I'm sitting in a Denny's in Catlettsburg, KY, about half way between yesterday's talks at the Jessamine County Public Library in Nicholasville, KY and this evening's program in Charleston, WV. I can't remember the last time I was asked "smoking or non?" upon entering a restaurant. I just ordered their bourbon chicken :-)
I didn't realize it ahead of time, but the Jessamine Co Library just opened a brand new building and my presentations were the first events to be held in the new library. Apparently the book collection has been open for a few weeks, but their brand new program room had not been used before yesterday. (On Friday, 15 July 2016, I'll be christening another: The Media-Upper Providence Free Library in Media, PA.)
Les, the library's programmer, said she advertised in many different places. I did notice in the library's newsletter this blurb:
But I also can't help but notice that it doesn't describe the topics. I had a small (couldn't have been more than 10) but engaged group for the matinee, but only two for the evening. That's the opposite of normal - evening talks are typically MUCH better attended.
In any case, I suspect tonight's speaking engagement will be better attended because Beatles tribute band Rubber Soul will be performing afterward. Unfortunately I cannot attend because I have to drive to Beckley, WV (an hours South of Charleston) to my Airbnb host for the night.
Tomorrow I continue South to High Point, NC for another round of "Band of the Sixties" at the High Point Public Library:
Thursday, 11 February 2016, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
High Point Public Library, 901 N. Main St, High Point, NC
The Beatles: Band of the Sixties
Explore the music of The Beatles in this 60-minute multimedia presentation (part history and part musical analysis) spanning the full 1960's: beginning with the band's seminal visits to Hamburg, continuing through Beatlemania, and concluding with Abbey Road. The program will be supplemented with audio clips of music and excerpts from interviews with the band members.
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.