Films or fiddles - King county libraries cover the Civil War

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Lance Rhoades, of the Seattle Film Institute, will present a multi-media program on the Civil War in Cinema on Monday, March 26, 7pm at the Shoreline Library.

From Birth of a Nation to Ken Burns: The Civil War in Cinema

The American Civil War has always been a popular subject in cinema. The results reflect not only the nation's ongoing attempt to understand that traumatic time, but also reveal changing attitudes about American identity and character. This multimedia presentation provides a comprehensive view of the American Civil War as seen through more than a century of films.

This event is free of charge

The Shoreline Library is located at 345 NE 175th st (175th and 5th NE, 206-362-7550.

Fiddle Tunes of the Civil War
Presented by Vivian and Phil Williams.

Hear Civil War tunes played, sung, and danced to, at home and around the campfire. Listen to stories about the music, accounts of from Civil War diaries, and descriptions of period dances. The program is based on historical research and the music is played on instruments from the era, including fiddle, guitar and banjo. 

Vivian and Paul Williams are well known in the U.S. and Canada for old time and bluegrass fiddling, mandolin, bass and banjo. They helped found the Seattle Folklore Society, Northwest Folklife and the Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association.

Saturday, April 28, 2pm Kenmore Library


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