As part of the summer reading theme “It’s Showtime at your Library”, the San Bernardino Public Library will be presenting “When the World’s on Fire: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie” featuring legendary folksinger, storyteller, and autoharp virtuoso, Adam Miller. This free, all-ages program will be Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 2 pm in the Bing Wong Auditorium at the Feldheym Central Library, 555 W. Sixth Street.
In his short life, Woody Guthrie wrote over 1,000 American songs – and he didn’t use an original melody for any of them! This sing-along program tells the story of the man who wrote, “This Land is Your Land,” one of the most widespread English language folksongs.
Traveling 70,000 miles a year, 21st-century troubadour Adam Miller performs over 200 concerts annually. A performer who enlightens as well as entertains, he points out fascinating connections between events in history and the songs that survived them, emphasizing the importance of history as a story well told. Audience members will have a great time learning about American folklore and traditions while singing along.
Participants in the library’s summer reading game will get credit for coming to the program. This event is sponsored by Friends of the San Bernardino Public Library. For more information call the library at 909-381-8235 or visit www.sbpl.org or www.facebook.com/SBPLfriends/
Photo by Sonia Lovewell