English Chinese (Traditional) Japanese Korean Spanish

First Friday Concert Series

PianoFree lunchtime concert series at NA-FC Public Library
The first Friday of each month at Noon
Strassweg Auditorium

The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is excited to offer a free lunchtime concert series on the first Friday of each month. The First Friday Concerts will take place at noon on the first Friday of the month March through August 2017 in Strassweg Auditorium, located in the lower level of the Library. Concert-goers are welcome to bring a lunch, and with each concert only lasting 30 minutes, our hope is that members of our community can enjoy access to a curated series of musical performances – even over a lunch break!

The First Friday Concerts are co-sponsored by the Kentuckiana Association of Musicians and Singers (KAMS), whose mission is to reach out to singers and musicians throughout Kentuckiana, helping everyone that plays or sings to enjoy making music together. KAMS has selected the performers and well-rounded, accessible pieces for each concert. The First Friday Concerts are free and open to the public, no registration required.

First Friday Concert Series Schedule

Friday, June 2, 12 PM: New Albany High School Silken Strings Ensemble
Violin: Levacy Quinn, Michael Mifflin, Zecong Liang, Callen Dolcimascolo, Kelly Chin, Allison Sheets, Gavin Corley; Viola: Cassie Horn, Shane Ledbetter; Cello: Alex Thompson, Dylan Kost; Bass: Aaron Thompson

Friday, July 7, 12 PM: Mircea Ionescu (Cello), Daniyela Ionescu (Piano)
Program: Sonata No. 2 in E Minor (Benedetto Marcello); Prelude, Allemande, Courante and Sarabande from Suite in G Major (Bach); Sonata No. 1 in C Major (J.B. Breval); Chanson Triste No. 2, Op. 40 (Tchaikovsky)

Friday, August 4, 12 PM: John Cloud (Piano)
Program: Excursions Op. 20 (Samuel Barber); Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 (Chopin); Etude Op. 25 No. 1 (Chopin)

The mission of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is to support the growth and creativity of an engaged, informed, and connected community. The Library is located at 180 West Spring Street in downtown New Albany, Indiana. The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 AM-8:30 PM; Friday-Saturday from 9:00 AM-5:30 PM; and Sunday 1:00-5:00 PM (Sundays after Labor Day through the last Sunday before Memorial Day Weekend only). Please visit us online at www.nafclibrary.org and www.facebook.com/NAFCPL for more information on Library programs and services.

Free Family Fun with Movie Nights

7th Annual Monarch Celebration

(Hosted at Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden)

The Monarch Celebration has a new location. HIDDEN HILL NURSERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN will host The 7th Annual Monarch Celebration. Each year the Arts Council of Southern Indiana hosts this event to celebrate the annual migration of the Monarch butterfly.

The event has grown over the years and we are fortunate to be collaborating with Hidden Hill. Now the event will take place amid the beautiful gardens, greenhouses and sculpture of Hidden Hill. This will provide the butterflies with the perfect habitat and our visitors with a myriad of wonderful gardens, activities and yes SHADE.

The Monarch butterfly makes an annual migration to Mexico and the southern United States each autumn. The Arts Council is an official Monarch way station dedicated to the preservation of the species, which is slowly dying out because of habitat loss and pollution. By raising awareness and providing education, the Arts Council hopes to help the Monarch thrive for years to come.

The Arts Council and Hidden Hill Nursery and Sculpture Garden will host a number of local vendors, artists, music, performances, and activities, including the release of Monarch butterflies, educational programs, tours, fairy garden and sculpture building projects, and the bubble field.

Summer Reading in Your Neighborhood

Deadline Nears for First Families Project

August 1 is the deadline to submit applications to the “First Families of Floyd, Clark, and Harrison Counties Legacy Project.” Applicants who verify direct descent from pioneers living in the tri-county area before 1841 will receive First Families certificates and pins and be honored guests at the “Hoosier History and Heritage Celebration” in October. An initiative of the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society (SIGS), the “First Families Project” honors the memory and spirit of the region’s early settlers, identifies their descendants, and preserves those families’ histories.

A “Finding Your First Families” workshop will be held in the Indiana History Room of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library on June 21 at 6 PM. SIGS members and an Indiana History Room genealogist will explain how to research and apply for First Families membership. Interested descendants should bring relevant genealogical information to the workshop.

Project applications are online at http://bit.ly/sigs_ff. For more information, please contact Donna Kepley Foster at 812-923-3492.