Omaha Public Library Presents America's Music

Aug 7, 2013

The Omaha Public Library will present a series called America’s Music throughout August.

The program is made possible through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Gary Wasdin, Executive Director of Omaha Public Library, says the series offers the library the opportunity to focus on 20th century American music through a series of programs.

He says each program will focus on a different style, theme and type of music.

Wasdin says programs like America’s Music get people thinking and learning about something new.

"And the great thing about these programs is if you were to attend one and find something you’re interested in, we have additional information, resources, including music itself, that people can borrow and take advantage of to learn even more.”

America’s Music series will feature a variety of musical genres from Tin Pan Alley and Bluegrass to Rock and Jazz.

The first program focuses on Swing Jazz and takes place next Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in the Charles B. Washington Branch.