The Herald Bulletin

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Local Education

March 6, 2010

New Castle library offers 9 months of music

NEW CASTLE — Music is in the air in 2010 as Friends of the Library host “Noteworthy Performances,” a nine-month series of concerts at New Castle-Henry County Public Library.

All concerts are free and will take place in the library’s auditorium. The series opens on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with Celtic Fiddler Emily Thompson. Thompson is returning to the library after a successful concert in the fall of 2009.

April’s concert will feature the Raintree Community Band during National Library Week on Monday, April 12, at 7 p.m. The band concert follows the Friends’ annual meeting at 6 p.m.

The monthly concerts continue with the Mossburg Strings at 7 p.m. on May 27. This group of family musicians plays a variety of music styles including classical, fiddling, Christian, patriotic, Broadway and oldies.

Tom Sieling will present a summer reading-themed concert on Monday, June 7, at 7 p.m. Sieling is a singer, guitar player and banjo player.

On July 27 at 7 p.m., Cathy Morris will present her unique style of jazz on the electric violin

The Twilight, vocalists from the area who performed at this year’s “Heart Affair,” will perform on Aug. 26 at 7 p.m.

Peter Fletcher returns to the library to share classical guitar music on Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. Craig Brenner has also performed at the library in the past and will play jazz piano at 7 p.m. on Oct. 14.

The Raintree Community Band will present a concert in November. The date and time will be announced as the concert approaches. The “Noteworthy” series concludes with handbell soloist Kristine Stout of Joybell Theater. Stout’s concert featuring holiday music will take place at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9.

For more information about the “Noteworthy Performances” or other library activities, visit New Castle-Henry County Public Library or the library’s Web site,

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