Larry Wolfert, an instructor for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rutgers University, will present a four part series of lectures on comedians of the 20th century. Featured comedians will include Charlie Chaplin, the Marx Brothers, Abbott and Costello, Burns and Allen, Jack Benny, Danny Kaye, Lucille Ball, Sid Caesar, Jackie Gleason, and Carol Burnett. The series will progress to the comedic duos of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Mike Nichols and Elaine May, Stiller and Meara, and Marty Allen and Steve Rossi. Lectures will be held at 11 am on Tuesdays, June 6, June 13, June 20, and June 27. Register in person, by calling 973-635-0603, or online. A $40 fee for this series is required payable to the Friends of the Library by June 1.Read more...
Four authors from the Mystery Writers of America will discuss the development of the mystery genre from its origins in the works of writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, early English mysteries, the Sherlock Holmes stories to American detective fiction authors such as Hammett and Chandler. The lectures will be held at 1 pm on the following dates:
- June 6 Peggy Ehrhart on Edgar Allan Poe
- June 13 Jeff Markowitz on Anna Katherine Green, the nearly forgotten mother of American mystery
- June 20 Lindsay Faye on Sherlock Holmes
- June 27 Dave White on the Hardboiled School of Crime Fiction in the U.S.
Register in person, by calling 973-635-0603, or online. A $40 fee for this series is required payable to the Friends of the Library by June 1.
Are you a bit rusty with your Spanish language skills? Maria José Suarez and Andrea Plitt will moderate this Spanish discussion group. Join us and meet with these native speakers who will help you get a conversation going. You may sign up online, in person, or call the library at 973‑635‑0603.Read more...