Book it: Polka — and rock — at UT Press party

October 7, 2014 | Events, UToday, Library



The University of Toledo Press will celebrate the publication of its two latest titles with “A Little Bit Polka, a Little Bit Rock ‘n’ Roll” party Friday, Oct. 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. on the fifth floor of Carlson Library.

polka_rockThe event marks the publication of American Originals: Northwest Ohio’s Polish Community at Home, Work, Worship, and Play and Can I Get A Witness: The Photographs of John Gibbs Rockwood.

The event will feature music by two Toledo bands: Polka Zone and Voodoo Libido. Polka Zone is a long-standing local band that plays traditional polka music. Voodoo Libido is a rock and blues band featuring John Rockwood.

Polish-American food will be served, and a cash bar will be available. And there will be a dance floor for those who want to kick up their heels to polka music, rock music or both.

Copies of both books will be available for sale at a special price of $20 (cash or checks only) and can be signed by the authors at the party.

The free event is open to the public, but reservations are requested. RSVP by Monday, Oct. 13, by calling 419.530.8549.