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At 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, the Woodside Branch presents Smooth Jazz with the Charles Carrington Trio, featuring the music of Herbie Hancock, Grover Washington, Horace Silver, Najee as well as innovative original compositions. 54-22 Skillman Ave. 718-229-4700.

Also at 2:30 Nov. 4, the Jackson Heights Branch presents "Let's Get Away From It All!" with Rosa Santoro & Friends. Enjoy a concert of best-known songs from each decade in a century of Broadway musicals. 35-51 81 St. 718-899-2500.

At 3 p.m., the Poppenhusen Branch offers "Choro," Brazilian music fused with African rhythm and swing. 121-23 14 Ave., College Point. 718-359-1102.

At 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, the Central Library features Tahuantinsuyo, a group of four Andean musicians, whose musical roots are pre-Hispanic. The rhythms, harmony structures, melodies, and instruments are all part of a long tradition of music played by native South Americans. 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. 718-990-0858.

At 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, the Flushing Library offers Open Mic Night. Poets, performers, dancers, storytellers and writers will have the chance to be in the spotlight for seven minutes. 41-17 Main Street. 718-661-1200.

At 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, learn ballroom dancing with instructor Carol Kaminski. Come alone or bring a partner. Forest Hills Branch, 108-19 71 Avenue; 718/268-7934.

The Baisley Park Branch offers African-American Classical Music with the Cliff Lee Duo at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13. Lyrical trumpeter Cliff Lee brings the music of the masters - Miles Davis, Blue Mitchell, Freddie Hubbard, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane and others. 117-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica. 718-529-1590.

At 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, the East Flushing Branch presents Music From Around The World with Peter J. LaRosa. Travel the globe to places like Ireland, Italy, Germany, France, Scotland, Austria, Russia, Korea and the U.S. This international musical cruise also features dance music from the around the world. 196-36 Northern Blvd. 718-357-664

At the North Hills Branch at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, Peggy Cone and her Gentlemen perform The Big Three: music of Gershwin, Porter and Mercer. Peggy Cone takes a nostalgic journey back to the era of style, elegance, and glamour combining the melodies of the '30s and '40s with glamorous vintage gowns and accessories. 57-04 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 718-225-3550.

At 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, the Central Library presents The Meeting. What would have happened if Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. had actually met as planned? The Meeting is a dramatized account of what could have taken place between two strong leaders with divergent views on achieving civil rights. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718/990-0858.

The American Songbook featuring baritone Ken Stuart will be presented at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at the Hollis Branch. A musical tribute to the world's great artists in pop music: the Beatles, Barbra Streisand, Barry Manilow, Celine Dion, Elvis Presley, and others. 202-05 Hillside Ave. 718-465-7355.

Lou Michael presents songs of Sinatra and other greats at the Briarwood Branch at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. Enjoy this concert of music made great by Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Perry Como and others. 85-12 Main Street. 718-658-1680.

Langston Hughes Library presents an Open Mic Night at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. Poets, performers, dancers, storytellers and writers will have the opportunity to appear in the spotlight for five minutes. 100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona. 718-651-1100.

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