The Scotch Plains Public Library is offering a variety of exciting programs for adults in June.
To kick-off the month, the library will be hosting its ever-popular Sunday Sounds program on Sunday, June 2, at 2:00 p.m. with “Listen & Learn: David Bowie.” Join Grammy-winning producer and songwriter Rob Fusari and music journalist Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta to learn more about Bowie while enjoying some of his music. Registration is not required.
On Monday, June 3, at 7:00 p.m., join Pete Axelrod of Wild Birds Unlimited to learn about ruby-throated hummingbirds. Found only in the Americas, hummingbirds have captivated all who have watched them dance and hover through the air. Axelrod will discuss the common attributes of the over 320 distinct species of hummingbirds and will delve more deeply into the life and habits of the ruby-throated hummingbird, the only one native to New Jersey. In addition, Axelrod will explain how to use plants and feeders to attract ruby-throated hummingbirds to your backyard. Registration is not required.
The library will host Bagels & Books, where book-lovers share their recent reading experiences with other bibliophiles and pick up suggestions for future readingon Monday, June 3, 10:00 a.m. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.
The library’s longstanding Evening and Afternoon Book Clubs will meet on June 17 at 7:00 p.m. and June 18 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng and A Piece of the World by Christine Baker Kline, respectively.
Don’t have time to read this month? Then join other busy readers on Monday, June 24, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the New Yorker article, “Japan’s Rent-a-Family Industry” by Elif Batuman. Registration is required.
On Friday, June 7 at 10 am, local artist Sandra Cerchio will offer her monthly drawing class for adults (ages 18 and older). This month’s session will be “Still Life.” Registration is required and space is limited. Attendees should bring sketch paper, pencils, and an eraser.
Be sure to also stop by the library’s downstairs gallery space from June 13-23 to view the artwork of Cerchio’s young students. A gallery reception in honor of these talented artists will be held on Saturday, June 15, at 2 pm. The public is encouraged to attend.
Join fellow movie lovers each Friday at noon for Friday Films. In June, the library will be showing Action movies including 7 Days in Entebbe on June 7, Only the Brave on June 14, Skyscraper on June 21, and Robin Hood on June 28. Registration is not required.
Finally, be sure to check the website and stop by the Reference Desk to learn more about the library’s summer reading programs for adults, teens, and children. This year’s theme, A Universe of Stories, promises to bring art, music, science, reading, and prizes to all.
For more information or to register for programs, go to www.scotlib.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (908) 322-5007 x 204 or stop by the Reference Desk. The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Ave., one block from Park Avenue in the center of town.