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Indoor concerts coming to the Schaumburg library

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By Susan Miura

Summer ends, but the music lives on.

Everyone who enjoyed the outdoor summer concerts sponsored by the Schaumburg Township District Library will be happy to know many indoor concerts are scheduled throughout the fall and winter. Most are located in the Audiovisual Theatre on the library's first floor, where comfortable seats and a relaxing atmosphere provide the ideal setting.

Our concert coordinator has scheduled an exciting variety of musicians to entertain you. Jazz, folk and ragtime are first on the agenda, with a diverse selection to follow when the winter winds blow. And the best part is all the concerts are free!

Coming up first is the jazz duet of Robbie Malkowski and Dave Turner, who will perform from 7-8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, in the Audiovisual Theatre. With Robbie providing vocals and Dave at the piano keys, audience members will be treated to "The Best of Gershwin," along with the stories behind the music.

A different kind of performance will be offered later in the month, when singer/songwriter Alina Celeste presents "Book Notes: A Literary Music Soiree," from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in front of the Fiction Room fireplace. Many musicians have been inspired by their favorite piece of literature, which Alina will highlight in this literary tribute. Enjoy an evening of kicking back to bookish tunes.

Those who can't resist a fiddling tune will enjoy local band Prairie Smoke from 7-8:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, in the Audiovisual Theatre. Band members will play acoustic folk music, slow ballads, toe-tapping tunes and everything in between.

If you like your music with a touch of history, come for Ragtime Pianist Deborrah Wyndham from 7-8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, in the Audiovisual Theatre. Hear the piano music of ragtime composers from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century, when ragtime's popularity swept the country.

Love music? Mark your calendar for these free performances. No registration is required, and all are welcome. And remember, concerts are just part of the library's many offerings. We've got a plethora of programs, classes, workshops, book discussion groups. webinars, bus trips and special events. Upcoming programs in September include fashion, money management, health, history, apple cooking, ceramics and even an antique appraisal. See the full listing online at or check the September-October Program Guide which was mailed to Schaumburg Township residents and is also available in the library.