In 1967, the Bethel Library, founded in 1929 by the Bethel Women’s Club and housed in the Grant Memorial Building, officially became a Branch of the Clermont County Public Library system.
What music were you listening to in 1967? Do you remember these Grammy Award winners?
- Album of the year – The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
- Best male vocal performance – Glen Campbell – By the Time I Get to Phoenix
- Best rhythm and blues recording – Aretha Franklin – RESPECT
- Best instrumental theme – Mission: Impossible
- Best new artist – Bobby Gentry – Ode to Billie Joe
- Record of the year – 5th Dimension – Up, Up and Away
And how about these top hits and artists?
- The Monkees – Daydream Believer
- The Doors – Light My Fire
- The Rolling Stones – Ruby Tuesday
- Dionne Warwick – I Say A Little Prayer For You
- Jimi Hendrix Experience – Purple Haze
- Gladys Knight and the Pips – I Heard It Through the Grapevine
- Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit
- The Who – I Can See For Miles
Come share your music and library memories from 1967 to the present on Saturday, August 11, 2012 when the Bethel Branch Library will officially celebrate its 45th Anniversary. Bring the family for fun activities from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Kids can see dog tricks performed by Oliver the Bassett hound, make a craft and have their face painted. All ages are welcome to listen to music by the Daniel Patrick Family Singers, meet Browser the library’s mascot, check out library and local history displays, enter contests to win prizes, mingle with local and library dignitaries and enjoy refreshments.
Take a “Step Back in Time with Stories of Bethel Library’s Past” on Tuesday, August 7, 6:30-7:45 p.m. and share your library memories with our panel of guest speakers including former and current Bethel library staff, “Worldwalker” author Steven Newman, Walter Carter from the Bethel Historical Museum and Bethel library volunteers and patrons.
What music were you listening to in 1967 in Bethel, Ohio? We want to know!