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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.

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.

Article by John Shaw, NJSL reference librarian, published in "Information and Culture: A Journal of History"

John Shaw, NJ State Library reference librarian, genealogist and author of The Genesis of the New Jersey State Library 1703 - 1796, a Documentary History, has a featured article in the current issue of Information and Culture: A Journal of History (Information & Culture; 2013, Vol.

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.

Author Jon Gertner discusses Innovation & Bell Labs

During the lunch-time author talk series at the State Library on Tuesday, January 21, Jon Gertner, author of The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation, discussed the origins of AT&T's Bell Telephone Labs and how some landmark innovations came to be.

January 29 Author Talk Subject: Bell Labs & The Great Age of American Innovation

On Tuesday, January 29 from noon to 1 p.m., the New Jersey State Library will present a free lunch-time program, The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation by author Jon Gertner.

A Lively & Humorous Trip Through NJ Corruption

With both seriousness and good dose of humor, Dr. Marc Mappen narrated a brief history of corruption in New Jersey to a packed room at the NJ State Library on Nov.

NJ Libraries Offer Assistance to Communities in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

In the wake of one of the worst storms to hit New Jersey in modern history, New Jersey’s libraries are striving to meet the needs of their communities in this time of disaster while simultaneously working toward full restoration of their services.

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