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Last updated on Sunday, May 19, 2013
(BEDFORD) - The new Traditional Arts Indiana display in Adult Services area of the Bedford Public Library features the Rev. Clary Butler Jr. and the steel guitar he plays at the House of God Church in Indianapolis.
Butler learned to play the steel guitar while growing up as a member of a House of God Church in South Carolina.
The tradition of using the steel guitar for worship services began in the 1930s when pianos were unaffordable. This tradition of "sacred steel" is important to Butler, who teaches his congregation about the instrument and makes the steel guitar an integral part of his church worship service.
The traveling displays from Traditional Arts Indiana change every few months and are provided at no cost to libraries throughout Indiana.
New materials include: "Ordinary Grace" by William Kent Krueger, "Six Years" by Harlan Coben, "Daddy's Gone a Hunting" by Mary Higgins Clark, "Halo: Silentium" by Greg Bear, "The Tamarack Murders" by Parick F. McManus, "The Heretic" by Tony Daniel, "Good Man Friday" by Barbara Hambly, "Alive!" by Loren L. Estleman, "A Bat in the Belfry" by Sarah Graves, "The Perfect Ghost" by Linda Barnes, "The Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith, "Antiques Chop" by Barbara Allan, "Chain of Evidence" by Cora Harrison, "The Tooth Tattoo"by Peter Lovesey, "Midnight at Marble Arch" by Anne Perry, "A Murder at Rosamund's Gate" by Susanna Calkins, "The Hit" by David Baldacci, "Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince" by Nancy Atherton, "The Way Home" by Katherine Spencer, "Lover at Last" by J.R. Ward, "Frost Burned" by Patricia Briggs, "The Sunshine When She's Gone" by Thea Goodman, "The Interestings" by Meg Wolitzer, "Prescription for Murder" by Donald Bain, "Paris" by Edward Rutherfurd, "Wedding Night" by Sophie Kinsella, "Leaving Everything Most Loved" by Jacqueline Winspear, "Blood Sisters: the Women Behind the Wars of the Roses" by Sarah Gristwood.
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