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Books on the Move & Jazz in the Stacks

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  • Feb. 12, 2020 through May. 06, 2020, see website for dates and times
  • Various Public NJ Libraries
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  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy a performance by Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens after a reading of Chato’s Kitchen or Nighttime Symphony at select local Newark Public Libraries! Join NJPAC Teaching Artist Wincey Terry for a free reading of Nighttime Symphony written by Christopher Myers and illustrated by Kaa Illustration or Chato’s Kitchen written by Gary Soto and illustrated by Susan Guevara.

Nighttime Symphony
As a little boy gets ready for bed, the sounds of a wild storm echo around him, lulling him to sleep. From the crash of thunder to the pitter-patter of raindrops to the beat of passing cars, the music of the city creates a cozy bedtime soundtrack.

Chato’s Kitchen
Chato, the coolest cat in East L.A., couldn’t be happier when a family of mice moves into the “barrio”. When Chato gets out the pots and pans to prepare a feast in honor of their new neighbors, he gets more than he can handle with the surprise guest the mice bring along.

The first 25 families to RSVP will receive a free copy of the book!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Books on the Move & Jazz in the Stacks: Main Library
5 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07101

Saturday, February 15, 2020
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Books on the Move: West Caldwell Public Library
30 Clinton Rd, West Caldwell, NJ 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Books on the Move: Newark Van Buren Library
140 Van Buren St, Newark, NJ 07105

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Books on the Move & Jazz in the Stacks: Vailsburg
75 Alexander St, Newark, NJ 07106

Saturday, April 25, 2020
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Books on the Move: Summit Free Public Library
75 Maple St, Summit, NJ 07901

Wednesday, May 6. 2020
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Books on the Move & Jazz in the Stacks: North End
722 Summer Ave, Newark, NJ 07104

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