Friday, July 1, 2011


WOPL LogoJuly Programs for Adults 

(Advance registration is recommended for all programs.)   

Let the Music Transport You
Thursday, July 7, at 7 PM

The Library hosts a free screening of The Many Faces of Billie Holiday, a documentary film about the legendary music and tragic life of one of jazz's all time great singers.  Jazz expert Robert S. Gold will introduce the film. Gold will also lead a short discussion following the screening. Advance registration is recommended. Click here to register. 

Robert S. Gold is the author of two books and many articles about jazz. His televised appearances include an interview on the Today Show.   

Book Discussion
Monday, July 11, 1:30 PM 

The discussion focuses on The Postmistress by Sarah Blake. Light refreshments will be served.

Meet Author Myla Goldberg
Thursday, July 14, at  PM

Bestselling author Myla Goldberg will read from her latest book, The False Friend. This evocative novel explores the unreliable nature of memory and the long-lasting effects of a lie.  "Goldberg uses beautiful, emotionally descriptive language to keep us with one ear to the ground, listening for the slow, quiet footsteps of creeping tragedy," according to Booklist.  Richard Gere and Juliette Binoche starred in the movie version of Goldberg's previous book Bee Season. Advance registration is recommended. Click here to register. 

Funding for this event is provided by Peter, Jonathon, and Alice Messeri. Their donation to the Library was made in honor of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Messeri.   Mrs. Messeri is a former West Orange school librarian and an avid reader.  Light refreshments will be served.  

Roman Holiday
Thursday, July 21 at 6:30 PM

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck light up the screen in the 1953 Academy Award-winning film, Roman Holiday.  Dr. Cathleen Londino will introduce a free screening of this classic romantic comedy at the Library.  Hepburn plays the part of a princess who slips away from her royal duties to explore Rome on her own. While incognito, she has a marvelous adventure with an American journalist. The film was directed by legendary movie-maker William Wyler. Roman Holiday received an impressive ten Academy Award nominations and won four Oscars. Join us on this "trip" to Rome—you may just forget you're at the West Orange Library.    

Dr. Londino is a professor of film history at Kean University. Advance registration is recommended. Click here to register.  

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