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Enjoy A Taste Of Jersey's Best At The Spotswood Public Library

Credits: Joe Matzerath

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Welcome May with a taste of New Jersey history and Frank Sinatra. Yes, Frank Sinatra is a Jersey boy, born and bred in Hoboken. Sinatra fans can enjoy a celebration of his music with Lincoln Center Local on Wednesday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. Sinatra: Voice for a Century will be shown at the Spotswood Public Library. The event is a part of Lincoln Center Local, which partners with local libraries to bring Lincoln Center performances right into area neighborhoods.

The Sinatra celebration featured the New York Philharmonic and several notable performers, including Christina Aguilera, Chris Botti, Fantasia, Sutton Foster, Kyle Dean Massey, Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter and Sting, showcasing Sinatra's greatest hits at Lincoln Center in honor of his 100th birthday. It was originally broadcast on December 18, 2015.

The Jersey flavor continues at the library in May on Thursday, May 11 with The History of the Jersey Shore. If you love learning interesting Garden State facts and have always wondered why Lucy the Elephant lives in Margate, how a concrete ship sunk off the coast of Cape May Point and where Loveladies got its sexy name, then head to the library on May 11 at 6:30 p.m. Kevin Woyce will answer those questions and many more in his entertaining and informative presentation.

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Both events are sponsored by the Friends of the Spotswood Public Library. The Friends of the Spotswood Public Library is a community-based organization that is run by volunteers who help the library better serve the public. They routinely sponsor events throughout the year such as Monday Matinees and lectures as well as host fundraising endeavors that benefit the library's programs. The Friends were formed back in 1996 and celebrated their tenth anniversary in 2006.

Registration for both events is required and can be done online or by calling the Spotswood Public Library at 732-251-1515.

The Spotswood Public Library is located at 548 Main Street.

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