EVENTS SPONSORED ALL OR IN PART BY THE FRIENDS 

AN EVENING WITH pyxis piano trio

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Pyxis Piano Trio for a recital of classical music for violin, cello, and piano representing different periods and styles. This performance is free and open to the public. 

The members of the Pyxis Piano Trio -- violinist Luigi Mazzocchi, cellist Jennifer Jie Jin, and pianist Hiroko Yamazaki -- have been playing together since 2009. The group takes its name from the Pyxis constellation, also known as the Mariners’ Compass, whose symbol is the compass rose. The points of the compass rose represent the new artistic directions that the group strives to take together while recognizing the different backgrounds and experiences of its musicians.

The performance will run for 60 minutes. All ages welcome! This event is FREE and registration is required.

Questions? Email us at friendsofnewarkfreelibrary@gmail.com

 Registration required - https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/12116860


children's author kate albus

Wednesday, May 29, 2024
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a very special visit with Kate Albus, author of A Place to Hang the Moon. Participants will get to talke with Kate about her books, writing, publishing, and so much more. Attendees will receive a free book and chance to get their book signed after the presentation. Best for ages 6+. Registration Required! 

The performance will run for 60 minutes. All ages welcome! This event best for 6+ and registration is required.

Questions? Email us at friendsofnewarkfreelibrary@gmail.com

 Registration required - https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/12280116


horey-swinchoski duo: north (and south!) of the border

Saturday, June 1, 2024
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the Horey-Swinchoski Duo (Margaret Swinchoski, flute & Scotty Horey, marimba/percussion) as they explore music by composers from North and South of the Border! These faculty members from The Music School of Delaware have been delighting audiences throughout Delaware with imaginative programming and virtuosic flair. Scotty Horey is an internationally renowned solo percussionist and teacher, whose work and performances have brought him through the US, Central and South America, Mexico, Denmark, Greece and Portugal.  Margaret Swinchoski, award winning flutist currently holds the principal flute chair with the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Orchestra, and is a founding member of the Palisades Virtuosi with over 100 commissions of new music to her credit.

The performance will run for 60 minutes. All ages welcome! This event is FREE and registration is required.

Questions? Email us at friendsofnewarkfreelibrary@gmail.com

 Registration required - https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/12298302


PREVIOUS EVENTS

Vocal point: live at the newark free library!

Sunday, May 5, 2024
3:00 pm - 4 pm

Vocal Point has been a gender-inclusive a cappella group from the University of Delaware for the past 25 years with roots beginning as an 80’s pop tribute ensemble. Vocal Point harmonizes musically as well as socially by valuing competition alongside friendship in and outside of rehearsals. The group has been featured on compilations such as BOCA, Voices Only, and released albums of their own. These collections include “Phoenix,” “Fragile,” and their most recent addition, “Collision,” highlighting their award-winning ICCA set from last year’s competition

The performance will run for 60 minutes. All ages welcome! This event is FREE and Registration is Required.

Questions? Email us at friendsofnewarkfreelibrary@gmail.com

 Registration required - https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/12317793


VIBE-A-DELPHIA JAZZ TRIO: From the silver scren to the band stand

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with some incredible interpretations of classic movie tracks like "Someday My Prince Will Come."

The performance will run for 60 minutes. All ages welcome! This event is FREE and Registration is Required.

Questions? Email us at friendsofnewarkfreelibrary@gmail.com

 Registration required - https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/12106340


yuxin liu - piano recital 

Sunday, April 28, 2024
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come out to support UD grad student Yuxin Liu as she performs a special recital as she heads toward graduation!

The performance will run for 60 minutes. All ages welcome! This event is FREE and Registration is Required.

Questions? Email us at friendsofnewarkfreelibrary@gmail.com

 Registration required - https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/11712861


UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE PIANO STUDENT CABARET 

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for solo piano works by University of Delaware music students!

The performance will run for 60 minutes. All ages welcome! This event is FREE and Registration is Required.

Questions? Email us at friendsofnewarkfreelibrary@gmail.com

 Registration required - https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/12105322


Violin and piano recital 

Saturday, April 20, 2024
11:00 am - noon

Join us for a performance of music inspired by this year's NCC Reads selection, The Violin Conspiracy, featuring violinist Maria Rusu and pianist Higo Rodrigues.

The performance will run for 60 minutes. All ages welcome! This event is FREE and Registration is Required.

