Arts & Entertainment

Press Releases

Two Very American Programs at Westfield Memorial Library

Alisa Dupuy as spy mistress Vera Atkins
Make this easy, no-sew shabby chic flag. Credits: Roz Giuditta

Two very American programs will be presented at the Westfield Memorial Library in mid-June. On Tuesday, June 12, at 2:00 p.m., crafters will learn how to make a “shabby chic” American flag, and on Wednesday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m., “Female Spies of World War II” will be presented. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

The Shabby Chic American Flag workshop is perfect for all the upcoming patriotic holidays and for anyone who enjoys crafts, even if they cannot sew.

“You will be amazed at how fun and easy it can be to create your own door or wall decoration in time for June 14, which is Flag Day,” said Librarian Marge Barkan, a life-long crafter who will teach the class. She has been sharing her love of crafting with friends, as well as developing and teaching classes for students and adults for many years.

Sign Up for E-News

Due to the hands on nature of craft class, registration is limited. Registration is available for Westfield Resident Cardholders only, until June 5 when MURAL patrons may register, space permitting.

Female Spies of World War II will be presented by The Ladies of History. In this dramatic program, Alisa Dupuy will play female spy mistress Vera Atkins, and present the lives of other female spies who risked it all in World War II. The women, who came from all walks of life, stepped into these roles to aid their country.

The Ladies of History is a labor of love that grew out of Dupuy’s desire to study history, wear the fashions of different eras and bring history to life in a lively and fun way. She has presented her programs to tea rooms, historical societies, libraries, bed and breakfasts, book clubs, social clubs, church fundraisers and schools.

The programs are 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 and click on the “About Us” tab to see if your library participates.) Visit the library’s website at, 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 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday until June 17. The library will be closed on Sundays beginning June 24. The library will also be closed Friday, June 8 for a Staff Education day.

For more information call 908.789.4090, visit the library’s website at, 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.”


TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Westfield High School Sophomore Dies; Counselors on Hand at School

June 19, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Carthoris “Carter” Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High School, died Sunday night, according to Westfield Public Schools and a letter sent to parents by Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson.

“Words cannot convey the grief we feel in the Westfield Public Schools community over the death of Carthoris ‘Carter’ Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High ...

Is Summer Camp the Right Choice for My Child?

Is your child attending camp this summer? Is it their first experience away?  If yes, it can be an experience causing anxiety for you, for the parent and the child. 

This experience can be frightening to your child if it is their first time and it is so important that they do not see your worry or anxiety about leaving home for the first time… especially if it is sleep ...

What Are The Warning Signs of Suicide

The recent passings of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain remind us to take mental illness seriously. 

Many of us feel uncomfortable to ask when someone in distress is suicidal for fear we are putting this thought in their minds. This is not true. It is a myth that asking about suicide increases the risk of suicide. The most common mental illness is depression. Some people are ...


In honor of the Lubavitcher Rebbe's (of righteous memory) 24th  Yahrtzeit (anniversary of his passing) this coming Saturday the 16th.

Excerpts from an address given by Nobel-laureate Elie Wiesel on April 7, 1992, at a congressional dinner held in Washington on the occasion of the Rebbe's 90th birthday.

Some of you are aware of my admiration, not only ...

We Must Address The Unrealistic Affordable Housing Process Now

June 19, 2018

Dear Editor:

I would like to thank all the residents who attended and watched last Tuesday’s Town Hall meeting on over-development and legislative solutions with Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi and I. If you were unable to attend, I encourage you to watch the meeting on SPTV or the Township’s Facebook page at ().

The meeting was a real eye-opener for many of our residents. It ...

Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

June 19, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that plastic bags and other excluded items cannot be recycled through their local curbside pick-up programs.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate compared to other counties in our state, and we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “Every ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, June 22, 7:30 PM

Crossroads, Garwood

Benefit Concert

Giving Back

Mon, June 25, 9:00 AM

Terrill Road Baptist Chruch, Scotch Plains

LifeWay’s 2018 Vacation Bible School at Terrill ...

Religions And Spirituality


Mon, July 9, 10:00 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Join the Summer Jewelry Making Club at the Scotch ...

Arts & Entertainment Health & Wellness Home & Garden