Music and storytelling are coming up during the month of October at the Westfield Memorial Library. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

On Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. the David Aaron Trio will perform. Clarinetist David Aaron and his musicians have played on many summer evenings in downtown Westfield. At tonight’s show, Aaron will be playing his clarinet, accompanied by his keyboardist and drummer. Be sure to sign up—all of the library’s music programs fill the house to capacity.

As part of the Addams Fest Event, which occurs over two weekends in Westfield, Ron MacCloskey will discuss the life of Charles Addams on Saturday, October 26 at 11:00 a.m. A long time Charles Addams enthusiast, MacCloskey will share his collection of memorabilia and describe how an assortment of New Yorker cartoon characters evolved into the Addams Family empire.

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MacCloskey has spent his life bringing the world of Charles Addams to light, including getting the Westfield childhood home of Addams declared a historic landmark and founding the Westfield Foundation's Charles Addams Scholarship, which supports students majoring in art.

The programs are free and open to all. To register, 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 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. The library will be closed Monday, October 14 for Columbus Day.

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.”