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Tradition! Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof

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fiddlerThis year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Broadway opening of Fiddler on the Roof, the first  Broadway play to surpass 3,000 performances. Fiddler is noted for its music and its depiction of family life in Russia and the struggle of people to maintain their traditions.

Come celebrate Fiddler at 50 as the Monmouth County Library Headquarters presents Tradition! A Musical Celebration of 50th Anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof on Sunday, September 21 at 2 p.m. This special celebration is free and open to all.

Violinist David Podles will showcase all the styles of Jewish musical genre that inspired the music in Fiddler and discuss how each genre directly influenced the music in the show. He will play pieces beginning with ancient Hebrew Nigun, to European Jewish music, to Freilehs used in Klezmer, which is music for celebration and dancing.

Singer Maggie Worsale of the Traveling Literary Theater will perform some of the songs from Fiddler with her accompanist, renowned pianist John Colianni. Worsdale has a voice that defies categorization -- jazz, Broadway standards and novelty songs are all part of her repertoire.

Colianni has been the pianist for many notable bands, singers and orchestras, including Mel Torme, Woody Allen, Lionel Hampton, Les Paul at NYC'S Iridium Cafe, as well as his owngroup, The John Colianni Quintet.

Library Headquarters is located at 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan 07726. Call 732-431-7220 x7222 for more information.

September Concerts at the Library

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Come enjoy a free concert at the Library in September!

Jazz returns on Sunday, September 14 as the Warren Vaché Quartet takes the stage at Library Headquarters in Manalapan. Tim McLoone and the Shirleys also return to Library Headquarters on Sunday,September 28 for a tribute concert to singer Linda Ronstadt.

Singer and educator Phil Bruschi will perform several concerts iat Library branches n September and Library Headquarters will host a special patriotic concert by the Matinee Idles to mark the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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Register now for fall US Citizenship class

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flagDo you want to become a United States citizen? Get help to prepare for the U.S. citizenship test at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan this fall.

Library Headquarters will hold an 11-week program to help those who wish to take the citizenship test. The classes will be held on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The class schedule will be as follows: September 9, 16 and 30; October 7, 14, 21 and 28, November 18 and 25; and December 2 and 9.

You must register for this program, either by phone, in person at the library, or online. Space is limited. Registration begins Monday, August 4.

To register by phone, please call 732-431-7220, x7222. To register in person, come to the reference desk at Library Headquarters, located at 125 Symmes Drive in Manalapan.

To register online, go to the Library webpage at www.monmouthcountylib.org and click on the link contained in the calendar of events under the dates of the courses.

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Try the new Monmouth County Library mobile app!

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Now you can take the Monmouth County Library wherever you roam with the Library’s free app! The MonCo Library app is now available for download.

Need to renew that book? With the new app, you can do it from your smart phone or tablet. Search for titles, use research databases, check on upcoming programs – all that and more is just a screen touch away!

Log on to www.monmouth.boopsie.com and download the MonCo Library app to the device of your choice. The app is free and available for mobile devices running Apple IOS, Android, Windows phone and Amazon Kindle with tablet.

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Sneak Preview: The Road to Vahalla

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roadtovalThe Monmouth County Library Headquarters will host another sneak preview of a Civil War documentary on Thursday, July 31 at 6 PM.

The Kansas-Missouri Border War was a bloody precursor to the Civil War. View the documentary The Road to Valhalla at Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan 07726, and then discuss the film with director Ken Spurgeon. This program is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association.

When the Civil War erupted in 1861, it was a shock to many Americans. It was not a shock to the people of the Kansas-Missouri border. They had been at war since 1854, fighting over whether Kansas would be a free state or a slave state. The Road to Valhalla documents the effects of the Kansas-Missouri Border War and the role Kansas played.

The film is scheduled to premiere in October. For more information on this free event, please call 732-431-7220 x7222.

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