Two varied programs will be presented in May at the Yardley-Makefield Branch Library, a musical celebration and a biographical program.
On Saturday, May 5 at 2:00pm, 18-year old musician Matthew Fishteyn will present “Piano Creations”, which transforms the musical experience, giving the listener more ways to relate to and understand the music, and making the performance a more personal, interactive experience. Matthew is an immensely talented musician with a high-energy repertoire that includes his original compositions written in different styles of music including jazz, Latin, blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll.
On Saturday, May 19 at 2:00 pm, film and stage actress Linda Kenyon returns to the library as famed female athlete Babe Didrikson Zaharias. At a young age, tough, scrappy and mischievous Mildred Ella (Babe) Didrikson was determined to become the best athlete that ever was. In 1932, at the national track and field championship games, she was a one-woman team, and won six of the eight events she entered, setting four world records. At the 1932 Olympics, she won gold in the javelin throw and 80 meter hurdles, and silver in the high jump, and besides track and field, she mastered tennis, high diving, billiards, baseball, basketball, bowling, and most especially golf, for which she is most remembered.
Both programs will begin at 2:00pm at the Yardley-Makefield Branch Library, 1080 Edgewood Road in Yardley. Registration is not required. These free programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Yardley-Makefield Branch Library.