Wednesday, December 11, 2013


The Clarence Dillon Public Library will screen the film “The Nutcracker ” on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm.  The film stars Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gelsey Kirkland in Peter Tchaikovsky’s beloved holiday classic of a young girl’s dream on Christmas Eve. Considered by many to be the best-filmed version, it features spectacular sets and costumes and remarkable performances with the music performed by The National Philharmonic.  

The screening will be held in the downstairs meeting rooms of the library. The program is free and open to the public and registration is not required.  For more information, please call the library at 908-234-2325 or email at

Friday, December 6, 2013


Pianist and raconteur Fred Miller will perform his popular “Lectures-In-Song” program on the music of Jule Styne on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at the Clarence Dillon Public Library.  The program will begin at 2:00 pm.  Fred Miller plays and sings beloved standards from the Jule Styne songbook with his accompanying trademark blend of insight, anecdotes, and banter.  Jule Styne was an American composer of Broadway musicals and Hollywood films.  Some of his classic songs include “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,”  “People,” “Time After Time,” and “Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” and so many more.

Fred Miller is well-known for his “Lecture-In-Song” series on the American Popular Song.  He studied classical piano for many years, but upon hearing Ella Fitzgerald sing Cole Porter, he found his calling and life’s mission.  He studied acting for two years with stage and film legend Geraldine Page and vocal performance with Tony award winner Helen Gallagher.  He has appeared in television commercials and on the radio and has run the Copper Penny Players for many years.


The concert will take place in the downstairs meeting rooms of the library.  Admission is $5.00 which is payable at the door.  Registration is recommended but not required.   Please register by calling the library at 908-234-2325 or by email or in person at the circulation desk.