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Attend The Dewey Decimal Festival At Chappaqua Library

Chappaqua Library will present a comedic performance on the Dewey Decimal system.
Chappaqua Library will present a comedic performance on the Dewey Decimal system. Photo Credit: Contributed

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Friends of Chappaqua Library presents the Dewey Decimal Festival, an evening of original ten-minute comedies, on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

The event will be held at the Chappaqua Library Theater at 195 S. Greeley Ave.

The library has chosen short comedies about books and libraries, submitted by playwrights from around the world, to re-enact live as staged readings by thespians gifted in the theatrical arts. A rundown is below.

  • "Beatrix Potter Must Die": Patrick Gabridge, Brookline, Mass.
  • "Dewey Or Don't We": - Nancy Halper, Summit, N.J.
  • "Elvis Is Dead": - James Hutchison, Calgery, Alberta
  • "Fully Vetted": - Russell Weeks, Seattle, Wash.
  • "Search Oolong Tea Benefits": - Rich Espey, Towson, Md.
  • "Shall I Compare Me": - Cary Pepper, San Francisco, Calif.
  • "The Tango Player": - Catherine Frid, Toronto, Ontario
  • "2+1 = Murder": - C.J. Ehrlich, Chappaqua.
  • "What Would Dewey Do": - Joe Musso, Birmingham, Ala.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and senior citizens. To purchase tickets, click here. Tickets also available at the door.

Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Chappaqua Library, the group that supports dozens of adult, teen and children's library programs you love, like Nursery Rhyme Time, Big Truck Day, the Foreign Policy Discussion group, careers workshops, the Teens Slouching Around on Comfy Chairs Kind of Doing Homework, and many, many more.

The Friends also fund special projects like the Shakespeare Garden and the Butterfly Courtyard, and special acquisitions not covered by the library's budget.

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