Firebird program comes to Plainfield Public Library

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is bringing a family program to the Plainfield Public Library on Saturday, December 2 — featuring an inspirational telling of the story of a young girl whose confidence is fragile and who questions her own ability but learns how she too can become the Firebird.

That girl is inspired by Misty Copeland, the first African American Principal Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, who danced the lead role in Firebird.

NJPAC teaching artist Wincey Terry will lead a reading of Copeland’s picture book on Firebird, with listeners role playing parts in the famous ballet.

Terry will also lead the kids (and adults) in completing arts and crafts activities.

Copies of Copeland’s picture book “Firebird” will be presented to the first 50 families to register for the FREE event.

Visit the NJPAC website and scroll down to the Plainfield listing about 2/3 of the way down the page. Then, click on the Plainfield listing to register.

The program is free and registration is only required if you want to get a copy of the book, which is being given to the first 50 families. The program runs from 2 – 4 PM in the Anne Louise Davis Room on the library’s ground level.

The Plainfield Public Library is at Park Avenue and West 8th Street and is an accessible facility. Parking is available in the 8th and 9th Street lots. For more information about library hours and programs, visit the library’s website at

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