In celebration of the Belfast Free Library’s 125th anniversary, a series of special events sponsored by the library’s Trustees, Friends group and staff has been arranged for this year. The next event, a readers’ theater version of Arthur Miller’s “The American Clock,” will take place Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Gammans Room of the library, 106 High St.

Members of the Charlotte Herbold’s Senior College theater class, Plays for the Wise, will present this version of Miller’s vaudeville epic. Based on Miller’s life and on Studs Turkel’s book “Hard Times,” the play demonstrates the cycling of history from the Great Depression to now. As guardians of history, Senior College actors bring their experience of life’s ups and downs to this performance.

The reading includes songs from the 1930s and will be followed by a discussion with the audience. Herbold and Juliet Baker are directing the production.

For a full list of the library’s 125th Anniversary events, visit the library’s website at

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