Upcoming events at the Verona Public Library:
SONGS OF THE SEASON
Sunday, December 9 – 3:00 p.m.
The Verona Public Library is pleased to present a Holiday Concert featuring Kristin Roney, mezzo-soprano, Ruth Tumpalan, violin, and Rob Kaiser, piano. Enjoy traditional and contemporary songs of the season! Kids will also be invited to gather around as the story of the Nutcracker is brought to life in music. This event is for children and adults. Be prepared to sing along!
ESSEX COUNTY OVERBROOK HOSPITAL
Tuesday, December 11 – 7:00 p.m.
Since 1896, the Essex County Overbrook Hospital had been one of the largest facilities in Essex County, New Jersey. Sitting on what began as a 325-acre plot in what was then Verona Township, Overbrook became the largest county-run hospital center in the State of New Jersey.
Author Kevin Kowalick will go over the history of the hospital from its inception in the 1800s to its downfall in 2018 as portrayed in his book Images of America: Essex County Overbrook Hospital. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
EVERYDAY MONET with author Aileen Bordman
Sunday, December 16 – 3:00 p.m.
Meet Verona’s own Aileen Bordman, author of Everyday Monet. Her latest book showcases the exquisite taste of the beloved and legendary artist, Claude Monet. His garden, home, and paintings provide inspiration for styling any home—from floral arrangements to dinners to decor and beyond.
From the publisher: “Aileen Bordman is a filmmaker, author, photographer, and the president and founder of Monet’s Palate, Inc., a company dedicated to sharing the world of Claude Monet. She is the coauthor (with Derek Fell) of Monet’s Palate Cookbook: The Artist & His Kitchen Garden at Giverny. Aileen is also the creator, writer, and producer of the acclaimed documentary film Monet’s Palate: A Gastronomic View from the Gardens of Giverny, which was narrated by Meryl Streep.”
Books will be available for purchase and signing.