MARSHFIELD — Friends of the Marshfield Public Library (FOMPL) invites you to “Planes, Trains & Automobiles: Hit the Road with Timeless Tales.” The program is filled with selected readings and live musical entertainment. The show is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 14.
“FOMPL is pleased to be presenting its 13th Timeless Tales here at Marshfield Public Library,” said event coordinator Maureen Mercier. “It has grown into a crowd-pleasing community celebration of literature and music, planned by FOMPL, and featuring lots of your neighbors and friends.”
Timeless Tales 2015 focuses on journeys, trips through geographical space, time, and the imagination. The theme encompasses aspects of travel and modes of transportation.
Selected readings from the works of Isaac Asimov, Elizabeth Bishop, Bill Bryson, Lewis Carroll, James Dickey, Robert Frost, Marnie O. Mamminga, Gary Paulsen, Michael Perry, Dr. Seuss, John Steinbeck, and Errol Lincoln Uys will be shared. The literature promises to provide beauty, wonder, history, laughter, even a couple of thrills and chills, all essential to interesting travel.
Dean Markwardt will act as master of ceremonies, leading a team of enthusiastic volunteer readers. Pat Anderson, Maisie Cramer, Patrick Dolan, Priscilla Earll, Mark Nelson, Beth Novicki, Dave Roeglin, Michael Steinert, and Tricia Turner have all graciously agreed to perform readings.
Music Director Donna Thompson along with vocalists Marla Hawks, Laurie Jasurda, Tricia Marion, Andrea Peterson, Ann Stevning-Roe, Anne Warren, and Ben Warren will provide the musical entertainment.
The evening is, as always, capped off with freshly baked desserts donated by the members of the community.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students, and are available at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Library & Community Center Project. (Please note: Timeless Tales is an adult program, not designed to hold the attention of elementary school children.)