Get ready to karaoke — Beatles style!

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In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first visit to the U.S., the Chicago Public Library has organized a Beatlemania karaoke event — giving folks the chance to sing favorite Beatles songs in front of a live audience.

Anyone having the nerve to do it should head to the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium on the lower level of the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St., beginning at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24.

There’s sure to be a number of versions of “Michelle,” “Hey Jude” or “Come Together” being warbled from those nether regions of the main library branch in the South Loop. To boost the idea, the library staff will provide lyric sheets for approximately 60 Beatles songs — plus the CD music track for each song.

It’s all on a first-come, first-served basis, so no reservations are required — but are suggested. Go to or call (312) 747-4850 for more information.

The “Beatles Karaoke” event is presented in conjunction with the Library’s Music Information Center: Celebrating 100 Years of Music for the City (1914-2014) observance.

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