On Sunday, June 19, the library hosts Chris Walz of the Old Town School of Folk Music for a presentation called “Woody Guthrie: Roots and Branches” at Lincolnwood Place. To get yourself in the mood for the event—or if you’re out of town and can’t make it—check out the many Woody Guthrie materials in our hoopla digital library.
Guthrie’s only finished novel, House of Earth, is available as an audiobook, as is This Land That I Love, a dual biography of Guthrie and his contemporary, Irving Berlin. Families can enjoy an audiobook or video adaptation of the 1998 picture book This Land Is Your Land, with words from Guthrie’s most famous song, and illustrations by Kathy Jakobsen.
As for the music itself, hoopla offers two dozen Guthrie albums, including the Library of Congress recordings, tributes by Pete Seeger and other artists, and the full content (nearly seven hours) of the boxed set “American Radical Patriot.”
Please join us at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at 7000 N. McCormick Boulevard, and bring your Read for the Win Challenge Card with you for a summer reading raffle ticket. Looking for ways to earn more raffle tickets? Listening to any of those digital audiobooks counts, as does singing a song…so if you’re inspired by Walz’s presentation, drop by the library and serenade us!