Friday, September 20, 12:45 pm – Mountain Lakes Library
Speaker Jim DelGuidice – Subject – Morris County USA – A Living Tapestry – Recounting stories of the county’s most famous and not-so-famous historical characters.
Friday, October 18, 12:45 – Mountain Lakes Library
Speaker Michael Britton – From The Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education (ANJEE). Subject – Global Warming.
ANJEE was established in 1985 to provide a networking forum for New Jersey’s environmental educators. We are an organization of dedicated individuals who devote time, energy, and resources to facilitate the advancement of environmental education in our local, state, and global communities.
Mountain Lakes-native Alex Laurenzi returns for his annual Island Beach Show with a trusted cast of friends. Alex is looking forward to playing some original music along with covering some music that has been released by notable jazz musicians during the pandemic (Christian McBride, Joshua Redman, and Steve Cardenas). Come join Alex and friends for a socially-distanced but wonderful evening nonetheless on the best spot in town!
The Denville String Band is northern New Jersey’s only Mummers-style band. It is in its sixty-sixth year entertaining people at parades and concerts. The band plays traditional music from Tin Pan Alley through the 1960s with a sprinkling of newer songs. Band members are all ages from high-school to retired and come from all over Morris County.
Alex Laurenzi & Friends
Jazz on the Beach
Ken Shouler – Ethics Discussion
Hear from an experienced teacher who has published on the topics of normative ethical theory and applied ethics, especially business ethics, medical ethics and sports ethics.
The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow” – Based on her book, A History of Inventing in New
Jersey: From Thomas Edison to the Ice Cream Cone, this program by Linda J. Barth explores
groundbreaking, useful, fun, and even silly inventions and their New Jersey roots.
Many people are familiar with Edison’s “invention factory” in Menlo Park, where he patented the
phonograph, the light bulb, and many more innovations. Yet many other ideas have grown in the
Garden State, too—New Jerseyans brought sound and music to movies and built the very first drivein theater. In addition to the first cultivated blueberry, tasty treats like ice cream cones and M&M’s®
are also Jersey natives. Iconic aspects of American life, like Bubble Wrap®, the boardwalk, the
Band-Aid®, and even professional baseball itself started in New Jersey. Life would be a lot harder
without the vacuum cleaner, plastic, and air-conditioning, and many other important advances in
medicine and surgery were developed here.
Linda J. Barth
Brian – Sahotsky
Hear how social, cultural, ethical, and moral issues are affecting the display, transmission, viewership, and discussion of history’s most valuable artistic treasures. Discuss the key issues of art repatriation and other complications in the way we see art today.