The quintessential Benjamin Franklin is the bifocaled Ben armed with kite and dangling key, but the famed inventor and political figure can also be seen, or heard, through the musical notes of his favorite pub song, love song, or aria.

Learn more about Franklins varied musical interests from world-renowned soprano Julianne Baird, a distinguished professor of music at Rutgers University-Camden, who will discuss The Musical Life of Benjamin Franklin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Barnes & Noble in Marlton.