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Fall reading program for adults begins at Summit County Library, with chance to win Kindle Paperwhite

Daily News staff report

The Summit County Library is celebrating the fall with an adult reading program — Great Britain style. This special program for readers ages 18 and older will begin Monday and run through Nov. 22.

Stop by any of the three library locations to pick up a reading log to get started. Check off a crown or a cuppa for each hour you read. When all are checked (for a total of 17 hours of reading), turn the log in to any library branch for a prize and entry into the grand prize drawing for a Kindle Paperwhite e-reader, which will be held on Nov. 22. Two other winners will receive special gift baskets filled with goodies. For those voracious readers, there is a limit of five entries per person.

Celtic and Irish music

The library also will be sponsoring a handful of events taking place throughout the reading program, starting with a concert from Celtic and Irish musical group Gobs O' Phun on Oct. 25.

The band is composed of three dynamic lads influenced primarily by the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. They are a family group made up of brothers Denis and Tim Sullivan and their brother-in-law, Martin Lambuth. "Gob" is slang in Ireland and Scotland for your mouth, and these three are primarily a vocal band. All three sing, and all three engage in humorous banter, adlibbing jokes with one another and the audience.

Lambuth plays guitar and an occasional harmonica, Denis Sullivan plays the bodhran (an Irish drum — his cohorts call him the moron on the bodhran, which should give you a clue as to the pronunciation) and Tim Sullivan plays the bones (two flat sticks) and will torture the band with a banjo from time to time. An endearing quality of the band is the enjoyment people get from watching Tim gesture the lyrics of the songs.

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The Gobs offer entertaining antics and a smattering of a cappella renditions; their powerful voices, animation and light humor will draw the crowd in with strong harmonies and a hand-clapping, foot-stomping repertoire.

For more information on other upcoming events or programs at the Summit County Library, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, call Joyce Dierauer at (970) 668-5555 or contact her by email at joyced@co.summit.co.us. Visit the library website at http://www.summitcountylibraries.org; "like" the library on Facebook or follow on Twitter; or simply come by any of the three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

Reading program schedule

6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 — Celtic and Irish musical group Gobs O’ Phun

6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 — Authors panel with local authors Margaret Bailey, Lindsay Eland, Sandy Mather and Janice Parrish

4 p.m. Nov. 7 — Downton Abbey tea

6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 — An Evening with Dave Cooper, photographer, climber and author

6:30 p.m. Nov. 22 — Matthew Gurnsey, The Kilted Man, music in the Celtic tradition, plus a grand prize drawing for a Kindle Paperwhite e-reader and other prizes

All events take place at the County Commons building in Frisco and are free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.summitcountylibraries.org.

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