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In Words and Music: The Story of the Yiddish Theatre with Diane Cypkin
July 31, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Cranford Community Center 220 Walnut Avenue
The Friends of the Cranford Public Library are very pleased to welcome back Dr. Diane Cypkin. Dr. Cypkin will tell, through English narration, the story of the Yiddish Theatre, and sing (in Yiddish) many of the memorable songs written and/or popularized by greats like Avrom Goldfadn, Boris Thomashefsky, Aaron Lebedev, Molly Picon, the Barry sisters, and more. A Professor of Media, Communication, and Visual Arts at Pace University, Dr. Cypkin has appeared in many Yiddish language musical productions spanning more than two decades. Admission to the program is free and all are welcome.
Meet Author Joe Colicchio
August 13, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Cranford Community Center 220 Walnut Avenue
The Friends of the Cranford Public Library are pleased to sponsor an appearance by novelist and Cranford resident Joe Colicchio. Mr. Colicchio is the author of three novels, “High Gate Health and Beauty” (Creative Arts, 2000), “The Trouble with Mental Wellness” (Bridge Works, 2004), and “As Told by Monk.” Originally published in 1980, “As Told by Monk” was re-issued by Octobre Press in November 2013. “High Gate Health and Beauty” was named a top-ten novel of the year by MostlyFiction.com, and “The Trouble with Mental Wellness” was named a recommended book by Library Journal. All of Mr. Colicchio’s novels are set in Jersey City, where he grew up. He will talk about and read from “As Told by Monk.” Mr. Colicchio has completed two residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, received two Geraldine R. Dodge grants, and two New Jersey State Council on the Arts grants, including the Distinguished Artist Award, the highest the state bestows. He is an Associate Professor of English at Hudson County Community College in Jersey City. Copies of “As Told by Monk,” “High Gate Health and Beauty,” and “The Trouble with Mental Wellness” will be available for purchase and for signing. Admission is free and all are welcome
Meet Author Barbara Steingas
August 20, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Cranford Community Center 220 Walnut Avenue

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Author Barbara Steingas will visit the Cranford Community Center to discuss her book, "Germans Are Funny Too!" Ms. Steingas grew up in New Jersey speaking English and German and has traveled to Germany to visit family many times. "Germans Are Funny Too!" includes anecdotes about her grandparents, mother, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Although the book is primarily humorous, it includes some somber stories, such as the account of how her grandfather opposed the Nazis and survived by singing opera in a concentration camp. Admission is free and all are welcome.


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