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September 28th Author talk: Courting Justice: 10 NJ Cases that shook the nation

Please join us on September 28th from noon to 1 p.m. in the Level 2 Reading Room to hear from professor emeritus Paul Tractenberg for the presentation on Courting Justice: 10 New Jersey Cases that Shook the Nation.

Tractenberg edited the book of the same name as the presentation.  The book tells of ten of the court’s landmark decisions between 1960 and 2011, chosen to illustrate the court’s extensive involvement in major public issues, and to assess its impact. You will find in the book that each case chapter is authored by a distinguished academic or professional expert, several of whom were deeply involved in the cases litigation, enabling them to provide special insights.

Many of the cases, like Karen Ann Quinlan and Baby M, are so widely known that they have become part of the national conversation about law and policy.

All are welcome! RSVP is appreciated. Please contact: Cindy Warrick at mailto:cwarrick@njstatelib.orgor 609-278-2640 ext. 172 to RSVP

 

June 8th Author Talk with Jane Kelly

Join us on June 8th from noon to 1 p.m. in the Level 2 Reading Room to hear a talk on Jane Kelly’s latest book, Missing you in Atlantic City. As one of the plot elements, she needed to research the 1964 Democratic Convention in Atlantic City and she will be sharing about her process in doing research on this history.

Kelly is a Philadelphia native who started vacationing at the Jersey Shore at the age of five months. She has returned every year since. A graduate of Chestnut Hill College, she has a MS in Information Studies from Drexel University and a MPhil in Popular Literature from Trinity College, University of Dublin.  After working in New York, Washington DC, Chicago, and Boston, she currently lives in the Philadelphia area.  This is her fourth book in the Meg Daniels mysteries which include Killing Time in Ocean City, Cape Mayhem, and Wrong Beach Island.

All are welcome. RSVP is appreciated to Cindy Warrick at cwarrick@njstatelib.org.org or 609-278-2640 ext. 172.

Ghost Towns and other quirky places in the N.J. Pine Barrens author talk with Barbara Solem-October 7, 2015

The Pine Barrens of New Jersey contain more ghost towns, some say, than the entire American west. In Ghost Towns and Other Quirky Places in the New Jersey Pine Barrens author Barbara Solem-Stull tells the story of the towns that rose up around the iron furnaces, glass factories, paper mills, cranberry farms, and brick making establishments of the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

A popular Pinelands speaker and tour guide, Solem-Stull has written much more than an armchair guide to the area’s ghost towns: Loaded with easy-to-use maps and more than 100 photographs and illustrations, the book provides driving directions and self-guided walking tours of many of the Pine Barrens’ most intriguing historic sites and ruins. This unique field guide is an essential resource for anyone interested in the history of Pinelands ghost towns and in exploring these long-ago communities firsthand.

Please join us in the Level 2 Reading Room of the State Library from noon to 1 p.m. for this interesting author talk.  All are welcome! RSVP is appreciated. RSVP to Cindy Warrick at 609-278-2640 ext. 172 or cwarrick@www.njstatelib.org.

Ghost Towns and other quirky places in the N.J. Pine Barrens author talk with Barbara Solem-October 7, 2015

The Pine Barrens of New Jersey contain more ghost towns, some say, than the entire American west. In Ghost Towns and Other Quirky Places in the New Jersey Pine Barrens author Barbara Solem-Stull tells the story of the towns that rose up around the iron furnaces, glass factories, paper mills, cranberry farms, and brick making establishments of the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

A popular Pinelands speaker and tour guide, Solem-Stull has written much more than an armchair guide to the area’s ghost towns: Loaded with easy-to-use maps and more than 100 photographs and illustrations, the book provides driving directions and self-guided walking tours of many of the Pine Barrens’ most intriguing historic sites and ruins. This unique field guide is an essential resource for anyone interested in the history of Pinelands ghost towns and in exploring these long-ago communities firsthand.

Please join us in the Level 2 Reading Room of the State Library from noon to 1 p.m. for this interesting author talk.  All are welcome! RSVP is appreciated. RSVP to Cindy Warrick at 609-278-2640 ext. 172 or cwarrick@www.njstatelib.org.

