Young talent from both sides of the river will be featured in a Teen Coffeehouse planned for later this month at the Lewiston Public Library’s new Marsden Hartley Cultural Center.

Set for 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, the event is open free of charge to all area youth from middle-school through college-age, as well as interested adults. The first half of the evening will comprise a mix of instrumental music, vocal numbers and poetry presented by students representing several different Twin City schools.

From Edward Little High School are singer-songwriter Hannah Cox, who will accompany herself on piano in a performance of original songs, and Deacon Lasagna, who will read from his portfolio of original writings. Heating up the hall with a selection of Celtic and French-Canadian fiddle tunes will be Lewiston High musician Rebecca Grube; Hannah Rodrigue, who attends Lewiston Middle School, and Matt Lamare, a student at Holy Cross.

The second half of the evening will follow an open mic format, where anyone age 13 to 19 is invited to take to the stage to share a musical number, read some poetry, or tell a story.

Co-sponsoring the event with the library is New Beginnings Outreach Program. The Lewiston Public Library is located downtown at the corner of Lisbon and Pine streets. More information is available by contacting LPL’s cultural center coordinator Cindy Larock at 784-0135, ext. 200.

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