FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BUSINESS MEETING
Wednesday, October 5, at 3:00 P.M.
The Friends are busier than ever and need your help! Friends President, Susen Edwards, asks anyone interested in helping with Friends activities, events, and fundraisers to attend this meeting. We're looking for energetic, positive people who want to make a difference in our community.
FIDDLE & TRADITION IN AMERICA: HISTORY AND DEMONSTRATION
Sunday, October 16, at 3:00 P.M.
Until the early 20th century, the fiddle was the centerpiece of American folk music and culture. Historian and musician Matthew Backes, Ph.D. discusses the history of fiddle traditions and provides a demonstration of technique and repertoire. Thanks go to The Horizons Speakers Bureau of the NJ Council for the Humanities for providing this event.
COMING TO AMERICA THROUGH ELLIS ISLAND
Thursday, October 27, at 2:00 P.M.
Walter Choroszewski, well-known NJ photographer and lecturer, presents an overview of immigration in America and highlights the third Great Wave that came through Ellis Island in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
CARE AND DATING OF QUILTS Sunday, November 13, at 3:00 P.M.
Dana Balsamo, quilt historian, will discuss ways to help identify quilts: pattern, fabrics, construction, etc. She will also talk about proper care and storage for quilts and textiles. You’re welcome to bring one quilt to determine pattern and date (No monetary values can be given at the program). Come learn everything you wanted to know about quilts, but were afraid to ask!
CONCERT BY ELLEN WOLOSHIN, “TRIED AND TRUE”
Sunday, November 20, at 3:00 P.M.
Pop singer and songwriter, Ellen Woloshin presents a concert of songs from her two albums as well as well-known songs that have stood the test of time in pop music. Ellen’s songs are personal yet universal as she connects with the listener with purity of tone and understated delivery.
See Ellen perform: https://youtu.be/QOokxd6vfh8
The Middlesex Heritage Quilters are in need of a few gently used sewing machines. Most of their gorgeous creations are donated to local charities. If anyone has a lonely, dusty machine that they would like to donate to the group, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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MIDDLESEX PUBLIC LIBRARY
1300 MOUNTAIN AVE.
MIDDLESEX, NJ 08846
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