At the Westfield Memorial Library program audience members can be soothed with meditation or awakened with great music. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

On Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m., experienced meditator Jim Rose will present “Finding Lasting Happiness through Meditation.” According to Mr. Rose, too often incessant stress, distraction, and constant challenges leave us worn out and worn down.

Many people assume there is no way out of this and resign themselves to an uninspired and unfulfilling life. Meditation can be the key that unlocks the inner doorway to a life of deep and lasting inner happiness.

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In this workshop participants will learn a simple yet highly effective method to help still restless minds, achieve a state of lasting happiness and reconnect with their Source.

“Experience for yourself how meditation can significantly change your life,” said Mr. Rose, a retired executive with Johnson & Johnson and a longtime meditator.

On Friday, Oct. 18 at 1:30 p.m., TGIF! hosts a special live performance of The Blue Jersey Band. This duo will play an eclectic mix of swing, gypsy, jazz and bluegrass.

TGIF! Fridays: is a free Series of Programs for Adults including movies, music and occasional live performances. Light refreshments are served.

The programs are free and open to all. To register, 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 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 Monday, Oct. 14, for Columbus 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.”