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From the Director - October 2014

With fall arriving the Summit Library is alive with activity for all ages.

The Sunday afternoon concert series resumes on October 5th with a performance by Linda Ipanema performing a program entitled “The Legendary Ladies of Song.” Ms. Ipanema will perform favorite songs made famous by Rosemary Clooney, Peggy Lee, Doris Day, Billie Holiday and more. On November 16th a New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Ensemble group will perform “A Musician’s Life” and December 7th will feature Tom and Sandy Doyle presenting a tribute to Les Paul and Mary Ford. All Sunday afternoon concerts begin at 2:00 pm.

Tuesday evenings in October will offer three great lectures covering a wide spectrum of topics. On October 7th Judy Kuskin, a licensed clinical social worker, will tell you how to be the parent you wish you had when you were growing up. Author Annamaria Alfieri will discuss her historical mystery, Strange Gods on October 14th and October 21st brings Professor Angus Kress Gillespie telling the strange tale of the Jersey Devil. Is it real or not? Decide for yourself with this scary Halloween-season legend. All Tuesday evening lectures begin at 7:30 pm.

Calling all Luke Skywalker, R2-D2 and Chewbacca fans! Saturday, October 11th is Star Wars Reads Day and the Youth Services Department will host a Star Wars craft program at 11:00 am for pre-school kids and another one at 2:00 pm for elementary school kids. Wear your favorite Star Wars costume and participate in the Star Wars scavenger hunt happening all day. There will also be a really cool Star Wars exhibit in the display cases for the whole month of October.

Halloween will be in the air on Saturday, October 18th at 2:00 pm with cool Halloween crafts and on Saturday, October 25th with some spooky tales and tunes. Come at 3:00 pm and wear your costume for this hootiful event.

Want to know more about Chinese culture? Join our Chinese Club meeting once a month starting October 28th. Get more information at the library or on the website atwww.summitlibrary.org.

Do you have old family movies on VHS, 8 mm or other formats? Time to get those converted to DVD! The Friends of the Library are hosting an event on Saturday, November 15th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm that will help you achieve your goal. Bring in your old movies and they will be converted just in time for holiday gifts. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Library and that will benefit the library. Start looking for your videos now so you’re all ready by November 15th.

The Library Board of Trustees has been hard at work making the library easier for you to use. Seventeen year-olds will now be eligible for an adult library card. Kids can now check out family DVDs and there are no longer fees to place a hold on a book or to place an interlibrary loan request. If you haven’t been to the library lately, check out the new adult reference desk located right front and center and in the middle of all the fun! Stop in soon and check out the changes. We are working hard to live up to our mission statement – “The Summit Free Public Library informs, enriches and inspires the community".

Library hours are Monday through Thursday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Hope to see you soon!


Susan Permahos, Director
Summit Free Public Library