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Lectures

The History of Rock and Roll: How The Beatles Did It, 1964-1965 (all ages)
July 9, 7-8 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 South Branch Road in Hillsborough
Explore how the Beatles became the most influential band in history as John Fitzpatrick, creative director of the Coffeehouse Project, takes you on a historical musical journey.

Springsteen and His Layered Lyrics (adults)
July 10, 7-8 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Bridgewater Library branch, located at 1 Vogt Drive in Bridgewater
Learn about the works that have influenced celebrated musician, Bruce Springsteen. Presented by Prof. Prudence Jones, Montclair University. Funded by the NJ Council for the Humanities.

Great Scenes in Musical History – Presented by Victorian Vanities (adults)
July 31, 7-8 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Bridgewater Library branch, located at 1 Vogt Drive in Bridgewater
This presentation by Victorian Vanities focuses on some of the best-loved scenes in Musical Theater History covering roughly sixty-six years.

Classical Music Through the Ages (adults)
August 1, 7-8 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s North Plainfield Memorial Library branch, located at 6 Rockview Avenue in North Plainfield
Clarinetist and composer Jessica Davy will take you on a musical journey where you are bound to enjoy many different styles of classical music.

The Beatles: From Liverpool to Abbey Road (adults)
August 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Manville Library branch, located at 100 South 10th Avenue in Manville
Vincent Bruno, Beatles scholar and sixties rock historian, will follow in the footsteps of The Beatles from their early days in Liverpool to their remarkable final recordings at Abbey Road Studios.

All About Vinyl: Collecting, Loving, and Caring for Records (adults)
August 28, 7-8:30pm
SCLSNJ’s Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch, located at 64 Washington Street in Rocky Hill
Jon Lambert of Princeton Record Exchange will be here to speak about collecting records, valuing your collection, and taking the best care of it to ensure listening pleasure long into the future.

Live Performances

One Fine Tapestry: A Carole King Tribute Performance by Gerard and Diane Barros (adults)
July 12, 7- 8 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Bridgewater Library branch, located at 1 Vogt Drive in Bridgewater
Join Gerard and Diane at Bridgewater library as they salute the legendary singer/songwriter, Carole King.

Blue Jersey Band: Django, Jazz, and Bluegrass (adults)
July 14, 2-3:30 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Bound Brook Memorial Library branch, located at 402 East High Street in Bound Brook
Blue Jersey Band, featuring Frank Ruck on mandolin, guitar and vocals, Ellen Ruck on guitar and vocals, and John Burton on bass guitar will perform an eclectic mix of swing, gypsy jazz, and bluegrass.

Hawaiian Songs, Sand and Sun (adults)
August 1, 7-8:45 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Warren Twp. Library branch, located at 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren Twp.
Christine DeLeon will perform songs that celebrate the beauty of Hawaii.

Jane Stuart Jazz Band: A Mixed Bag of Jazz (adults)
August 4, 2-3 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Bound Brook Memorial Library branch, located at 402 East High Street in Bound Brook
Jane Stuart, award-winning jazz recording artist, will perform the songs of John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Nancy Wilson, Duke Ellington and many more.

Summer Sounds Concert Series
SCLSNJ’s Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch, located at 64 Washington Street in Rocky Hill
Enjoy live music at the library all summer long. Concerts are held outside on the lawn and light refreshments are provided. Picnics are welcome for outdoor events. Bring your own chairs or blanket. In the event of inclement weather, the show will be held inside the library and registration will be in effect. Unfortunately, we cannot welcome outside food for indoor shows. Summer Sounds is funded by The Friends of the Mary Jacobs Library.

June 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Lolly and YoYo (special kids & families program)
An energetic, interactive show with live music and games.

July 10, 6:30-8:15 p.m.
Amazin’ Grace
The Amazin’ Grace & GLB is a solid, precise sounding group playing their mix of soul, R&B, pop, jazz, rock, and funk favorites.

July 17, 6:30-8:15 p.m.
Rocky Hill Ramblers
The Ramblers play 60’s & 70’s rock, blues, folk, country, and traditional Irish music.

July 24, 6:30-8:15 p.m.
Tweed Schade and the Sugar Daddies
Tweed Schade plays rock, rockabilly, and swing including a mix of classic hits and originals.

July 31, 6:30-8:15 p.m.
The Blawenburg Dixieland Band
Enjoy Dixieland and Jazz Favorites.

August 7, 6:30-8:15 p.m.
The Professors
Academics by day, musicians by night. A mix of rock and pop classics and original compositions.

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