WESTFIELD, NJ - The Westfield Memorial Library is pleased to present Westfield resident and singer Jean Avery performing “Love Songs from the Heart” on Wednesday, July 20 at 7 p.m. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

Ms. Avery will perform a vast array of musical tunes ranging from blues to jazz. Her repertoire of songs includes many songs made famous by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Melissa Manchester, and Dion Warwick.

She has an extensive career in theatre, commercials, and television. Born in Georgia, Ms. Avery began singing gospel at 3-years-old, at the First Baptist Church. Her love for blues, jazz, soul, gospel and songs from The Great American Songbook have taken her through every possible avenue of performance imaginable.

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From 2001 until 2004, she performed as one of The Blues Sisters throughout Pennsylvania. The Blues Sisters Band began in the studios of a National Public Radio Station in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. She is also an actress and model in her own right, who has also appeared on television, in commercials, plays and many movies.  This year, Ms. Avery appeared on “The Good Wife” and “Collateral Way.

The program is free and open to Westfield Memorial Library and MURAL cardholders. (MURAL cardholders belong to the 43 libraries that are part of the Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries. Visit www.wmlnj.org and click on the “About Us” tab to see if your library participates.) To register for the program, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, click on the Online Calendar, or call 908.789.4090 option 0.

Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and closed on Sunday for the summer.

For more information about library programs and services, call 908.789.4090, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”