Monday, October 19, 2015
This is a great week to check out the Library's Idea Farm makerspace, a place for the community to come together, create and share knowledge. On Mon. Oct. 19th there will be an Intro to 3D Printing class; on Wed. Oct. 21st an Intro to Arduino Microcomputers class and on Thurs. Oct. 21st an Advanced 3D Printing class. All classes begin at 7pm and registration is necessary by calling 732-721-5600 x5033 or going online at www.oldbridgelibrary.org. All are welcome, but children under age 9 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
The Library is very excited to present a special reenactment of the famous "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast this Saturday, Oct.17th at 2:30pm. In honor of the 77th anniversary of the program, the Garden State Speculative Fiction Writers Group (GSSW) will perform using the original radio script, incorporating live sound effects and wearing period costuming. The original "War of the Worlds" was an episode of the American radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air, and was performed on Oct. 30th, 1938. Narrated and directed by Orson Welles, the episode was an adaptation of H.G. Wells' novel, and became famous for allegedly causing mass panic, although the extent of this mass panic is uncertain, as the program had relatively few listeners. Come join us for a taste of the excitement and fear experienced by listeners long ago.
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Head down to the Library this Saturday, Oct. 10th at 2:30pm for a great Oldies Concert featuring one of the tri-state area's premier bands -- Jersey Sound. Known for their versatility and outstanding musicianship, the group will perform an eclectic blend of doo-wop, classic oldies, Motown, R&B, British Invasion and pop selections. The seven-member band features an outstanding rhythm section and exceptional vocals and performs regularly at numerous venues locally and throughout NJ, NY and CT. The free event is funded by the Old Bridge Cultural Arts Committee and is the latest in the Library's "Second Saturday" concert series. So come spend a great afternoon listening to songs made popular by Louis Prima, Dion, The Four Seasons, The Duprees, The Four Tops and Huey Lewis and the News. All are welcome!