On Sunday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. in the Conti Room at the New Providence Memorial Library, the Friends of the Library and the Wharton Music Center will present "A Cockeyed Optimist, The Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein 2nd." 

This concert will be sung by New Providence resident, soprano and Wharton Music Center voice teacher, Jamie Baer Peterson. The program which celebrates Hammerstein's life will include music from his collaborations with Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern, Rudolf Friml and Sigmund Romberg.