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“Communities Matter @ Your Library”

Carson City Librry Celebrates National Library Week

Post Date:04/10/2013 3:00 PM



“The Lure of Music, a Human Universal”

Monday, April 15th, 6 pm, library auditorium

Fredric Lieberman, Ph.D. will present “The Lure of Music, a Human Universal”, an introduction and overview of the most remarkable musical inventions of mankind--a "seven wonders of the world" including amazing inventions for making musical sounds…

  • musical complexities beyond belief performed by so-called "primitive" peoples
  • the oldest continuously performing orchestral ensemble (Japanese gagaku, performed at Imperial Household ceremonies since about 700 AD or earlier with instruments still preserved in the Shosoin Repository at Nara from 753 AD)
  • music as the voices of gods
  • music as a biological,  psychological, and social necessity

Dr. Lieberman is a Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of California, Santa Cruz and a consultant and expert witness in Music Law.  He is an internationally-recognized scholar with a 45-year career in teaching, researching, and writing about musicology, ethnomusicology, popular music and music law. 

He has written several books including

  • Planet Drum: a Celebration of Percussion and Rhythm (with Mickey Hart)
  • Lou Harrison: Composing a World (with Leta Miller)
  • Spirit Into Sound: the Magic of Music (with Mickey Hart), Grateful Dead Books
  • Drumming at the Edge of Magic: a Journey into the Spirit of Percussion, (with Mickey Hart and Jay Stevens)


 “A Man of His Word: The Life and Times of Nevada’s Senator William J. Raggio”

Tuesday, April 16th, 5:30 pm, at the BRIC

On Tuesday, April 16th, 5:30 pm, the BRIC will host Michael Archer, author of “A Man of His Word: The Life and Times of Nevada’s Senator William J. Raggio”.  In A Man of His Word, Archer chronicles the amazing life of this legendary Nevadan—a story set against the backdrop of the continuously evolving political and social structure of Nevada itself. During his tenure as the most influential leader in the history of the Nevada Legislature, he was often referred to by both admirers and critics as "Nevada's Shadow Governor." However, it proves to be a cautionary tale of what can happen when civility and compassion in the political arena are replaced by partisanship and extremism and stands as a tribute to one man's courage to oppose such forces regardless of the cost.  A reception will precede the author’s presentation, beginning at 5:30 pm at the Business Resource Innovation Center, 108 E Proctor. 

International Classical Guitar Night presented by Sierra Nevada Guitar

Wednesday, April 17th, 6 pm, library auditorium

Classical guitar from around the world will be featured with Nevada/California guitarist Larry Aynesmith, Russian/Israeli guitarist Yuri Liberzon, and slide guitarist Chakrapani Singh from India.

  • Larry Aynesmith is the first classical guitarist to be honored by the Nevada Artist Fellowship Program. He has appeared on ABC Television and National Public Radio and has performed from Carnegie Hall in the East to Lesher Center for the Arts in the West. He performs as a solo artist, in ensembles, and in symphony performances and concertos. His primary instrument is Classical Guitar and he also performs on Cello and other instruments.

He has performed in master classes for many of the world's leading classical guitarists including Roland Dyens, Marc Teicholz, and Elena Papandreou.

Larry is currently working on a new CD featuring his own compositions. He teaches select students Classical Guitar and received an M.M in Music at Butler University and doctoral study at Indiana University. Larry is also an award winning published poet.

  • Russian-born and Israeli-raised guitarist Yuri Liberzon ranks among today’s foremost classical guitarists in the United States and the world. His playing has been described as “Transcendent technical prowess at the service of gracious musicality. He is a natural born guitarist."

His Domenico Scarlatti and J.S. Bach arrangements have been published in the SoundBoard magazine.

Mr. Liberzon has won numerous prizes at international competitions.  In 1996 and 1997, Yuri won top prizes at the Ariane Yerushalmi Eldor Classical Guitar Competition of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and remains the youngest prizewinner in its history.  He received his master’s degree from Yale School of Music as well as Graduate Performance Diploma and Bachelor’s degree at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. Both Yale University and Peabody Conservatory awarded Mr. Liberzon full scholarships to study with two of the world leading guitar figures: Manuel Barrueco and Benjamin Verdery.

Mr. Liberzon was granted Alien of Extraordinary Ability United States Permanent Residency based on his achievements in the music field. He is currently based in San Francisco Bay Area of California.

  • The passionate and sensitive Indian slide guitarist Thakur Chakrapani Singh shares his journeys through a gamut of emotions that reveal Truth, Beauty, and Perfection, eternal and divine towards music. The Kahchapi Veena (Indian Guitar) in his hands produces the most sweet and sensuous emotions that transports listeners to the nether world.

Thakur Chakrapani Singh is truly a rare instrumentalist with a unique repertoire ranging from traditional, classical compositions on the slide guitar to his innovative renditions on the Kahchapi Veena. Be it at his highly acclaimed Indian Classical Music Recitals or his rave reviewed World Music Concerts, this maverick musician leaves every music lover, orthodox or progressive, spellbound with his flashes of unparalleled brilliance and his uncanny ability to strike an instant rapport with audiences transcending all age barriers. Chakrapani is one of his generation's brightest stars with a career that promises to be illustrious and innovative. With Chakrapani's everlasting love and fiery passion for music, it is undoubtedly going to be a captivating and joyful journey every step of the way for music lovers the world over.


“Tim Snider and the Sound Society”

Thursday, April 18, 6 pm, library auditorium

A special Día de los Niños celebration will bring an evening of world music exploration with Tim Snider.  His entertainment features different rhythms and styles of music from around the globe.  This is an evening for the entire family. 


"Shanghai Noon"

Friday, April 19, 2 pm, library auditorium

An afternoon film full of action, adventure and comedy will be presented in the auditorium.  This film is rated PG-

  • Jackie Chan plays a Chinese man who travels to the Wild West to rescue a kidnapped princess. After teaming up with a train robber, the unlikely duo takes on a Chinese traitor and his corrupt boss.  Also starring Owen Wilson and Lucy Liu.

“Phantom Stallion Series” author Terri Farley

Saturday, April 20, 2 pm, library auditorium

National Library Week will conclude with a visit from author Terri Farley who will talk about growing up loving horses and writing the popular Phantom Stallion Series.  A surprise guest will highlight her visit!


National Library Week is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Carson City Library.

“Your Knowledge and Discovery Place”, Carson City Library, open Monday ,Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., is located at the corner of Roop and Washington Streets.  For more information call 887-2244 or checkout our website at



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