Programs

OPEN MIC SERIES

The Vestal Public Library announces their Open Mic series, 6:30 pm, beginning November 14, 2017. This will be an opportunity for musicians and artists of all genres – vocalists and instrumentalists, actors, and even slam poets – to step out to perform for their friends, family, and community!

We hope to welcome both seasoned performers and aspiring newcomers, and we will feature outstanding members of the local community as hosts, including Dan Fluegel, Chris Koldewey (host of the Cranberry Coffeehouse concert series), and Curt Osgood.

The Open Mic nights will be held on the second Tuesdays of the month, beginning in November, in the Big Meeting Room, starting at 6:30 pm. Since the library closes at 9pm, we hope to be done by 8:30 to allow time for clean-up along with conversation. A small sound system will be provided, but nothing to disrupt the readers in the stacks!

Please mark your calendars for the Open Mic Nights – come out and sing!
November 14
December 12
January 9
February 13
March 13
and on through 2018

There will be a sign-up sheet at the library prior to the event to select your time slot and let us know what your talent is and how you would like to be introduced by the emcee!  Please note, time slots are in 10 minute increments so plan accordingly.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Information Services at 754-4244.

Scheduled hosts for our Open Mic series:

November: Greg Keeler

December: Dan Fluegel

January: Matt Burt

February: Renée Swan DeMarco

March: Curt Osgood

April: Jo and Mike Whitney

May: Greg Neff

June: Dan Fluegel

July: allen lutins

August: Tim Greer

OPEN MIC SPOTLIGHT

We are so thrilled to have Dan Fluegel of the Dan Fluegel Project hosting our Open Mic Night on June 12th at 6:30 pm.  Mr Fluegel will graciously emcee our event as local community members are encouraged to strut their stuff with all forms of expression including music, poetry and theater.  Dan, a gifted guitarist and vocalist, along with band members Bob Bricks and Eric Lipper have produced three stellar albums of original material, as well as covering over 200 songs from the Beatles to Bob Dylan. Come dazzle Dr. Dan with your talents and get a free seat to some of the best amateur artists in the Southern Tier!

BOOK CLUB

The Vestal Public Library is starting a Book Club this June!  On the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6 pm, you will have the opportunity to engage in a critical yet friendly discussion about some great works of literature.  The Book Club will be held in the Conference Room and all are welcome!  Our first official meeting on June 12th will be a casual information session about our club including gathering your feedback on what books to choose for the future.  The first title we’ll be reading is Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde which will be distributed at the meeting.  We look forward to seeing you.