Music lovers will find themselves clapping, singing, dancing, jumping and sneezing along with the folk music of family entertainer, Jim Gill, as he strums his energetic, rhythmic tunes on the banjo at the DeMotte Library during his “Family Room Tour” musical performance, slated to be held in the library’s meeting rooms on Monday, February 13 at 7 pm.
Filled with songs from Gill’s children’s music CDs, this concert features a read-along and sing-along of the musician’s musical books for young children. Free and open to families with children of all ages, this music play is sponsored through the generosity of the Friends of the DeMotte Library.
Jim Gill is a musician and author, but also a child development specialist, having completed graduate studies in child development at the Erikson Institute of Chicago. His special brand of music contains the opportunity for interaction between children and their caregivers or parents, and promotes family togetherness through play.
Jim has six award-winning CDs to his credit, as well as two children’s books, including, A Soup Opera, a sing-along opera inspired by concerts which received an American Library Association award in 2010.
Registration is preferred, but not required to attend. Don’t miss the chance to meet this award-winning entertainer and enjoy a family night out! Bring your friends along and enjoy a night of fun and music! Register online  or by visiting or calling the DeMotte Library at 987-2221.
Check out this review of Jim Gill's "Music Play For Folks of All Stripes"  CD by Chicago Parent magazine.