Cranford Public Library October 2022
Thursday, October 6 at 7 p.m.
Join us at the Community Center for a fun evening of general-knowledge trivia, hosted by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library! Please follow this link to register your team. https://bit.ly/3AB2pIF
Saturday, October 8 at 10:15 a.m.
Literary Cafe is a book chat program. The format is simple: Bring a few of your recent favorite books and tell the other members of the group what you like about them. Admission is free and all are welcome. Patrons are welcome to join us at the Cranford Community Center or online. Refreshments sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library. No registration required. Visit our website or contact the library for the Zoom link to attend virtually.
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Thursday, October 13 – Saturday, October 15
Looking for some good reading at bargain prices? The Friends of the Cranford Public Library invite you to visit their Used Book Sale in the Cranford Public Library’s Friendly Book Cellar from Thursday, October 13 through Saturday, October 15, 2022. Browse through thousands of books at low prices. This sale is open to all, and registration is required. Attendees are invited to sign up for a one-hour session, starting on the hour. Only cash and checks are accepted; no credit or debit cards. Please register here: eventbrite.com/e/used-book-sale-tickets-394438695757
Taiko Drum Concert
Saturday, October 15 at 2 p.m.
Taiko (太鼓, literally “big drum”) is a type of Japanese percussion that has been played for well over 1,000 years. Traditionally, taiko were used in religious ceremonies, festivals, and as theatrical accompaniment. Kumi-daiko, or ensemble drumming, was created in the 1950s. In kumi-daiko, many drummers play different-sized drums to create complex rhythms and stylized performances. This style of taiko drumming has become extremely popular and taiko groups have formed all across the world. This program is for all ages! Sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library. Please register here: eventbrite.com/e/omny-taiko-concert-tickets-381348432427
Virtual Opera Talks: Halloween at the Opera
Monday, October 17 at 7 p.m.
Join award-winning librarian and opera singer Tanisha Mitchell for another fantastic virtual opera talk! There’s nothing like a scare and suspense at the opera! Explore the art of revenge through a ghost from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, a witch from Verdi’s Il Trovatore and a deadly diva from Puccini’s Tosca. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library. Please register for this Zoom program here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FMnantZKQN2C1lfreCdgx
International Film Screening
Monday, October 17 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Join us at the Cranford Community Center for our monthly International Film screening. The same film will be shown at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. No registration required. Please contact the library for the film title.
Karl Latham Trio
Tuesday, October 18 at 7 p.m.
Drummer Karl Latham’s career has spanned the globe performing, recording and producing with Grammy Award winning artists, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members and multitude of internationally acclaimed musicians. Karl is best known for his exceptional ability to dig into a variety of musical styles. Join us at the Cranford Community Center for this fantastic concert. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library. Please follow the link to register: eventbrite.com/e/karl-latham-trio-concert-new-date-tickets-408944553167
Raconteur Radio Presents: War of the Worlds
Monday, October 24 at 7 p.m.
We are thrilled to welcome back Raconteur Radio for another in-person radio play! Raconteur Radio stages theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature/film, and pop culture parodies for live audiences at traditional and improvised venues throughout the Tri-State area. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library.
Please register here: eventbrite.com/e/raconteur-radio-war-of-the-worlds-tickets-400268342387
Women in Music
Wednesday, October 26 at 7 p.m.
A fun and informative live music program about the impact of women on music in America. From their musical contributions to their struggle for equal pay and recognition, singer/songwriter Kirsten Thien covers the early innovators and pioneers, as well as contemporary stars of today while sharing some of her personal journey as a professional touring and recording musician. Part concert, part history, part folklore, Kirsten is accompanied by Eric Boyd on bass and guitar for this one hour program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Please register here: eventbrite.com/e/women-in-music-folk-rock-soul-blue-new-date-tickets-408947251237