ECEMBER 2013 EVENTS
For Your Listening Enjoyment: Sounds of the Big Bands
Wednesday, December 4th
Come to a music listening program! Music from the 30s, 40s and 50s featuring Big Bands, their singers and songs. Sinatra...the beginning.
Hosted by Bob Mensch.
Sponsored by Friends of the River Edge Library
Light refreshments will be offered.
Good Ol' Freda
2013 documentary, Rated PG
Saturday, December 7th
"Freda Kelly isn't just any old secretary. For a period of 11 years from 1962, she was, in fact, secretary to the Beatles. This month, she is the subject of a new documentary, Good Ol' Freda, in which she gives a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse into the 20th century's most famous band. Despite the acres of print and miles of footage that have been devoted to telling the "true" story of the Beatles, Kelly has never before spoken out. And yet during the time she worked for them, from the age of 17, she became part of their inner circle and was a first-hand witness to their astonishing rise to fame. Her duties included working for Beatles manager Brian Epstein and managing the fan club. At the height of the band's success, a newspaper headline referred to her as: "The Most Coveted Girl in the World". She is one of the few employees to have stuck with the band for the entire time they were together. Today, she is one of the few to survive."
Film synopsis by Elizabeth Day The Observer
Movie license is sponsored by Friends of the River Edge Library
Bring your own snacks
Seating is on a "first come" basis.
gARTbage display by River Edge resident Julie Rabinowitz and Alana Amaya
Children take everyday objects that may be considered junk or garbage, transformed into unique pieces of art.