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Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield


A first-person living history presentation by the American Historical Theatre takes place this Sunday, October 26 at 2 PM at the library. During the Civil War, Barton took supplies to wounded soldiers at the front, and earned the title “Angel of the Battlefield.” She was a passionate supporter of the international Red Cross, and established the first chapter of the American Red Cross. Clara’s example of indomitable strength, dogged determination and boundless good will continues to inspire all Americans. The program is free, and open to the public. It is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This entry was added on 2014-10-23

Decorative Arts: Highlights of the Newark Museum

This presentation on Wednesday, October 22 at 7 PM brings the treasures of the Newark Museum to your doorstep! Highlighted are household objects from the 16th century to the present -- furniture, silver, ceramics, glass, jewelry and textiles -- and a virtual tour of the Ballantine House, a 19th century National Historic Landmark is provided. Light refreshments follow the presentation. Please register!

This entry was added on 2014-10-20

Come to the library, meet your neighbors!

People may come to the library looking for a book, or for information, but they find each other there! Librarians know that new moms connect at story times; elderly people attend events and find that they can make new friends; teenagers meet up after school to do homework; and readers discuss books near the new book shelves, or current events in the periodical area. In the library, community building connections are happening all the time!

This entry was added on 2014-10-14

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