Italian festival at library headquarters in August

“Adoriamo Gli Italiani! (We Love Italians!): A Joyous Festival” will be held at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan during the month of August.

The festival will consist of two Italian films with English subtitles, a concert and a daylong festival. The films are “Il Monstro” Aug. 21 at 2 and 6:30 p.m., and “Il Postino” Aug. 22 at 2 and 6:30 p.m.

Theresa Pessano Siegert, soprano, will be the featured singer in the concert, “Songs My Father Taught Me,” which will also include Puccini arias, sung by Siegert with a tenor. The concert will be held Aug. 24 at 7 p.m.

The daylong festival, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., will consist of Italian food demonstrations and samples by Mondo Italia Scuola e Centro Culturale, and a lesson on how to toss a pizza crust by Luigi Schiano of Orlando Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria, Colts Neck. There will also be a demonstration on how to grow a pizza garden, hands-on lessons in creating Italian crafts, a travelogue and language classes. There is no charge. For more information, call the library, (732) 431-7242.