Cosmos Corner 011422

Hello everyone, this is Cosmo the Library Cat! Four times each year, the Grand County Public Library teams up with the Moab Music Festival to offer a special Musical Story Hour featuring a new musical artist. This Musical Story Hour is made possible with additional support from the City of Moab.

Our first artist of 2022 will join us on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 10:30 a.m.: cellist Anne Francis Bayless, a member of the internationally acclaimed Fry Street Quartet! To watch, you can visit the Grand County Public Library’s Facebook page where we’ll be live-streaming the event (a recording will be available afterward on the library’s Facebook page for on-demand viewing. You don’t have to have a Facebook account to watch!)

Mrs. Bayless has performed at major venues, festivals, and with distinguished series including Carnegie Hall and the Schneider Series at the New School in New York, the Jewel Box series in Chicago, Chamber Music Columbus, the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, the DiBartolo Performing Arts Center at Notre Dame, and the Mozart Gemeinde in Klagenfurt, Austria. International performances also include a concert tour of the Balkan states as a Carnegie Fellow, sponsored by Carnegie Hall and the U.S. Department of State.

Starting Friday, Jan. 21, families can pick up free children’s activity bags to accompany this Musical Story Hour in the library’s children’s room or via curbside pickup. Since I’m very musically inclined, I always look forward to our Musical Story Hours. Also, the book that will be featured is one of my favorites: “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type,” by Doreen Cronin. Cows using a typewriter to write messages…what could go wrong? Goodbye until next week, friends!