You liked __________, you’ll love __________!

Did you like Lilac Girls, an incredible story of love, redemption, and terrible secrets that were hidden since WWII?

If so, we’ve got some recommendations for you to try.

Lilac Girls Shelf End Ditto NU

Concert at the Moline Public Library!

pop and folk music concert poster

Musicians John Heasly and Jerry Schroeder perform original songs, traditional folk songs, and light pop songs from the 60’s and 70’s. Their musical repertoire includes “Garden Party” by Ricky Nelson, “You are My Flower” by the Carter Family, and “Back Home Again” by John Denver.   Also old-time songs with the ukulele such as “Five Foot Two” are played.

John Heasly plays guitar and harmonica.   Accompanying him, Jerry Schroeder plays ukulele and guitar,.

The free concert, open to all ages, is sponsored by the Friends of the Moline Public Library Foundation.  Information desk, 309-524-2470.

 

What do Julia Child, Nachos, and Woodstock have in common?

If you guessed today, August 15, you’re right!

Go buy yourself a plate of nachos as a prize. Or a French dish… Or tickets to a music festival. Whichever you’d enjoy most.

WHAT A DAY!

August 15 is a big day in the world of cuisine as it happens to be the birthday of both Julia Child (1912) and Ignacio Anaya Garcia (1895).

Julia Child, in case you don’t know, was a hugely popular and influential chef, cooking show host and author whose career spanned decades and helped change the way Americans cook. She is a household name to this day and her cookbooks continue to inspire home chefs to try their hand at French cuisine.

Ignacio Anaya Garcia worked in the El Moderno restaurant in the Texas-Mexico border town of Piedras Negras in 1943 when a group of American women came in looking for a quick snack. The kitchen was shutting down for the evening (or, depending on which story you hear, hadn’t finished setting up for lunch) and didn’t have any food ready so Ignacio threw together some ingredients and called it “Nachos Especiales.” Nachos were here to stay!

And, as if that wasn’t enough to make today special, today is also the 50th anniversary of the opening of the original Woodstock music festival!

Joe Cocker performs in front of huge lighting- and soundtowers

In honor of everything connected with this special day, here is a short and eclectic list of books for you to enjoy.

Thumbnail The Road to Woodstock Ultimate Nachos : From Nachos and Guacamole to Salsas and Cocktails Mastering the Art of French Cooking
The Everything Easy Mexican Cookbook : Includes Chipotle Salsa, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Chiles Rellenos, Baja-Style Crab, Pistachio-Coconut Flan... and Hundreds More! My Life in France Woodstock : The Oral History Dark Side of the Spoon : The Rock Cookbook

Underground Railroad Program

underground railroad program

In this collaborative arts and history program, Vocalist Tony Sconyers will begin and close this program on the Underground Railroad by singing a selection of Spirituals.  Angela Snook, Geneseo Historical Museum, will speak about our local region’s role in the Underground Railroad, including at least three known homes in Geneseo that were confirmed Underground Railroad hideaways.

Thursday Ditto

For fans of history, royal dynasties, court intrigue and politics.

The Romanovs Shelf End Ditto

QC MUSIC GUILD TOUR!

music guild tour poster

As part of our “It’s Showtime at your Library!” summer reading program, the Moline Public Library is touring local theaters.

Join us as we tour Quad-City Music Guild, located in Prospect Park.

Registration is required.  Patrons should wear walking shoes and should meet at the theater.