Celebrate summer at the Library!
Enjoy Shakespeare, a radio play and folk music this August. The Next Stage Ensemble of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey returns to Library Headquarters on August 1 to perform Shakespeare’s classic Henry V.
In addition, there will be a family folk concert featuring The Spook Handy Band on August 10, and a radio play of The Great Gatsby performed by Raconteur Radio on August 15.
Read on for details!
-- On Thursday, August 1 at 7 p.m., the Next Stage Ensemble will perform Shakespeare’s historical masterpiece, Henry V. Shakespeare’s tale brings history to life in the gripping coming-of-age story of a new king and his nation.
The young and inexperienced Henry V of
All performances are free and open to the public! Suggested ages are 12 years and above.
-- Celebrate in style at a special Family Fun Day Concert on Saturday, August 10 at Library Headquarters,
At 1 p.m. folk singer/songwriter Spook Handy and The Spook Handy Band will take the stage to perform The Music of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Peter, Paul & Mary.
Spook Handy has been called “a modern day troubadour in the style of Pete Seeger and Phil Ochs.” His program tells the history of
Enjoy the classics, and sing along with your kids!
-- Got Gatsby fever? On August 15 at 7 PM, Library Headquarters welcomes back the actors of Raconteur Radio, who will perform a radio play of The Great Gatsby.
Using author F. Scott Fitzgerald's own words to narrate the classic story of Daisy and Gatsby, this live theatre event, complete with period costumes, will stir up fond memories and elicit new ones.
Raconteur Radio delighted audiences at Library Headquarters with a Batman radio play at the Library’s Comic-Con last year, along with a performance of the classic radio thriller Sorry, Wrong Number.
And be sure to catch these programs:
76th Commemoration of the Hindenburg
7 p.m. Thursday, August 8
Join us as we look back with the 76th Commemoration of The Hindenburg disaster. Carl Jablonski, President of the Navy Lakehurst Historical Society, presents an oral and visual presentation on the history of airships, the Hindenburg, and Lakehurst Naval Station today.
Corn - Simply A-Maize-ing!
A Judith Krall-Russo Presentation
4 p.m. Thursday, August 8
Come learn the fascinating history of corn and its folklore from ancient times to today's modern farmers in