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Westfield Memorial Library hosts folk singer Spook Handy

Roz Giuditta

Monday, April 14, 2014 • 10:42pm

On Thursday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m., the Westfield Memorial Library hosts folk singer Spook Handy. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

Folk Singer Spook Handy has four full length CDs to his credit with a fifth on its way. His songs have charted as high as #6 on the Folk Radio Charts. He has toured throughout North America playing over 3,000 concerts in 47 U.S states and two Canadian provinces.

He has emceed over 1,300 events including open mics and festivals, facilitated scores of workshops and presented lecture/concerts on the Power of Song at colleges and universities. He has performed dozens of times with Pete Seeger and has shared the stage with Peter Yarrow and Donovan.

Despite all of his musical success, Mr. handy did not start out pursuing a career in music. Upon graduating from Rutgers (Phi Beta Kappa) many years ago with a major in Math and Business, he almost started working in the actuarial field. But the singer realized that his “what if” and “why not” questions precluded him from conventional work, and he should follow his vision of a creative life.

The 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. Check our website to see if your library participates.) To register for the program, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, click on the Calendar tab, or call 908.789.4090 ext 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.

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.”

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