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Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Just a quick reminder about the Library's "Musical Weekend"

B.D. Lenz Trio – Saturday, April 3rd at 1:00 p.m.

Jazz fusion guitarist B.D. Lenz forged his identity by combining his background in mathematics with his knowledge of music theory to produce the right combination of grooves and melodies. Lenz, who grew up in West Milford, NJ, discovered jazz relatively late in his life. He first encountered it at a clinic given by jazz guitarist Mike Stern at the Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA, where Lenz studied in a one-year music program from 1989-1990. Lenz didn't perform in public, concentrating instead on learning guitar and music theory during his year in California. Since then, he’s gone on to record three compact discs, Tell the World (1997) Lost and Found (1999), and Simple Life (2003).

O.B. Library to Present Classical Concert Sunday, April 4rd at 2:00 p.m.

Come to the Old Bridge Public Library for this delightful presentation of classical music by this popular local classical ensemble. The Ambassador String Quartet will play a set of classical works from various composers. There is no need to register for this free concert.

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Monday, March 22, 2004

Thanks to all who came out to attend the concert by the Odessa Klezmer band on Saturday, March 20th. This was our largest audience yet for a musical performance, well over 100 poeple.

Don't forget this Saturday's free programs, a presentation and reading by mystery author Karen Swee and the ever-popular Board Game club!

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Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Saturday, March 20th at 1:00 p.m.

The Old Bridge Central Library presents a free concert by The Odessa Klezmer Band. Klezmer is a form of instrumental folk music developed in the Eastern European Jewish community. The Odessa Klezmer band is a popular local ensemble that has performed in Gracie Mansion among other locations. This concert is free and open to the public.

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The Old Bridge Public Library would like to thank Sarah Touborg for coming to the Main Library for an author visit regarding her new book "Not Your Mother's Divorce." There was a lively discussion about the book and publishing in general.

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Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Local Author Speaks About 20-Something Divorces Saturday, March 13th at 1:00 p.m.

The Old Bridge Public Library will present a program by Sarah Touborg, co-author of Not Your Mother’s Divorce, a practical guide for young women about surviving the stress of a divorce. She will discuss her research and findings as well as the process of having the book published. “We were the first generation to have such wide-spread divorce among our parents,” says Touborg, “it made us more determined to make our own marriages work, and that much more disappointed when they didn’t.” There is no need to register for this free event. For more information, contact Tim at the Old Bridge Public Library, (732) 721-5600 ext. 2313.

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Friday, March 05, 2004

On Friday evening, March 5th, the Library hosted it's second annual Volunteer Reception to thank all of the Library's volunteers who have given so generously of their time. The evening was a smashing success. Thank you to the volunteer reception committee for a wonderful evening. The volunteer reception committee included staff members Maria Nowak, Gail Sankner, Shirley Zuk, Wendi Smolowitz and Mary Garcia. A special thank you to Art Freihon who was honored for his service of over thirty years to the Old Bridge Library

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Monday, March 01, 2004

The Ambassador String Quartet has announced the program for their Sunday, April 4 performance at the Central Library. The concert will take place at 2:00 p.m.

Works to be performed:

Quartet No. 35, Opus 64, No. 5 “The Lark” by Joseph Haydn

Allegro Moderato
Adagio Cantablie
Menuetto and Trio
Finale

Quartet Op. 18, No. 5 by Ludwig Van Beethoven

Allegro
Menuetto and Trio
Andante Cantabile
Allegro

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