Documentary ‘Muscle Shoals’ Airs At Library Monday

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Mesa Public Library will show the music documentary Muscle Shoals at 6 p.m. Monday, June 20 in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms. The film is rated PG.

The Library is showing a series of music-themed movies all summer long as part of the Read to the Rhythm summer reading program. All of the movies are free and open to the public. Upcoming films include Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, Get On Up and Labyrinth.

You may never have heard of the Muscle Shoals recording studio, but everyone has certainly heard music that was created there. Major hits from Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, and the Staple Singers came from the original studio in Alabama, which was founded in 1969.and a wide range of artists in popular music recorded hit songs and complete albums at the studio, including The Rolling Stones, Traffic, Elton John, BozScaggs, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, and Bob Dylan. The film includes interviews with Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Mick Jagger, and Bono.

Summer reading for adults runs through Aug. 5 at both Mesa Public Library and the White Rock Branch, culminating in a grand prize drawing Aug. 6 at the White Rock Branch Library. It includes this musical film series, the Any Book Book Club, a new adult coloring club and weekly drawings for prize bags for those who submit book ratings.

For more information, visit the Library’s website, and click on the Events tab.