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Andrew Dauphinee, Instruction and Outreach Librarian

January 2020

Mock Interviews

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

One of the best ways to develop your interview and communication skills is to practice, whether it be in a formal setting, with friends, or by yourself in the bathroom mirror.  Mock interviews provide you with a chance to rehearse you answers while also identifying areas for improvement based on feedback from someone active in the workforce.  The New Jersey State Library will be hosting a limited number of Mock Interview sessions.  Each session will be 30 minutes and you…

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Petty’s Island: A Journey Back to Nature

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Petty’s Island is a piece of land situated on the Delaware River between Camden and Philadelphia (but technically a part of Pennsauken Township).  For over 100 years, this Island was owned by Citgo and utilized for industrial purposes.  In the early 2000’s, however, a bald eagle nest was found on the Island, forever changing its fate.  Taylor Melodick-Robinson, from the Alliance for Watershed Education, will be showing the documentary, Petty’s Island: A journey Back to Nature, is a 22-minute film…

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February 2020

Roots and Branches: The Genealogy of Muslim Community Development in Greater Newark, NJ

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

In honor of Black History Month, Professor Mikal Naeem Nash will present on African American Muslim history in the Garden State, stretching back to the first quarter of the 20th century.  He will discuss the continuities between pioneering personalities and organizations of the now diverse NJ Muslim community., including establishment of institutions such as temples, mosques, cultural centers and businesses, vis-a-vis their Christian counterparts, who established similar type institutions.   Finally, he will touch on Muslim activism and relevance to the…

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AncestryLibrary Edition Workshop – Registration Full

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

PLEASE NOTE:  WE HAVE REACHED OUR REGISTRATION LIMIT.  This hands-on session is designed to introduce you to AncestryLibrary edition, which is available for free at the New Jersey State Library.   Although AncestryLibrary contains much of the same information as Ancestry.com, there are several key differences, which exclude Family trees, The Member Directory, Ancestry Message Boards, AncestryDNA®, and the following record collections: Historical Newspaper Collection, Family and Local History Collection, Obituary Collection, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, Biography Genealogy Master Index,Freedman's…

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African American Cemeteries in New Jersey

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

History is made everyday by ordinary people, much of which relates to our own family history.  The story of our families is unique and well-worth preserving.  One way we try to preserve that history and the memories of our loved ones are through cemeteries.  As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, Cherekana Feliciano, from the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical, will touch on this very personal aspect of history by examining African American cemeteries in New Jersey.  She will provide…

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Chair Yoga

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Yoga is both physical and mental originating in India dating back to 3300 – 1900 BCE. The physical practice of yoga consists of asanas, which means body postures. In modern yoga, props such as blocks and straps are widely used. In chair yoga, we are simply adding one more prop to help us. You will still get all the benefits of traditional yoga classes including a good stretch and a general sense of well-being. Samantha Benson is a 200 RYT…

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March 2020

Mindfulness to Reduce Stress

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

We live in a busy world. We are often consumed by schedules and to-do lists that don’t make time for self-connection. Mindfulness practices have been shown to reduce stress, improve physical and mental health and brighten our overall outlook on life. Chelsea Hoagland, a licensed clinical social worker from Capital Health – Behavioral Health Specialists will speak on the powerful effects of incorporating mindfulness into your daily life.  

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WEBINAR – Shining a Light on Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in all Levels of New Jersey Government

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Our tax dollars fund the State of New Jersey so it is important to ensure that our money is being spent properly.  Fraud, waste, and abuse cause unnecessary burdens to be placed on not only the taxpayer, but different branches, departments, and agencies.  In 2007, the Office of the State Comptroller was created to battle fraud, waste, and abuse through accountability, audits, and investigations.  It also provides an avenue for citizens and groups to report suspected abuse, fraud, or waste…

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WEBINAR – Genealogical Research Stories: Women of New Jersey

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In honor of Women’s History Month, Regina Fitzpatrick, our Genealogy Librarian, will share stories of some remarkable women who lived in New Jersey. She will also discuss the research involved in tracking down these women and how that can apply to your genealogical research of New Jersey women in your family tree. Click here to register!

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Publishing Your Genealogy for Amateurs

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

A popular way to memorialize and share genealogical research is through publishing.  However, the road to publication can be confusing and daunting.  Please join us as Lew Mexler, Caryn Alter, and Stephen Cohen, discuss their experiences regarding publishing genealogical research and stories.  Lew Mexler will focus on his father-in-law's memoir and his collaboration with academic colleagues while Caryn and Stephen will discuss their genealogy workbook titled What’s in a Name? A Young Person’s Jewish Genealogy Workbook, which serves as a wonderful…

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