front of the new entrance to the library and in generous lots adjacent to and immediately across the street from the library.

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