Know Classics In January

Posted By:  Lisa McGean
Date Posted:  12/15/2011


Start the new year with a resolution to immerse yourself in the classics.

From Walt Whitman to Mick Jagger, the Deschutes Public Library presents a month of programs on the music and writing that has stood the test of time. All events are free and open to the public.


Classical Form to Romantic Intentions
Michael Gesme explores how the boisterous Beethoven takes a simple, classical idea, and kicks it up a few notches with his passionate "Pathetique Sonata."

  Thursday, January 5, 2012, 6:30 pm
  East Bend Public Library

  Saturday, January 28, 2012, 2:00 pm
  Redmond Public Library

Second Sunday: “Let’s Talk About It – Making Sense of the Civil War” Kick Off
One hundred and fifty years later, and we are still talking about the Civil War. How does the legacy of the Civil War and emancipation affect our lives today? We kick off “Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War”, a new reading and discussion series at Deschutes Public Library with period music, a preview of the series, and a presentation by COCC professor Jacob Agatucci on the life and poetry of Walt Whitman. Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. Books and program materials available for series participants. Sign up for series online or call 541/312-1032.

  Sunday, January 8, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
  Brooks Room, Downtown Bend Public Library

Creep: The Ever-Shifting Terrain of Classic Rock
Why associate the music of social rebellion with such a conservative and aristocratic term as “classic”? Dean Harris and Tom Barry of Bend’s local radio station KPOV discuss what makes rock classic rock.

  Saturday, January 14, 3:00 p.m.
  East Bend Public Library

Cormac McCarthy: A New American Classic
COCC Assistant Professor of English Jacob Agatucci discusses contemporary American writers and how these ever increasingly “classical” authors are still drawn to the same questions about human nature as their canonized forbearers like William Faulkner.

  Wednesday, January 18, 6:30 p.m.
  Brooks Room, Downtown Bend Library

The Relevance of Emily Dickinson
Few readers might choose to pick up a volume of Emily Dickinson’s poems on their own, wondering what relevance the words of a 19th century poet could have on readers in this 21st century. COCC professor Chris Rubio examines of some of the themes in Emily Dickinson’s poetry—nature, gardening, life, love, time, and death—for a new appreciation of the work of a poet who lived so long ago but who wrote on topics many of us regularly ponder in our lives today.

  Sunday, January 29, 1:00 p.m.
  Sisters Public Library

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Lisa at 312-1034.

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