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Free concerts coming to libraries in L.A. County

The East LA band El Haru Kuroi will be performing at West Covina Library Oct. 14.
The East LA band El Haru Kuroi will be performing at West Covina Library Oct. 14.
Rafael Cardenas

If you’ve ever wanted whoop, holler or cheer at the library, your chance is here. A free music series will turn these havens of solemn silence into festive, unlikely concert venues.

From Americana and rock to Caribbean and soul, some 21 concerts will be offered at Los Angeles County libraries.

It’s been put together in collaboration with Arts Commission and sponsorship by the county’s Board of Supervisors. The goal is to present accessible, quality music around the county, according to a statement.

“Featuring free concerts at our libraries furthers our efforts to eliminate barriers to access, by bringing concerts directly to library customers who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience these performances,” said LA County Library Director Skye Patrick in a press release.

A diverse slate of artists from the commission's artists roster will perform at the shows, representing a wide variety of musical genres.

“Hosting concerts at our libraries also helps to expand the definition of the library—more than just a place to research and read, it can also be a gathering place, and an event hub,” said Patrick. “We hope events like these help our customers feel connected to their community, and reveal the variety of services and events LA County Library has to offer.”

The following concerts are scheduled (here's the official list):