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Library: Programs & Events

Adults

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Register online by going to our online program calendar & signup. You may also register in person or by calling 973.895.3556 during library hours. Unless otherwise noted, only Randolph residents are eligible to attend children’s programs that require registration.

Books & Bagels

Date(s): Saturdays
Time: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Books & Bagels is back! The Friends of the Randolph Library resumes its sponsorship of Books & Bagels every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Do you love to read? Do you want reading suggestions? Then join this informal discussion in the Quiet Study Room. Come meet your neighbors and enjoy a cup of coffee and a bagel. Just drop in, no registration is required. For adults only.

Registration Necessary: No


Cake Decorating with Suzanne Zimmer Lowery

Date(s): Wednesday, May 13
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Join Suzanne for a demonstration of basic cake decorating skills. She will be spinning her turntable to fill and frost a cake. Learn to color buttercream icing and use the proper techniques of handling a pastry bag to create various simple, as well as lavish borders. Roses and rosebuds will adorn the confection and an inscription will complete the edible work of art.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 14


Hotter than a Pepper Sprout: America’s Music with Nina Et Cetera

Date(s): Sunday, May 17
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Music by Johnny Cash, Billie Holiday, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Peggy Lee, Gershwin and many others, accompanied with guitar, vocals, bass, percussion, harmonica, and much more. This program includes a sprinkling of anecdotes which highlight the diversity and rich history of American Music ranging from jazz, blues, gospel, folk, rock and roll and their many varieties.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 14


Zydeco-A-Go-Go

Date(s): Monday, June 29
Time: 7:00 p.m.

“Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!!”—Kicking off the Randolph 2015 Summer Music Series

“Let the Good Times Roll!!” Returning from Summer 2014 by popular demand: Creole Zydeco and Cajun 2-steps combine with funky New Orleans Rhythm & Blues and vintage Louisiana Rock & Roll into a spicy gumbo of irresistible dance music—you know it’s gonna be a wild & swingin’ bayou boogaloo, pitch-a-wang-dang-doodle-ZYDECO DANCE PARTY!

Registration Necessary: No


FrostKings

Date(s): Monday, July 6
Time: 7:00 p.m.

The FrostKings are an R&B, swing and blues band, who have blended their diverse musical styles and backgrounds to form one tight-knit band. Equally at home playing swinging shuffles, slow blues or full-tilt boogies, their repertoire ranges from the West Coast swing stylings of Louis Jordan and T-Bone Walker, to the classic blues of Luther Johnson, B.B. King, Eddie “Clean Head” Vinson and Muddy Waters, to the R&B of Wilson Pickett and Herbie Hancock. If you’re not already a swing-blues fan, you will be after hearing the Icey-Cold tones of the FrostKings!

Registration Necessary: No


No Surrender

Date(s): Monday, July 13
Time: 7:00 p.m.

…duly named as this band refuses to give into the adage that over 50 is too old for musicians. Hailing from Kenvil, NJ this band plays the classics as well as the current popular tunes. They promise to keep playing as long as their bodies hold out…no retreat, No Surrender! The band continues to evolve and stay current, concentrating on having fun while performing all those memory making songs, and adding a few more with every performance!

Registration Necessary: No


TropyBand Orquesta

Date(s): Monday, July 20
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Continuing with the musical legacy of director Alberto Bernal (1921-1999) and his band El COMBO DE ORO, TropyBand Orquesta was founded in 2006 by Jairo Bernal and Diego Rodriguez. Primarily a Salsa band, they also play other tropical rhythms such as Cumbia, Merengue, Bolero, with a unique interpretation. With a full brass and rhythm section, and some very talented singers, this band plays Latin music the way it was meant to be played, with energy!

Registration Necessary: No


X-RAY IMIJ (Jimi Hendrix Tribute Band)

Date(s): Monday, July 27
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Playing Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and the band’s signature Jimi Hendrix—A South Jersey trio dedicated to recapturing the sound of the legendary Jimi Hendrix Experience; their passion and respect comes through with every note! Jimi’s sound, creativity and recording techniques were ahead of their time and opened new musical possibilities. His influence on the music community en mass, in the decades since his death in 1970, turned the world of electric guitar playing on its head. Come EXPERIENCE the EXPERIENCE!

Registration Necessary: No


Superstition

Date(s): Monday, August 3
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Named after the Stevie Wonder tune, Superstition is a 9-piece band that plays some of the best Motown, soul, funk, rock, and pop songs ever written. Fronted by some of the most soulful lead singers around, Superstition’s signature “Classic Motown” sound is powered by its smokin’ rhythm section and capped off by a super-tight horn section. Specializing in classic soul, Superstition covers a wide array of material, and all the greatest tunes.

Registration Necessary: No