Category Archives: Music

“GRIPPING TALES OF MINNESOTA” with Charlie Maguire

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016

 

7:00 PM

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Charlie Maguire brings his unique historical perspective in song to Preston Public Library on Tuesday, October 18 from 7-8PM. Maguire writes and sings songs that tell the “unsung” stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things that helped to shape our state and national history, culture, and destiny. A singer and songwriter in the tradition of Woody Guthrie, he performs on guitar, harmonica, jaw harp and spoons. He is founding performer on “A Prairie Home Companion”, “Centenial Troubadour” for Minnesota State Parks and Trails, a “Bush Fellow”, and recent recipient of the Minnesota “State Government Innovation Award”, for his work with Veterans in a program he co-created; “Operation Sight & Sound” OSS.

Mr. Maguire has recorded six albums and has written for Minnesota Monthly, the Star Tribune (Minneapolis), and for National Public Radio.

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Summer Reading Program: Pint Sized Polkas

volume2– Nationally known accordion player and children’s polka musician Mike Schneider (a.k.a. Uncle Mike) from Milwaukee, WI will be performing his Pint Size Polkas program on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the Preston Public Library starting at 2:00 pm.

Schneider began performing professionally in 1996. In 2008 at his wife’s suggestion, he began his Pint Size Polkas venture as Uncle Mike with the release of his groundbreaking Pint Size Polkas Volume One CD. Since that time, he has brought a little bit of culture, education, and a whole lot of fun to children and their families across the United States with his Pint Size Polkas program. Uncle Mike educates on concepts like the alphabet, numbers, occupations, personal hygiene, relationships, and foreign language through the happy sounds of polka music. The multimedia portions of his program educate on topics like geography, history, math and how to dance the polka. Audience participation is encouraged through numerous sing-along and volunteer opportunities, including the “Chicken Dance.” Find out why New York Public Library Senior Children’s Librarian Warren Truitt says “You want happy? You got it! Tons of fun for young and old!,” by attending Uncle Mike’s Pint Size Polkas program at the Preston Public Library on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm. More information about Pint Size Polkas is available at www.pintsizepolkas.com.

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