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Books & Bagels
February 07, 2015
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Raddin Room, Cranford Public Library
You are invited to Books & Bagels, a book chat program that takes place monthly on Saturday mornings (except in July and August) from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the library's Raddin Room. The format is simple. Just bring a few of your more recent favorite books and tell the other members of the group what you like about them. The books can be new or old, fiction or non-fiction, classic or contemporary. There is no required reading, and you will have the opportunity to learn about books recommended by other group members. Plus, refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Cranford Public Library! Registration is NOT required. Attend as many or as few sessions as you like. For questions about Books & Bagels, contact program coordinator Sally Hanford at 908-709-7272, ext. 2104 or at s-hanford@cranfordnj.org. Subsequent dates include March 7, April 11, May 2, and June 6, 2015.
Doo-Wop Groups of New Jersey
March 04, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Cranford Community Center 220 Walnut Avenue

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The Friends of the Cranford Public Library are very pleased to welcome back doo-wop historians Charlie & Pam Horner. New Jersey produced more than its share of great doo-wop groups. From the Duprees to the Monotones, the Rivieras, and the Shirelles, you’ll hear fascinating stories about the doo-wop music scene of the Garden State in the 1950s and early 1960s. Hear how the Duprees got their name and listen to a rare tape they made before they ever recorded “You Belong to Me.” Follow the real story of Frankie Valli and the Jersey Boys as the Four Lovers. Learn how a toothpaste commercial and an errant baseball led to the Monotones writing “The Book of Love.” Find out which groups’ careers were cut short by tragedy. On display will be photos of more than 50 doo-wop groups from New Jersey. As usual, there will be captivating stories and photos from the Classic Urban Harmony Archives, and plenty of music clips to sing along to. Admission to the program is free and all are welcome.


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