Questions? Email us at friendsofnewarkfreelibrary@gmail.com

 Registration required - https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/11830536

Annual meeting and thank you brunch 

Sunday, April 14, 2024
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Featuring: Quinn Evans Architectural Firm

Agenda will include: Election of Officers and Board Members | Treasurer's Report | Library Highlights
Brunch to be catered by Caffe Gelato

CLICK HERE to Register and Pay Online

To Register and Pay By Check: Please send your check for $15 per attendee made out to Friends of the Newark Free Library to: 51 Bridlebrook Lane
Newark, DE 19711

Questions? Email us at friendsofnewarkfreelibrary@gmail.com

KIDS: BILINGUAL STORY TIME! 

Saturday, April 13, 2024
10:30 am - noon

Join the Newark Free Library and Author Adriana Camacho-Church for a bilingual Spanish/English story time presenting her new book Grandma, Where Will Your Love Go? / Abuela, adónde irá tu amor?. Patrons will receive a free copy of the book and get a chance to meet the author after the program.

The performance will run for 90 minutes. Best for ages 4-8, but all ages welcome! This event is FREE and registration is required.

Questions? Email us at friendsofnewarkfreelibrary@gmail.com

 Registration required - https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/11768730


total solar eclipse livestream 

Monday, April 8, 2024
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Safely view the incredible solar eclipse by celebrating this unique astral event over livestream!

The event will run for 180 minutes. This event is FREE and registration is required.

Questions? Email us at friendsofnewarkfreelibrary@gmail.com

 Registration required - https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/12065898


KIDS: PILLOW PLAYS - FAIRY TALES! 

Sunday, April 7, 20242:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bring your children for fun and laughter at this production! The Wilmington Drama League will present 'Not So Grimm Fairy Tale'. A Pillow Play for Kids by Kids! 

The performance will run for 60 minutes. This event is FREE and registration is required.

Questions? Email us at friendsofnewarkfreelibrary@gmail.com

 Registration required - https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/12012385


a journey thru the night skies: an astral harp performance 

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an unforgettable evening with Astral Harp Productions—an exhilarating multimedia experience that blends mesmerizing astro-photography with captivating harp melodies!

Discover the wonders of the universe as Kevin shares breathtaking images of space, including his own astrophotography and footage from the Hubble Space Telescope. Janet's enchanting harp compositions, featuring beloved tunes like "Moondance" and "Starry, Starry Night," will elevate the experience to new heights.

Don't miss this opportunity to be both educated and entertained by this dynamic husband and wife duo, each a respected expert in their field. Kevin's expertise as a former planetarium operator and Janet's accolades as a nationally awarded harpist ensure a truly stellar performance.

The performace will run for 60 minutes. All ages welcome! This event is FREE and Registration is Required.

 

Questions? Email us at friendsofnewarkfreelibrary@gmail.com

 Registration required - https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/11886345


"Classical, romantic, and impressionistic": mark blaschke, piano 

Sunday, March 24, 2024
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Classical pianist Mark Blaschke will perform a recital of music by Haydn, Chopin, Debussy, Scriabin, and Rachmaninoff. This recital is free and open to the public. 

Questions? Email us at friendsofnewarkfreelibrary@gmail.com

 Registration required - https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/12098021


gerry/williams jazz duo 

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Gerry/Williams Jazz Duo, consisting of pianist Jon Williams and trumpeter Matt Gerry, has a unique sound featuring jazz standards that have stood the test of time. Jon’s ability to create a one-man rhythm section provides ample opportunity for Matt to create melodies through the magic of jazz improvisation. This fun and casual concert is free and open to the public. 

Questions? Email us at friendsofnewarkfreelibrary@gmail.com

 Registration required - https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/12063490


Celebrate Black History - A Musical Journey With Matthew

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Embark on a Musical Journey with Matthew and celebrate the rich tapestry of Black History! Join us for a unique and educational music program suitable for all age groups, promising to get your feet tapping and your hands clapping!

Travel along the Mississippi Delta and immerse yourself in the magic of Ragtime, Stride, Boogie Woogie, and New Orleans Blues. Discover how these genres influenced Swing, Country, Rock n' Roll, and more, reshaping the musical landscape and leaving an indelible mark on our cultural history.

Gain insight into the integral role Black history plays in American history. The music and culture we hold dear today wouldn't be the same without the profound impact of this journey through time.

Proudly sponsored by the Friends of the Newark Free Library, a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the library through funding and advocacy.

  Registration required - https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/11506959

IllStyle & Peace - Hip Hop Experience 

Friday, January 26, 2024
11:00am - noon

Join the IllStyle & Peace - Hip Hop Experience and kick off Black History Month with a bang! Immerse yourself in the spirit and history of Hip-Hop at this multicultural dance show and learning event. Don't miss out on the incredible performance by dancers with over 10 years of experience in hip-hop dance!

  Registration required - https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/11506959


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