WESTFIELD, NJ - On Wednesday, May 18, at 7 p.m., the Westfield Memorial Library located at 550 East Broad Street will present the musician Carl Gentry, and on Saturday, May 21 at 1:30 p.m., the library will present the Return of the Kitchen Garden.

Musician and songwriter Carl Gentry plays an inspired mix of instantly recognizable classic and party rock hits from the 60's through the 80's, as well as some of his own songs. He plays piano and keyboards for Jon Bon Jovi and Bobby Bandiera, and has performed with Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny and John Cafferty.

The Return of the Kitchen Garden will be presented by Karen Camden, who will discuss techniques for growing herbs and vegetables in the kitchen.

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Ms. Camden is a frequent speaker at the library who gives computer classes and workshops on organizing, repurposing, outdoor gardening and simple sewing repairs. She is the President of Camden Associates, a consulting firm that provides services in Communications and People Skills, Organizational Assessments and Clutter Control, and is an avid gardener.

The programs are free and open to Westfield Memorial Library and MURAL cardholders. (MURAL cardholders belong to libraries that are part of the Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries. Check our website 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 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The library will be closed on Sundays for the summer beginning May 22.

For more information 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.”