The Westfield Memorial Library would like to announce that a radio version of The Great Gatsby” will be presented by Radio Raconteur on Saturday, September 7 at 2:00 p.m. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.
Radio Raconteur will present an exciting, live rendition of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic tale of wealth and power in the 1920’s.
Raconteur Ventures is a peripatetic, incorporeal extension of the brick and mortar Raconteur, a now defunct bookstore and performance venue in Metuchen, NJ. The Raconteur (2004 - 2012) has been called a “literary center of gravity,” an “avant-garde cultural center,” and a “family friendly guerilla street-theater emporium” by The New York Times, an “amazing” and “incredible institution” by The Huffington Post, a “literary sanctuary” by the London Guardian, a “literary landmark” by Time Out New York, and a “marvelous museum of oddities” by The Star Ledger.
Known for its accomplished and eclectic programming, The Raconteur hosted free weekly events (author signings, film screenings, staged readings, live music) and organized oddball literary happenings that ranged from Manhattan pub crawls and arm wrestling tournaments to motorcycle rides and beard growing contests.
The event is free and open to Westfield Memorial Library and MURAL cardholders. (MURAL cardholders belong to libraries that are part of the Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries. Check our website to see if your library participates.) To register for the program, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org , click on the Calendar link, or call 908.789.4090 ext 0.
Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and closed on Sunday until September 22.
For more information call 908.789.4090, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org , and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”