Tom Barron and Friends entertained a full house this afternoon with some cool jazz and big band favorites like Linda (“When I go to sleep / I never count sheep, / I count all the charms about Linda”) and Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans, while members of the audience enjoyed old-fashioned ice cream sundaes.
Following the concert, we drew from your book and movie reviews for some very generous gift certificates from local businesses.
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It’s still not too late to sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Program! All you have to do is to write a brief review of three or more books you have read or listened to, or a DVD you have seen this summer. Each review becomes your raffle ticket in the August 17th drawing for some very generous gift certificates from local businesses.
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Wednesday, August 17th, at 2:00 PM
Join us as we again welcome the popular Tom Barron and his band for afternoon jazz at Rye Public Library. Celebrate the close of our Summer Reading Program for adults with an ice cream social and prize drawing!
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Enjoy our first summer afternoon of music with the Al Derben Trio on Wednesday, July 13 at 2:00pm.“ This local trio will help us swing in to our Summer Reading Program for Adults: Novel Destinations.“ Our theme promotes reading items with an exotic locale this summer, and expresses the joy of armchair travel via your public library.“ You can read any genre you enjoy, though, and simply enter a short review of the book into our drawing for an array of prizes from local merchants.
The Al Derben Trio, featuring Woody Allen on guitar, Doug Bennett on guitar and vocals, and Bruce Derr on pedal steel guitar, plays a mix of swing era standards and songs from the Great American Songbook. The unusual combination of instruments brings a unique musical flavor to this talented group. The show opens with “Nice and Naughty” whose original music speaks to all aspects of everyday life, from whimsical to poignant…serious to silly. Accompanied by stand-up bass, guitar and pennywhistle their exquisite harmonies are the highlight of their performances. Sometimes irreverent but never rude…they’re always fun!
Don’t miss a chance to stock up on summer reading, viewing, and information, and enjoy some cool jazz at the same time.“ Join us for the first of our summer music afternoons on Wednesday July 13th at 2:00 pm here at the Library.“ And after the performance, stop in at the Farmer’s Market across the street for some tasty local produce, baked goods, seafood, and more!
The 2011 Adult Summer Reading Program is open! Come on in and sign up, receive a Rye Public Library mouse pad, start reading, and write a short review. Each of your reviews becomes your raffle ticket for the big drawing and ice cream social on Wednesday, August 17th.
This year’s theme is “Novel Destinations,” and we’ll be featuring fiction and non-fiction about living and traveling around the world. (And maybe even a few out-of-this-world destinations.) Start your adventures today!