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Books & Bagels
November 01, 2014
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 Subsequent dates include December 6, 2014, and January 3, February 7, March7, April 11, May 2, and June 6, 2015.
Staged Play Reading by The Theater Project
November 08, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Cranford Community Center 220 Walnut Avenue

The Theater Project will be present a staged reading of “Owed to My First Love,” a comedy by Susan Barsky, in which a young actor needs to jump every imaginable hurdle as he struggles to make a career in the New York theatre world. Susan Barsky’s plays have been produced around the country. These include “Expectations,” which was produced at the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival, Queens Theatre in the Park, the Stamford Center for the Arts, the Helen Hayes Performing Arts Theatre, and the Cape Playhouse. She received a 2005 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for “Owed to My First Love,” which was produced at the Stamford Fringe Festival and Premiere Stages Play Festival. The Theater Project is an acclaimed, New Jersey-based professional theater group and the winner of two New Jersey Tony Awards. Following the reading, the play will be discussed by the audience, the director, the actors, and Ms. Barsky. Admission is free and all are welcome. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library.
Under the Street Lamp: Tales from the Doo Wop Era, Part 2
November 19, 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. Charlie Horner and his wife, Pam, the creators of the Classic Urban Harmony Web site. The Horners presented "Tales from the Doo Wop Era, Part 1" on September 17. In Part 2, they will continue their journey through the Doo Wop era with more tales from under the street lamp. As usual there will be captivating stories, as well as photos of records, photographs, sheet music, and memorabilia—and plenty of music clips for you to sing along to. Admission is free and all are welcome.

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