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Nina Et Cetera 

July 1, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Kick off the 2015 Summer Concert Series with Nina Et Cetera and ‘Hotter than a Pepper Sprout: America’s Music’. This duo of versatile musicians will present an upbeat program celebrating music by such greats as Johnny Cash, Billie Holiday, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Peggy Lee, and Gershwin. The program includes a sprinkling of anecdotes which highlight the diversity and rich history of American Music ranging from jazz, blues, gospel, folk, rock and roll and much more!

Nina Et cetera has been performing professionally together for the past 10 years in just about every imaginable venue across the Tri-State area; bars, restaurants, libraries, street fairs, assisted livings, bandshells, busking, vineyards, etc.
Registration is requested. Please plan to arrive on time, as seating is not guaranteed.

Please note: This is an adult program, but teens and older children are welcome to attend with an adult. This program is NOT APPROPRIATE for young children or infants.
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Andy Wang & Friends (“Hawaiian Trio” on the Summer Concert page)
July 8, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Andy Kūlana Wang and Claudia Kanileʻa Goddard will blend the sounds of slack key guitar and ukulele for a sound that is authentic, rooted in tradition, and transports listeners back home to the islands. Marina Celander will gracefully interpret the poetry of the music through hula.
Andy studied under Hawaiian slack key guitar masters Keola Beamer, Raymond Kāne, and Ozzie Kotani. He’s appeared with ‘Hawaii’s super group’ HAPA and opened for the legendary Mākaha Sons. His music has also been featured by Hawaiian Airlines and national television networks
Claudia’s vocals are a result of a blend of classical training, modern musical influences and a passion for Hawaiian music and culture. Claudia is also a multi‐instrumentalist who plays ‘ukulele and the unique style of Hawaiian Slack Key guitar.
Marina has studied hula for the last 12 years with master hula teachers in New York and Hawai’i.
Registration is requested. Please plan to arrive on time, as seating is not guaranteed.
Please note: This is an adult program, but teens and older children are welcome to attend with an adult. This program is NOT APPROPRIATE for young children or infants.

Check out the other great bands coming this summer!

 

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The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s traveling Next Stage Ensemble presents a live performance of William Shakespeare’s abridged play.  THIS WEDNESDAY, June 24 from 7-8:30 PM.

In the hot summer streets of Verona, two idealistic teens discover love in a  society consumed by senseless brutality. Filled with witty wordplay, lyric poetry and flashy sword-fights, Romeo and Juliet remains one of the most gripping and moving tragedies in Shakespeare’s canon.
This is an adult program, but teens are welcome to attend. Registration is required.

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If you’re new to the area, you might not know that ever summer we have a truly excellent, free concert series.  Every Wednesday evening at 7 pm in our Community Room from July 1 – August 19, you can see a different band.   This year, we have a lot of variety.  Make sure you check out our Summer Concert Series page and get all the information on the bands!

It starts a week from Wednesday, so register today and get here early to enjoy some wonderful musicians!

Concerts are aimed at adults and are not appropriate for your children or infants.  Interested teens and older children may attend with an adult.

Registration is requested.  Seating may not be available for latecomers.

This year’s line up:

July 1:  Nina Et Cetera

July 8:  Andy Wang and Friends

July 15:  NJ Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) – string quartet

July 22:  Simple Gifts

July 29:  Philly Ringtones

August 5:  Sonido Costeno

August 12:  Carnaby ST.

August 19:  Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble

We have tons of great stuff going on, check out our Calendar to know what’s happening!

Don’t miss what’s happening at FTPL! We’re on Twitter, Facebook, WordPress and now Pinterest

concert generic

If you’re new to the area, you might not know that ever summer we have a truly excellent, free concert series.  Every Wednesday evening at 7 pm in our Community Room from July 1 – August 19, you can see a different band.   This year, we have a lot of variety.  Make sure you check out our Summer Concert Series page and get all the information on the bands!

Concerts are aimed at adults and are not appropriate for your children or infants.  Interested teens and older children may attend with an adult.

Registration is requested.  Seating may not be available for latecomers.

This year’s line up:

July 1:  Nina Et Cetera

July 8:  Andy Wang and Friends

July 15:  NJ Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) – string quartet

July 22:  Simple Gifts

July 29:  Philly Ringtones

August 5:  Sonido Costeno

August 12:  Carnaby ST.

August 19:  Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble

Don’t miss what’s happening at FTPL! We’re on Twitter, Facebook, WordPress and now Pinterest

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Summer Reading starts today!  Sign up for your category and check out our awesome prizes! Then, obviously, get reading!

You can see on our homepage that we have an easy to find Summer section.  You can visit our Summer homepage, reading programs, summer reading, or summer concert series straight from our website.  Don’t forget to check out this summer’s awesome concert lineup.   Let’s make Summer 2015 one to remember!

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We hope you’re joining us in our 2015 Read Harder Challenge (flyers at Circulation and Reference), where we are challenging ourselves and you by reading books based on place, author, subject, etc.  Why? Because we’re stretching out of our reading comfort zones and trying some new things. Don’t forget that anything you read for the challenge can also count towards your summer reading! School summer reading counts too (for FTPL Summer Reading and the challenge).

Don’t know where to start? We offer a variety of reading recommendations:

– Staff Pick Bookmarks (located at the Circulation and Reference desks) These change frequently and are always stocked

– Staff Pick of the Week : blog post and added to our Facebook album (one for 2014 and one for 2015) and Pinterest page

– This challenge has a support group on Goodreads.com where you can get reading suggestions for each category, and tell others what you think

-Check out our Pinterest Book Recommendations board – we’ve posted tons of lists of all kinds. There is definitely something you’ll love here!

-We have a book recommendation page where you can get newsletters on your favorite types of books sent straight to your email

It’s never to late to start, and anything you’ve already read this year that fits into a category counts! Join us in diversifying our reading, and check out some new books today.

Don’t miss what’s happening at FTPL! We’re on Twitter, Facebook, WordPress and now Pinterest

 

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All too soon the summer is drawing to a close.  Sadly, that means the FTPL Summer Concert series is coming to an end, but there are still two great bands you can come see!

This week it’s Taikoza on Wednesday, August 13 at 7 pm.  Can’t make it? Come to our last concert of the summer, The Kootz on August 20, 7pm.

Check out the bands and register now through our summer page or adult calendar! End summer right with our concert series.

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