Free music programs shared at area libraries

ALS offers Good Vibrations for Winter Wellness in December
Christina Cotruvo will play and discuss the Ukrainian harp ukulele at December library programs. Submitted photo.

Christina Cotruvo will play and discuss the Ukrainian harp ukulele at December library programs. Submitted photo.

IRON RANGE — The Arrowhead Library System presents Good Vibrations for Winter Wellness, a free program being offered for teens and adults, at the following locations:

• Wednesday, Dec. 4,
at 10 a.m. at the Mt. Iron
Public Library
• Wednesday, Dec. 4, at
3:30 p.m. at the Ely Public
Library
• Thursday, Dec. 5, at 4
p.m. at the Hibbing Public
Library
• Friday, Dec. 6, at 1

p.m. at the Marble Public
Library
• Saturday, Dec. 7, at 1
p.m. at the Eveleth Public
Library
• Monday, Dec. 9, at 1
p.m. at the Chisholm Public Library
• Tuesday, Dec. 10, at
10 a.m. at the Coleraine
Public Library
• Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 6
p.m. at the Grand Rapids
Area Library
• Thursday, Dec. 12,
at 12 p.m. at the Virginia
Public Library

• Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6
p.m. at the Babbitt Public
Library
• Friday, Dec. 13, at 10
a.m. at the Hoyt Lakes
Public Library
• Monday, Dec. 16, at 1
p.m. at the Calumet Public
Library
• Thursday, Dec 19, at
1 p.m. at Carefree Living,
Aurora
• Thursday, Dec. 19, at
5 p.m. at the Cook Public
Library
• Friday, Dec. 20, at
3:30 p.m. at the Buhl Public Library

Music can lighten the holiday blues, bring warm feelings to a cold winter day, and calm to a stressful time. Christina Cotruvo will play and discuss the American-Celtic harp, the Ukrainian harp ukulele and a therapy harp, and she will share the history of the songs she performs from a variety of genres and how they work toward wellness. This hour-long program is geared toward teens and adults.

Cotruvo resides in Duluth and is a certified clinical musician who uses these unique instruments and her voice in community music groups, memory care facilities, and one-onone patient therapeutic music services, focusing on the wellness intent of good vibrations. Inspired by living on the shores of Lake Superior, she publishes No-C-Notes® audio music description for those with visual impairment, is the leader of Duluth Ukulele Community Strum, teaches harp and ukulele, and provides seminars on therapeutic music.

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. To learn more about Arrowhead Legacy Events, visit the calendar at www.alslib. info, follow them on Twitter @ALSLibraryNews, or like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/alslibinfo.

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