WALDWICK, N.J -- The Waldwick Public Library is hosting a trio of arts events in the next two weeks, both literary and musical.
Horatio Alger, Ragged Dick and the Vagrant Boys of NYC -- Thursday, March 31, 7 p.m. -- Rick Feingold will explore the world of Irish immigrant boys in New York City through the eyes of prolific author Horatio Alger, who chronicled the children of New York's ethnic ghettos, working as shoeshine boys or boot backs until they could rise to middle-class security.
C'ent Anni: the Sinatra Legend at 100 -- Wednesday, April 6, 7 p.m. -- Author Richard Muti will look closely at the most acclaimed entertainer of the 20th century. Frank Sinatra was a man of unparalleled talent, but his personal demons often threatened to overtake the better angels of his nature. Muti will set the record straight on such controversial issues such as mob ties, involvement with political figures, family relationships and his many love affairs.
Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles: a Staged Radio Play -- Saturday, April 9, 2 p.m. -- Holmes and Watson investigate the case of an attempted murder, inspired by a fearsome hound of supernatural origin. The production will feature theatrical lighting, period costumes, Golden Age radio equipment, vintage commercials and extensive sound effects.
"Do not miss this opportunity to see the amazing theatrical group Raconteur Radio perform their latest play staged around a 'fat boy' mike," a press release notes.