Dr. Richard M. Shiff Forum presents: Stephen Page Jazz Trio
The Stephen Page Jazz Trio will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, July 23, in the Otto Fehlow Meeting Room, . This modern jazz performance will feature Stephen C. Page, piano; Nate Therrien, bass; and Eric von Oeyen, drums. Stephen C. Page has vast performing and teaching experience throughout New England and New York. Stephen received his B.A. in Jazz Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with a concentration in Jazz piano and contemporary improvisation. He has studied with a variety of teachers including Billy Taylor, Yusef Lateef, Andy LaVerne and Kenny Werner. Most notably Stephen had the opportunity to study with the renowned music educator Charlie Banacos extensively until his passing in 2009. Stephen teaches private music lessons in his studio in Western Massachusetts, and at the Northampton Community Music Center in Northampton, MA. Stephen is currently on faculty at Greenfield Community College serving as an applied music instructor. Stephen also serves on the faculty at the annual summer Jazz in July program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst as a rehearsal pianist for the vocalists in the program. Stephen’s latest CD is entitled “From My World” and features an all-acoustic solo piano setting recorded at the UMass Fine Arts Center. This jazz program will feature standards from the Great American Song Book as well as a few originals from the various band members. Come hear our wonderful new piano belt out some Jazz in July at the Plymouth Public Library.
Altered Art: An Art Club for Teens and Tweens
Teens and tweens are invited to join Altered Art, an art club for ages 9 to 14 years. The second meeting of the group is at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at the , 132 South St. The goal of Altered Art is to recreate famous works or the style of famous artists. At this meeting, we’ll be recreating a famous work of Alexander Calder and his famous mobiles using any objects we can find. If you are participating in the , you will earn a raffle ticket toward the end of the summer raffle drawing. Participation is free, but space will be limited, so register online on our calendar of events at www.plymouthpubliclibrary.org. Own the Night is sponsored by the Plymouth Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Boston Bruins.
Stargazers: A Book Club for Teens
Teens are invited to join Stargazers, a book discussion group for ages 11 to 14 years. The first meeting is at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the, 132 South St. Our selection for the month is Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick. Copies of the book will be available in the Children’s Room at the Main Library for you to pick up and check out. If you are participating in the Own the Night summer reading program, you will earn a raffle ticket toward the end of the summer raffle drawing. Participation is free.
Repurposing Books: Creative Home Decorations
Come to the for a program on reusing old books at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, we’ll be making planters for small houseplants. The projects are inspired by Lisa Occhipinti’s book, The Repurposed Library: 33 Craft Projects That Give Old Books New Life, featuring several projects that teens and adults can make. This will be the last in a series of three events for the summer based on repurposing books. Registration will be required as space and supplies will be limited; register online or call the Manomet Branch Library at 508-830-4185.
Learn to use an eReader
Come to the , Saturday, Aug. 11, at 2:30 p.m. for a look at the different eReaders available and some practical help downloading a book from the library’s digital collection on OverDrive. Get some hands on experience with an iPad, Nook, Kindle and more. No registration is necessary for this program. If you already own a device, feel free to bring it along and we may have time for some one-on-one help.
History Book Club at the Manomet Branch Library
Please join us at the for a book group exclusively dedicated to nonfiction history books. Anyone interested in history or the past’s influence on current events or who enjoys a thoroughly engaging discussion is encouraged to attend and join at any meeting. The history book group meets one Thursday a month at 4:00 p.m. Our next selection is The Telephone Gambit: Chasing Alexander Graham Bell’s Secret by Seth Shulman to be discussed Thursday, Aug. 23. Selected titles are available at the Manomet Branch Library one month prior to the discussion.
All of these programs are free and sponsored by the Plymouth Public Library Corporation. The library is fully accessible; for further information, please contact Jennifer Harris, Assistant Library Director at 508-830-4250//TTY 508-747-5882 or visit our website at www.plymouthpubliclibrary.org for a calendar of events.