June 3 author talk: Jersey Shore Impressionists: The Fascination of Sun and Sea

Please join us for this look at Jersey Shore Impressionists.  They were drawn to the shore because it was a place that recreated the environments they had known during their student days in Europe. They were also drawn because of the light and atmosphere of the Jersey Shore.  The first grouping came during the 1880s. The artists formed colonies.  The second grouping of artists came after 1900 and for the most part, did not go to Europe to study.  The second group produced works that focused on the natural beauty of the environment and the activities of the shore, such as swimming, boating, sun bathing, and the hard labor surrounding pound fishing.

Roy Pedersen, the author, is an art historian and gallery owner.  The publishing of the book coincided with an exhibit of the Jersey Shore Impressionists at Morven.  The Exhibit was attended by more than 10,000 people. Pedersen will talk about what drew these artists to the Jersey Shore, show some of their works and tell us a little of their background.

The program will be held in the Level 2 Reading Room from noon to 1 p.m. and is free.  All are welcome! RSVP is appreciated.  Please respond to Cindy Warrick at 609-278-2640 or cwarrick@www.njstatelib.org.

June 3 author talk: Jersey Shore Impressionists: The Fascination of Sun and Sea

Please join us for this look at Jersey Shore Impressionists.  They were drawn to the shore because it was a place that recreated the environments they had known during their student days in Europe. They were also drawn because of the light and atmosphere of the Jersey Shore.  The first grouping came during the 1880s. The artists formed colonies.  The second grouping of artists came after 1900 and for the most part, did not go to Europe to study.  The second group produced works that focused on the natural beauty of the environment and the activities of the shore, such as swimming, boating, sun bathing, and the hard labor surrounding pound fishing.

Roy Pedersen, the author, is an art historian and gallery owner.  The publishing of the book coincided with an exhibit of the Jersey Shore Impressionists at Morven.  The Exhibit was attended by more than 10,000 people. Pedersen will talk about what drew these artists to the Jersey Shore, show some of their works and tell us a little of their background.

The program will be held in the Level 2 Reading Room from noon to 1 p.m. and is free.  All are welcome! RSVP is appreciated.  Please respond to Cindy Warrick at 609-278-2640 or cwarrick@www.njstatelib.org.

June 3 author talk: Jersey Shore Impressionists: The Fascination of Sun and Sea

Please join us for this look at Jersey Shore Impressionists.  They were drawn to the shore because it was a place that recreated the environments they had known during their student days in Europe. They were also drawn because of the light and atmosphere of the Jersey Shore.  The first grouping came during the 1880s. The artists formed colonies.  The second grouping of artists came after 1900 and for the most part, did not go to Europe to study.  The second group produced works that focused on the natural beauty of the environment and the activities of the shore, such as swimming, boating, sun bathing, and the hard labor surrounding pound fishing.

Roy Pedersen, the author, is an art historian and gallery owner.  The publishing of the book coincided with an exhibit of the Jersey Shore Impressionists at Morven.  The Exhibit was attended by more than 10,000 people. Pedersen will talk about what drew these artists to the Jersey Shore, show some of their works and tell us a little of their background.

The program will be held in the Level 2 Reading Room from noon to 1 p.m. and is free.  All are welcome! RSVP is appreciated.  Please respond to Cindy Warrick at 609-278-2640 or cwarrick@www.njstatelib.org.

May 6-The Great Dissent author talk with Thomas Sealy

Please join us on May 6th for this free author talk.  No right seems more fundamental to American public life than freedom of speech. Yet well into the 20th century that freedom was still an unfulfilled promise, with Americans regularly imprisoned merely for speaking out against government policies.  Free speech as we know it came from a most unexpected source: Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. He was a lifelong skeptic of all individual rights, but in 1919, it was Holmes who wrote a dissenting opinion that would become the affirmation of free speech in the United States.  Come out to find out what changed his mind.

Author Thomas Sealy will talk about how Holmes changed his mind. The talk is taken from his book, The Great Dissent.

All are welcome. RSVP is appreciated. Please respond to Cindy Warrick at 609-278-2640 ext. 172 or cwarrick@www.njstatelib.org.