Great Music Programs at Henrico County Public Library!

"Libraries Rock!" banner.Our summer reading theme this year is “Libraries Rock!” and we are very excited to fill the summer with music!

If rock and roll isn’t your genre, do not worry! There are concerts, lectures, and workshops planned all summer long, and here are a few we are very excited about. This is not all though! View the full calendar of music programs here. From folk music, to gospel, to karaoke, there is something for everyone.

An Evening of Gospel Music with Cora Armstrong
North Park Library
Thursday, June 21, 6:30pm
Celebrate Gospel music with Virginia native Cora Armstrong, a legendary artist, pianist and psalmist. She will sing favorite gospel hymns and original compositions from her latest album “Greater is He”. Come and enjoy a selection of music to warm the soul.

World Beat Workshop
Varina Library
Monday, July 09, 6:00pm
Drummer Robert Jospé and percussionist Kevin Davis engage audiences of all ages in exploring the diaspora of West African rhythms in the Americas and their influence in current music styles. Using a map, percussion instruments and music charts, this interactive program includes clapping, dancing and singing to salsa, calypso, merengue, samba and hip-hop. Musical, historical, cultural and geographical information is brought to life with the journey of clave.

Drum Circle
Libbie Mill Library
Wednesday, July 11, 3:30pm
Drumming can lift your spirits and offer a fun outlet for your creativity. Join us to make a drum and learn basic drumming patterns from a percussion artist. Grades K-5.

EarSketch: Space Sounds
Tuckahoe Library
Tuesday, July 24, 2:00pm
Learn how to create and remix music using NASA space sounds, coding, and your imagination! Code VA will present an overview of EarSketch, a free programming environment that mixes computer science concepts and music technology. Teens will use Javascript and Python to create original space compositions. All experience levels welcome. Grades 6-12. Registration opens on June 25th, 9:00am.

Intro to Vinyl DJing
Fairfield Library
Thursday, August 09, 7:00pm
Hands-on workshop for teens. DJ Ant Boogie is warming up the turntables for an introduction to the art of scratching, cutting and mixing records. Cue up the records and get ready to drop the beat! Grades 6-12.

Classic Folk Oldies: Music Through The Years
Twin Hickory Library
Thursday, August 16, 2:00pm
Join us for an afternoon of classic oldies and easy listening songs that soothe the soul, performed by Les Wood on guitar. This program is part of the Dr. Bob Singer Senior Series sponsored by the Friends of Twin Hickory Library.

Remember, attending a library program counts as an entry in your reading log for Summer Reading! Stop by to learn something and enjoy some great tunes, then head to henricolibrary.org/src to log your entry.