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NJ State Library Talking Book & Braille Center Dedicates its Wall of Recognition

On Saturday, June 1, 2013, the NJ State Library Talking Book & Braille Center dedicated its Wall of Recognition. First two honorees were Congressman Rush Holt and the Grounds for Sculpture.

NJ State Library Talking Book & Braille Center Project Brings NJ Authors to Audiobooks

When it comes to finding alternatives to meeting their customers’ needs, the New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center explores every option. Such was the case when one of their patrons, Elizabeth Heap, suggested to her friend Richard Muti that the book he co-authored with Charles Buckley, “The Charmer,” be made into an audio book by the National Library Service for the Blind.

New Jersey's Constitutional Roots from the research of Peter Mazzei

An historical account of New Jersey's Constitutional Commission from 1873 might sound rather dry and, as author Peter Mazzei said at the May 1 author talk at the NJ State Library, "it is." But his research and that of his co-author Robert F. Williams, was a fascinating look that commission's influence on our state today.

Ports in a Storm Summit Prepares Libraries as "Second Responders" in Disasters

On Monday, April 8, at the Sheraton Eatontown, 6 Industrial Way East, a Disaster Recovery Summit took place sponsored by the New Jersey State Library in partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Middle Atlantic Region, LibraryLinkNJ, and New Jersey Library Association.

Grow NJ Business Strong Workshops Get Strong Response from Business Owners

The NJ State Library has organized a series of free breakfast workshops for the NJ business community at libraries across the state. Workshops have been held at the Somerset County Library headquarters in Bridgewater, with Maria Semple, Principal of The Prospect Finder (photo below left) , teaching the workshop to a packed meeting room; the Hasbrouck Heights Library, taught by Lorrie Ng (photo right), also had a capacity audience; and at the Burlington County Library Westampton Branch with Carolinn Pocher Woody (bottom photo left) of Creative Communications.

Mark Di Ionno to discuss his book "The Last Newspaperman" at the NJ State Library

On Wednesday, April 17, from noon to 1 p.m., the New Jersey State Library will present a free lunch-time program, The Last Newspaperman with author Mark Di Ionno.

March 7 Author Talk with John W. Hartmann Rescheduled to April 2

On Tuesday, April 2, from noon to 1 p.m., the New Jersey State Library, 185 West State St., Trenton, will present a free lunch-time program with Trenton attorney and former state assemblyman, John W. Hartmann, discussing his memoir Jacket: The Trials of a New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney, in the Level 2 Reading Room. This was rescheduled from March 7 due to the possibility of severe weather.

March Author Talk Features David Emerson as the Shannachie of Glendunbun Ballybeg

On Wednesday, March 20, from noon to 1 p.m., the New Jersey State Library will present a free lunch-time program, The Shannachie of Glendunbun Ballybeg with David Emerson of History on the Hoof.

A Shannachie is a storyteller.

Somerset County Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair Packs "Em" In

Over 55 employers and service providers packed American Legion Stevenson-D’Alessio Post 12, 232 Union Ave., Somerville, on Thursday, February 21, 2013, for New Jersey's ninth Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) job and coaching fair, and they were not disappointed with the turn-out of veteran job seekers, totaling over 150. 

February Author Talk at State Library will Explore Aquatic New Jersey

On Thursday, February 21, from noon to 1 p.m., the New Jersey State Library will present a free lunch-time program, Beneath the Garden State: Exploring Aquatic New Jersey by author Herb Segars.

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