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Rock and Roll, Musical in Ireland, and a Marionette "Cinderella"

Music is in the air at Groton Public Library this summer, with a program for adults on the birth of rock and roll and for movie night, a modern-day musical set in Ireland. The Summer reading program winds up with a marionette "Cinderella." Sign up at or call 978-448-8000. Programs sponsored by the GPL Endowment Trust or Town of Groton Lecture Fund.



Wed. August 22, 7-8:30 pm. The Rise of Rock-n-Roll and Youth Culture with Kevin Comtois. We will examine the birth of rock ’n roll amidst the socio-economic conditions of the post-WWII era, the rise of youth culture, and the evolution of “race records” into mainstream rock ’n roll.   

Wed.  August 29, 6:30-8:30 pm. Foreign Film Favorites: ‘Once’ (Ireland). ‘Once’ is a modern-day musical set on the streets of Dublin. Featuring Glen Hansard and his Irish band The Frames, ‘Once’ tells the story of a street musician and a Czech immigrant during an eventful week as they write, rehearse and record songs that reveal their unique love story.  The song ‘Falling Slowly’ won the 2008 Academy Award for best song. Enjoy a taste of the highlighted country’s culture with a special treat. We won’t forget the classic movie staples of popcorn & beverages!



Summer Reading Finale! The Tanglewood Marionettes present: CINDERELLA. Thursday, August 23, 7-8 pm. Lawrence Academy Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center, 26 Powderhouse Rd. Set in the 18th century and featuring a dozen lavishly costumed 30” marionettes, this production of Cinderella is a Tanglewood Marionettes showpiece. All your favorite characters are here, from gentle Cinderella to the bumptious Step-Sisters and the charming Prince. For all ages! No registration required.



Thu. August 23, Time: TBA. Pizza & Movie Night: Movie TBA. Grades 6-12. 

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