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Beatlemania Sweeps Deschutes County


Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  12/2/2008

To commemorate the 28th anniversary of John Lennon’s death, and because The Beatles are timeless and endlessly captivating, the Deschutes Public Library System is presenting a series of programs on The Beatles throughout the month of December. All programs are free and open to the public.

The Schedule:

Myth and Television News Coverage of John Lennon’s Death
Wednesday, December 3
12:00 noon
Sisters Public Library
Sunday, December 7
2:00 pm
Brooks Room, Bend Public Library
Thursday, December 18
2:00 pm
LaPine Public Library
Communication scholar and Bend resident Arnold S. Wolfe analyzes the vivid and dramatic television network coverage of John Lennon’s murder. Wolfe’s talk, studded with video clips and slides, aims to deepen understanding of why the music of John Lennon continues to resonate 20 years after his death.

Can’t Buy Me 1964: A Year in the Life of the Beatles
Saturday, December 6
1:00 pm
Sunriver Area Public Library
Mike Ficher, host of the Ultimate Oldies Show on 106.7, offers an in-depth review of the most exhilarating year in the life of the Beatles. Mike will play songs and describe how in the span of less than eleven months, the Beatles transitioned from a novelty import to high-pitched, decibel-busting screaming adulation of the younger set, and the scourge of the older generation.

On the Lasting Popularity of “Strawberry Fields Forever”
Wednesday, December 10
6:30 p.m.
Redmond Public Library
To commemorate the 28th anniversary of John Lennon’s death, pop music scholar Dr. Arnold Wolfe will offer an interactive presentation on the meaning of one of the singer’s favorite songs, “Strawberry Fields Forever”.


Can’t Buy Me 1964: A Year in the Life of the Beatles
Thursday, December 11th
5:30 pm
Brooks Room, Bend Public Library
Mike Ficher, host of the Ultimate Oldies Show on 106.7, offers an in-depth review of the most exhilarating year in the life of the Beatles. Mike will play songs and describe how in the span of less than eleven months, the Beatles transitioned from a novelty import to high-pitched, decibel-busting screaming adulation of the younger set, and the scourge of the older generation.

For more information about this and other library programs, please call Lisa at 312-1034 or visit the library at www.dpls.us/calendar. Those wishing to attend events that have special needs resulting from a disability, please call Lisa t 312-1034 three days prior to the event.

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