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'Freaky Friday' Author Mary Rodgers to Visit Heights

Junior Friends of the Library have planned a day of events for "Freaky Friday" July 13 featuring visit from author Mary Rodgers-Guettell and screenings of the original and remake of the feature film.

There is lots in store when Friday the 13th rolls around this month as a very special program featuring a special guest has been planned by the Junior Friends of the Library for this “Freaky Friday.”

Esteemed author Mary Rodgers-Guettel, who penned the classic children’s tale “Freaky Friday” is headed to the on Friday, July 13, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the book with the Hasbrouck Heights community.

Rodgers, who is the daughter of Richard Rodgers of the American composer due Rodgers & Hammerstein, is well-known as an author, lyricist and screenwriter who has  composed musicals such as “Once Upon a Mattress,” “A to Z,” “The Mad Show” and “Working.”

“Freaky Friday,” which is about a young girl and her mother who switch bodies,  is among her most notable children’s works and Rodgers has accepted the library’s invitation to visit with the community and read an excerpt from the book which will be followed by a book signing and welcome reception in her honor.

Afterwards the library will screen both movies versions of “Freaky Friday.” The original 1976 film, of which Rodgers also wrote the screenplay, which starred Jodie Foster, will be shown at 5 p.m. It will be followed by the 2003 remake starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan.

The mission of the Junior Friends of the Hasbrouck Heights Library is to provide quality and educational events that enrich and broaden a child’s world while promoting family time at the library.

Registration will be required. For more information and to sign up, call 201-288-0488 or visit online.

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