Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Coming Attraction: Los Angeles Central Library's Performing Books

Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Central Library

On Saturday, Oct. 17, the Los Angeles Central Library downtown will kick off its free Performing Books program in the Mark Taper Auditorium.

The program, which spotlights one book each month, accompanies storytelling with music.

This weekend's selection is "Tubby the Tuba," by Paul Tripp, about a tuba that's tired of just playing "oompah, oompah."

Besides the storyteller, there will also be tuba and synthesizer players on hand.

Upcoming books are: "Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum," by Robert Andre Parker (Nov. 7); "The Composer is Dead," by Lemony Snicket (Dec. 5); and "Opera Cat," by Tess Weaver (Jan. 23, 2010).

The recommended ages are children 4-10, and all families are welcome. Performances are at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Yes, it's been a literary few days here at L.A. Story, but who's complaining?

Performing Books
Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium
630 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Admission: Free

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