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2016 - 2017 Musical Sunday

Musical Sundays are held from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the atrium of the library on the first floor. Patrons are invited to enjoy cookies and a cup of coffee or tea while they listen to the program or go about their usual library activities.

Kraig Kenning

Picture of guitarist Kraig KenningSeptember 18

Kraig Kenning is a singer/songwriter and National slide guitar champion who will be performing in styles including contemporary folk, blues, roots rock, American Fingerstyle, and more!





Kimberly DavisPicture of Kimberly Davis at the piano


October 2 - On the Same Page Event

Chopin and Friends: The Piano in the Romantic Era

Professional pianist Kimberly Davis will perform a piano program featuring works by Frederic Chopin as well as other great composers from his time period. Discover the importance of 19th century salons and how they contributed to the careers of many great artists.



Ken Rothacker and Debra Stombres


November 13Picture of Ken Rothacker and Debra Stombres

Warm up a November afternoon with a concert of Flute and Guitar music.

Ken Rothacker and Debra Stombres will take you through history with fresh new arrangements of familiar and enchanting melodies that you are sure to recognize. From the 17th century to the 70s, there will be something for everyone as they play a wide variety of

musical genres from the centuries, and

then the decades.


Rick PickrenPicture of Rick Pickren with guitar


December 11

Rick Pickren is a singer and songwriter (and direct descendant of Buffalo Bill Cody!) who will be performing his program “A Prairie Holiday,” in the style of the American Cowboys!



Mick ArcherPicture of Mick Archer


January 29

Pianist and Singer Mick Archer will perform well-known theme songs from popular movies and TV shows. Everything from Oscar-winning masterpieces to silly TV jingles!



Joy Yu HoffmanPicture of Joy Yu Hoffman with her harp


February 26

Join us for as we continue to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a performance by acclaimed harpist Joy Yu Hoffman! She will present a solo harp concert that features music in the classic, romantic, and impressionistic styles, as well as popular music of the 50’s and 60’s.



Sean ClelandPicture of Sean Cleland with fiddle


March 19

Sean Cleland, master fiddle player and executive director of the Irish Music School of Chicago, joins us for a performance of lively traditional Irish music. He'll talk about the fascinating history and importance of the Irish, their music and song in Chicago as well as demonstrate many different types of tunes on the fiddle. Come tap your feet and clap while Sean takes you on a tour of Ireland through its music.


Kent ArnsbargerPicture of Kent Arnbarger with steel drum on beach with palm trees in background


April 23

Kent Arnsbarger, beach weather and island sounds music specialist, has been performing for over a decade as a solo steel drummer all across the Midwest.  Join Kent as he transports us to the Caribbean and back with his soothing island tunes!



Dave RudolfPicture of Sean Cleland with fiddle


May 14

Gold record winner, Grammy nominated artist Dave Rudolf will be playing his British Invasion Show, featuring the music of The Beatles, The Who, Donovan, The Kinks, and other iconic Brits of the era!