Prendergast Library To Host ‘Spoon Man’ July 1

Prendergast Library will present a family comedy event featuring Spoon Man at 2 p.m. Monday, July 1, in the Fireplace Room.

The program at Prendergast Library is free and open to the public and will serve as the kickoff for the Summer Reading Challenge for children, teens and adults.

Spoon Man is the stage name of Jim “Cruise” Krzewski, a musician, comedian and keynote speaker who has been playing the spoons for nearly 35 years. His interactive comedy program engages audiences of all ages.

His appearances include impressions such as Glen Miller and Elvis together, a heavy metal spoon player and a rap spoon player. He has a sing-along competition, creates a mountain band, and may also play forks and knives.

The performer and teaching artist has played the spoons for world leaders including President Gerald R. Ford and Mikhail Gorbachev and celebrities such as Mister Rogers. He’s appeared on PM Magazine; Lenny Henry, a British television show; and as the first American spoon player ever to perform in Russia in 1986.

He is the author of “Spoon Boy,” a 124-page soft cover chapter book on how he got started playing the spoons. He has also produced an instructional video, “Music from the Kitchen,” about how to play the spoons.

The library is located at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. For information, call 484-7135.