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Greenburgh Public Library Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Events

The Greenburgh Public Library will celebrate its 50th anniversay Saturday with a full day of music and art events.
The Greenburgh Public Library will celebrate its 50th anniversay Saturday with a full day of music and art events. Photo Credit: Daily Voice

GREENBURGH, N.Y. - Greenburgh residents will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Greenburgh Public Library on Saturday with a full day of events and activities.

The event begins with a Children's Concert by The Bierkos at 11 a.m. The musical couple offers entertainment for all ages. To register,  call 914 721-8227.

While the Children's Concert is under way, patrons may participate in Artists in the Archives - Collaborative Art Project: “The Alternet” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m in the Second Floor, Adult Library.

Visitors may join in the collaborative art project conceived and organized by artist/sculptor Carla Rae Johnson. Participants will create their own art on individual cards, and the art will become part of the project/exhibit or can be taken home.

Johnson will talk about making creativity a daily habit and finding ways to make every day unique and memorable. The “Alternet” group will include artists ranging in age from students to seniors.

At 2 p.m., the musical group Straight Ahead perform music from 1963 to celebrate the founding of the library 50 years ago.

Straight Ahead has been performing in and around the New York area for more than 20 years. Formed by co-leaders Donna Harris and John Bauers, the band has been featured at Lincoln Center, the Waldorf, Cipriani’s, the Rainbow Room, the Pierre, the Plaza. Hits like “Be My Baby,” “Mocking Bird,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “Up on the Roof” and the work of artists such as Roy Orbison, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Bob Dylan, and Dion and the Belmonts will be featured.

The Greenburgh Public Library is located at 300 Tarrytown Road in Elmsford.

For more information on the event, log on the Greenburgh Library website.

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