The Westfield Memorial Library is pleased to present Gamelan Kusuma Laras, a Javanese percussion orchestra, on Saturday, November 8 at 2:00 p.m. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

The orchestra will present an hour of the music of Central Java. The presentation will feature live music as well as video. Audience members will learn about how gamelan music fits into Javanese life, including music's role in the all-night shadow play and masked dance.

This program is 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. Call the Westfield Library 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 ext 0.

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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.

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.”