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Adult Education Series

Courses are offered in art, music, history, and current events; all courses taught by subject specialists. In order to ensure the highest quality presenters, the Library may collect a fee for each course, though some lecture series will be free.

The library is happy to announce its first virtual series of Adult Education!

The Three B’s of Music–The Modern Version: Bach, Beethoven, and The Beatles
Wednesdays, March 3, 10 & 17 – 7 pm
Barry Wiesenfeld, a musician, published author, and faculty member of SUNY and Ramapo College, will hold a three-lecture series, The Three B’s of Music–The Modern Version: Bach, Beethoven, and The Beatles.

Registration for this fascinating series of lectures is open now!

Lectures will be held virtually via Zoom, and all registered participants will receive a Zoom link before each lecture.

There is a fee of $8 to attend each lecture.  If you are unable to pay, please send an email to and we will waive the fee. To pay for the lectures (you can pay for one, two, or all three lectures at once), click here.

Session 1 – Back to Bach

Wednesday, March 3

In the first session, Barry will discuss how Bach teaches us how music works, and how he outlined concepts of music theory still used today.  We will learn about some of his magnificent works by dissecting them to understand their components and his contributions to music.

To register for the first lecture, Back to Bachclick here.

Session 2 – Learning Ludwig

Wednesday, March 10

This second session shows how Beethoven took the musical world into which he was born, mastered it, and transformed the Romantic era into the Classical era.  He lived a tragic life, but gave concepts and emotion to his music unrivaled to this day.  This lecture will discuss his life and contributions to the world of music.

To register for the second lecture, Learning Ludwigclick here.

Session 3 – The Beatles: 50 Years Later

Wednesday, March 17

This lecture will show how five guys (yes, five) took the popular music that came before them and altered what was to come.  The floors of their studio were littered with pieces of what were once glass ceilings, and their music changed lives forever.  We will isolate some of the spices in their recipes, and you will listen to their music differently and more deeply in the future.

To register for the third lecture, The Beatles: 50 Years Later, click here.


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