Folk musician and storyteller Rik Palieri will present a One Book, One Community program at the HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, campus at 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, on Tuesday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The event will take place in Room 222 of the Main Building. Palieri will speak about the life of a Polish mountaineer and demonstrate traditional Polish instruments such as the gajdy, Polish bagpipes; fujarki, the flute; and trumpeta, a 15-foot-long wooden trumpet.
Palieri has traveled the world to educate people with his storytelling and music. His mother is Polish, and he has an interest in Polish music and culture. He was awarded the title of Outstanding Solo Musician at the 1980 Rzeszow world festival in Poland. There he also met Polish piper Jozef Broda.
Palieri later received a fellowship to study the Polish bagpipes. He lived in village of Istebna, a folk community located in the mountains of southern Poland. In Istebna, he learned the secrets of piping from Broda and the last remaining pipers.
Admission is free, but a freewill offering will be received to help offset expenses.
Public libraries in Berks, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties and community partners are collaborating to present this year's One Book, One Community selection, "Rose Under Fire" by Elizabeth Wein. To learn more, readers may visit http://www.oboc.org.