The Vestal Public Library announces their Open Mic series, the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm.  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 the Big Meeting Room.  A small sound system will be provided, but nothing to disrupt the readers in the stacks!

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.



          FOR BOOK CLUB

           Light Refreshments will be served

Join us as we embark on a memorable reading of A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay. Tatiana is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Sarah’s Key. A Secret Kept explores the mixed emotions when a brother and sister recapture childhood memories at a seaside vacation. What should be a delightful adventure turns out to be a vacation in which haunting memories manifest themselves at every turn. Antoine and his sister are faced with re-writing the past and not by choice. In doing so, they discover that the past has repercussions on present day relationships. Romance is interspersed with the tension that exists as the narrative progresses.

It is no coincidence that the author chooses Noirmoutier Island off the coast of France in which the “noir” part of the word means “black” that could be interpreted as the dark nature of the memories that come to mind. At the outset, Antoine and his sister struggle through the taboo nature of the memories. A Secret Kept is a suspenseful work that will hold your attention from beginning to end.

“The story of an emotionally distant family as it struggles to come to grips with changing dynamics and the mysterious death of a young mother years ago […] Kirkus