TOMS RIVER – Ocean County Library is celebrating its ninetieth anniversary this year in a fun and unique way: by highlighting each of the decades it has served our residents, and June celebrates the 1960s.
What better way to remember the 60’s than with the music of New Jersey’s own crooner, Frank Sinatra, as emblematic of the decade?
Dave DeLuca, who has been performing more than 30 years, will sing the songs of a maturing Sinatra, like “The Best is yet to Come,” “Summer Wind,” “It was a Very Good Year,” and “That’s Life.”
The 1960s were pivotal in Sinatra’s career and marked by key changes like breaking away from Capitol Records to form his own label, Reprise Records. He also landed his own television show, produced and starred in films, and took Las Vegas by storm.
The Ocean County Library invites everyone to join them and celebrate their anniversary with Dave DeLuca during four performances in June. The performances all begin a 7 p.m.:
Jackson, 2 Jackson Dr., 723-928-4400, Mon. June 8
Beachwood, 126 Beachwood Blvd., 732-244-4573, Mon. June 15
Island Heights, 121 Central Av., 732-270-6266, Mon. June 22
Lacey, 10 E. Lacey Rd., Forked River, 609-693-8566, Mon. June 29.
Three other groups will perform musical concerts that will help residents rock the house and bring them back to more carefree days.
BJ & the Band will perform the best R&B music from the 60s at 7 p.m. Wednesday June 24 at the Little Egg Harbor branch, 290 Mathistown Rd., 609-294-1197.
The Jersey Four will present a tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Season 7 p.m. Saturday June 27 at Long Beach Island, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City, 609-494-2480.
And local band Strictly 60’s will perform Pop and Rock songs of the 1960s at 2 p.m. June 27 in Manchester, 21 Colonial Dr..
All of the concerts are free but registration is required. To register, telephone the branch or visit the library’s website www.theoceancountylibrary.org .