Meredith Library hosting program Tuesday on songs from World War II

MEREDITH — The Meredith Public Library presents the program "Songs from World War II and their Stories You Didn't Know" on Tuesday, May 5 at 4 p.m. 

Presented by "Ramblin' Richard," this program recalls the music and brings to light the fascinating and unfamiliar stories about some of America's most beloved songs from 1939 - 1945. Songs like: "Beer Barrel Polka," "Bluebirds over the White Cliffs of Dover," "You are My Sunshine," "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition," and "Sentimental Journey."

This special hour-long program, "illustrated" with music, was debuted, in part, at the "Humanities Fair" in Concord sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council, and has been presented throughout the region. The presenter of the program is a member of the New England Foundation for the Arts, a retired professor who studied Gospel and American folk music and is an active musician who makes more than 200 performances each year. He tells the stories and sings the songs while accompanying himself on guitar, 5 string banjo and baritone ukulele.

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Friends of the Meredith Library.