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From Generation to Generation

April 1-June 30

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From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois integrates the arts and stories of Illinois to create a visually engaging and educational perspective on the state’s cultural heritage. Telling the stories of ten artists, the featured art forms represent a wide variety of traditions such as duck decoy carving, Irish fiddle, Mexican murals, and African American quilts. Explore the multi-panel exhibit on the second floor.

Events and suggested reading

John Flynn

Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m.

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Flynn entertains with a mix of country and folk music on guitar inspired by legends Kris Kristofferson, Arlo Guthrie, Willie Nelson, and Ramblin' Jack Elliott. From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois was produced by Company of Folk with partial support by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Woody Guthrie , Dustbowl Troubadour

Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m.

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Singer/Storyteller Barry Cloyd spins stories and songs in the vein of the American folk singer Woody Guthrie. Guthrie traveled with displaced farmers during the Great Depression and learned their traditional folk and blues songs, earning him the nickname the "Dust Bowl Troubadour." Barry Cloyd now reminisces on Guthrie's journey. From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois was produced by Company of Folk with partial support by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Overdrive and Zinio

Ebooks & Digital Materials

Download an ebook, audiobook, or magazine!

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We offer a digital collection of audiobooks, magazines, and ebooks available for download to your iPod, MP3 device, Nook, Kindle, Sony Reader, or home computer. To use this service, you must have a valid Orland Park Public Library card.