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The Life of George Washington Carver
by the American Historical Theatre
Celebrate Black History Month with this brilliant one-man performance depicting the life of one of our nation's greatest scientist! George Washington Carver, better known as the Peanut Man, was the inventor responsible for redeveloping the southern crop industry after the Civil War. His sought alternative crops to cotton during the boll weevil blight in the 1920s, and his discoveries with peanuts, sweet potato, and soy beans, changed the southern crop industry. His ideas influenced farmers both here at home and countries abroad for many years. Carver was a man of strong religious beliefs and of great tenacity, in his interpretation, Henley discusses the power of faith, and reveals the strong will and determination of Carver.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Watercolor Basics with Joy Lara
Due to the hands-on nature of this class, registration is limited! Registration is available for Westfield Resident Cardholders only. Beginning February 21, MURAL patrons may register, Space Permitting. Learn to have fun with Watercolors in this introductory class. Artist Joy Cabanos will guide you through understanding the materials, basic skills & experimenting with techniques so you can create a pleasing painting, even if this is the first time you try watercolors. Materials will be provided.
Deni Bonet, Electric Violinist
Join us for an afternoon of unique and electrifying music with electric violinist, Deni Bonet. Deni will be performing a number of hits and unique songs.
Deni has a stellar resume, having performed and recorded with Cyndi Lauper, R.E.M., Sarah McLachlan and is Irish rocker Mundy's go-to violinist when he tours the USA. Her previous appearances include two sold-out shows at Carnegie Hall, concerts on the Great Wall of China, at the United Nations and a show at the White House for President Obama, the First Lady and Vice-President Biden.
Guitarist Chris Flynn will be accompanying her during the performance. Chris is a Westfield resident who will be performing with Deni at Carnegie Hall and will be joining her in Ireland in May.
Why Do Young People Run for Office?
with John Celock
More young people are seeking elective office, with those 35 and under taking office as mayors, state legislators and members of Congress across the country. Last year saw the election of the youngest woman to be elected to Congress in American history, along with a rise in young candidates – and now officeholders - around the country. More millennials are getting involved in politics, helping to change the course of American politics.What propels young people to run for office? What challenges do they face? How does their age impact how they view public policy? We’ll explore these questions and more during a program presented by John R.D. Celock, the author of The Next Generation: Young Elected Officials and their Impact on American Politics (Continuum International Publishing). Mr. Celock interviewed over 90 current and former young elected officials nationwide for the book, the first comprehensive look at why young people run for office.
John R.D. Celock is the president of Celock Media Group, a New Jersey based communications firm, and the editor of The Celock Report, a political news website focused on state level politics and young elected officials nationwide.
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Mike Rose Magic Show: Winter Wonders
Mike Rose presents 'Winter Wonders Magic Show,' a show completely themed around snow, cold, and winter activities. Join us for this entertaining interactive magic show!
Evening Lego Club
Use your imagination to create wonderful LEGO structures!
Enjoy a playspace and reading nook as you and your little one(s) enjoy the chance to get together! Moms, dads, caregivers and babies 0-23 months are invited to socialize and interact in our program room. We'll provide playmats, board books and simple toys.