Pop Goes the Library

Using Pop Culture to Make Libraries Better.

by Sophie Brookover, Liz Burns, Melissa Rabey, Susan Quinn, John Klima, Carlie Webber, Karen Corday, and Eli Neiburger. We're librarians. We're pop culture mavens. We're Pop Culture Librarians.


Music At The Library

There are three cool programs coming up at Ocean County Library, NJ (aka MPOW) and I couldn't resist doing a bit of PR for them:

On Thursday, November 2nd at 7 p.m. at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, there will be a the Beta Dance Troupe, an Ethiopian-Israeli dance company. The dancers represent the ancient African traditions of 105,000 Ethiopian Jews now living in Israel. Their unique style of dance is rarely seen in the U.S.

On Monday, November 13th at 7 p.m., my branch is having an evening of Irish Folk Music with The Snakes. The Snakes are a six piece band whose members hail from across NJ. They play an interesting blend of traditional Irish folk songs and pub songs. Using accordion, banjo, tin whistle, mandolin, and fiddle, the band offers an authentic sound that will put a smile on your face and a song in your heart! It's at the Waretown Branch of the Ocean County Library.

Also on Monday, November 13th at 7 p.m. at the Toms River Branch, is Evelyn Glennie, a Grammy winning classical percussionist who is also deaf. There will be a free film screening of a movie about Glennie called Touch The Sound, a short performance and questions and answers.

If you end up going to any of these, tell them Pop sent you! (And if you're visiting me down at Waretown for the Snakes, let me know you're coming!)


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