While the pandemic has caused us to miss out on gatherings and celebrations, you can still #BeSafeAtHome and celebrate culture with the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) in partnership with the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission. This September and October, the Library System’s virtual branch, Explore From Home, will present two programs showcasing women’s history and Hispanic heritage.
“We are excited once again to partner with the Somerset County Libraries highlighting the culture and heritage of our great communities,” said Freeholder Director Shanel Robinson. “These virtual programs from the Explore From Home branch are vital opportunities to educate and entertain during a time when so many of us are staying home.”
Celebrate women’s history on September 29 from 7-8 p.m. by discovering the life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a leading figure during the women’s rights and suffrage movements, through a virtual reenactment. During the program Kim Hanley, a professional performing artist, will delve into the history of women’s rights and the women’s suffrage movement.
- For more information or to register for this virtual program: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4493028.
As part of SCLSNJ’s National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, Rutgers Afro-Cuban Ensemble will bring their virtual concert to the Library System’s YouTube channel on October 2 from 6-7 p.m. The performance will showcase traditional Afro-Cuban and Afro-Latin music with marimba and percussion instruments.
- For more information or to register for this virtual program: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4481062.
“Our partnership with the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission is a natural fit that benefits our community,” said Darryl Voorhees, manager of adult services programming and collaborations, public services. “We are proud to be able to supplement our programming with these exciting events, including music representing diverse populations, and a reenactment of a suffragette’s life story. Our virtual branch has made it possible for us to connect with our customers in a safe and effective way.”
These programs were made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the New Jersey Historical Commission. For more information visit: nj.gov/state/njsca.Explore culture, heritage, and more with your Library: SCLSNJ.org.