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Movies, music and more at the Cazenovia Public Library

All are invited to the Cazenovia Public Library for four events this week beginning on March 21 with two showings of "The Social Network," followed by the "Blues Frees the Spirit" workshop on March 23, a "Breast Cancer" presentation on March 24, and "National Velvet" on March 25th.

'The Social Network' screening

The story about the founders of the social-networking website, Facebook, will be shown at 1 and 7 p.m. on Monday March 21.This fast and witty creation myth is about how Facebook grew from Mark Zuckerberg's insecure geek-at-Harvard days into a phenomenon with 500 million users.

"The Social Network" is rated PG-13 and runs for 120 minutes.

Blues Frees the Spirit

A songwriting/poetry workshop with musician/composers John Hutson and Monk Rowe, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on three consecutive Wednesdays, beginning on March 23 and continuing on March 30 and April 6.

Blues music has endured for a hundred plus years, providing a format for songs of despair and joy, lost and found love, and as backgrounds for revelry and dancing. Blues songs have become American classics, whether they are slow ballads, upbeat swing tunes, or rock & roll classics.

Workshop participants will first join Rowe and Hutson in interactive activities to absorb the A-A-B lyric format and the 12-measure blues form. By the end of the three-session workshop, members will have composed their own blues, set them to music, and prepared them for a public performance at the final session. Participants will have the option of performing their songs themselves with tailored accompaniment or employing Rowe or Hutson as interpreters of their songs. A recording will be made of the resulting blues collection.

No previous musical experience is required, and these workshops are open to tenth-grade students through adults with teens and parents especially welcome. Maximum class size is 15 with pre-registration required. Please call the library at 655-9322 by March 18 to reserve a spot.

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