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Beatlemania @ the Library!

Explore the evolution of what many consider to be the most influential band of the 1960's during a special series of multimedia presentations entitled, "Beatlemania @ the Library," presented in August at various Indy Library locations. Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz will lead attendees on a journey that begins with the Fab Four's visits to Hamburg and concludes with an examination of the album, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

Programs in the "Beatlemania @ the Library!" series include:

"The Beatles: Band of the Sixties"
Sunday, August 24 from 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Glendale Branch, 6101 N. Keystone Avenue

Explore the music of the Beatles in this lecture covering the entire 1960's - from the band's seminal visits to Hamburg, Germany, through the Beatlemania years and concluding with "Abbey Road." This lecture will be supplemented with audio clips and interviews.

"A Hard Day's Night: The Music & the Movie"
Tuesday, August 26 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Central Library, Clowes Auditorium, 40 E. St. Clair Street

The only Beatles album to exclusively feature Lennon/McCartney songs, "A Hard Day's Night" is both the product of Beatlemania and the beginning of its end. This lecture analyzes the album and film, citing musical and historical precedents and illustrating their development through excerpts from interviews with band members and clips of discarded takes.

"The Beatles' Alter Ego: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
Wednesday, August 27 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Irvington Branch, 5626 E. Washington Street

Since its release in 1967, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" has often been regarded as the single greatest rock album and one of the first rock concept albums. The lecture explores the landmark album track by track, with the goal of explaining the stories behind the songs and illustrating how the music was developed.

For more information about this free Library series, call 275-4099.