Thomas Maupin is the next artist to perform at out library this summer in conjunction with our library and Southern Trace Songwriters. He will be in the first floor meeting room on June 26. All concerts and performances are on Tuesdays at 6:00 as part of our Summer Reading Program for Grown-ups.
Thomas Maupin was raised in a farming family in Eagleville known for dancers, in a time when community square dances were still common. He was an exceptional dancer from an early age, but it was not until middle age that Thomas gained notoriety for his buckdancing talent and innovations, when he began entering dance competitions at traditional music events, beginning in the 1970s. Over the years, he won over 60 championships throughout Tennessee and the South. Now, Thomas wants to inspire new generations with his dance heritage through exhibition performances, workshops, and teaching, often accompanied by his grandson Daniel Rothwell, who’s developed into a fine old-time banjo player. In 2011 he earned the Tennessee Governor’s Folklife Heritage Award, and in 2017, he received the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship.
Southern Trace Songwriters is a full service booking, promotion, and management company. To date, Don has been able to garner studio time in legendary studios such as Castle Studios, and Sound Emporium in Nashville TN for his artists, book his artists in various venues around the country, as well as receive radio play and live interviews.
This program is provided as part of our adult summer reading program, Libraries Rock! The summer reading program encourages reading by people of all ages during June and July and to set a good reading example to our youth who need to maintain their learning progress when area schools are out. Adults submit book reviews to be entered in drawings for prizes in the adult summer reading program. See our book display in between the first floor staircases to learn more. Parents and guardians can register children for the free children’s summer reading program by visiting http://wcpltn.org/summer_reading or visiting your local Library Branch. Teens have their own summer reading program too. Everyone can read and win fun prizes!
The WCPL 2016 summer reading program is made possible due to the support of our Williamson County Public Library Foundation.
All library programs are free and open to the public. Discover more about this event or other library program and services by calling the library at 615-595-1243 x1 or visit the library’s web site at http://wcpltn.org Please be aware that photos and videos may be taken at library events and activities for library use and publicity. Anyone not wanting to have their photo taken should notify library staff at the time of the event or activity.