SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Frank Sinatra, a New Jersey native and American icon, was born on Dec. 12, 1915. Music lovers are invited to Scotch Plains Public Library to celebrate his 100th birthday in style.

On Friday, Dec. 11, festivities will include a 12:00 Noon showing of On the Town, a 1949 musical film starring Sinatra and directed by Gene Kelly. At 1:45, the library will serve cake and coffee.

At 2:30, the library will present “A Century of Sinatra." Come fly away with performer Dave DeLuca as he pays tribute to Sinatra. The performance will celebrate the man, the music, and the great composers, lyricists, and arrangers who put their indelible stamp on an incredible period in American music history. DeLuca is an accomplished singer, songwriter and recording engineer who has been performing for over 30 years.

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SPPL’s celebration of Sinatra will continue at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, when Mel Glazer presents “The Frank Sinatra You Never Knew: A Laugh and Learn Experience.” Glazer is a raconteur, who swears the stories he tells about Sinatra’s family, friends, and the women in his life, are all true. Mel’s perspective on Sinatra attained international attention when he was interviewed by Joe Franklin on Bloomberg’s “Business of Show Business.” Glazer has co-written songs that have been recorded by Etta James, Elvis Presley, and Robert Plant, among others.

All programs are free and open to the public. To register, please visit the library’s website: or call (908) 322-5007, x204.

The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Ave., one block from Park Avenue in the center of town.