PATRON INPUT WANTED!!!
The Library has selected 4 possible programs to offer from the NJ Council of Humanities. The Board would like to get some input before picking the final one. Please read through the programs and then click on the link below to vote. Thanks.
The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln
Discover the personal side of Abraham Lincoln in this first-person interpretation. The program covers the great man’s formative years, his courtship and marriage, the beginnings and development of his abolitionist view point, and his first – though not very successful – trip to Congress. Discussion points also include the causes of the Civil War, major events and turning points within the war, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Gettysburg Address. Presented by the American Historical Theatre
Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The presenter brings an all new adaptation of this horror story written by Washington Irving. The interactive one-man interpretation of the story of the headless horseman draws the audience into the schoolmaster’s world in sleepy Tarry Town. The program, followed by discussion about this 19th century author who also wrote Rip Van Winkle, ends with a dramatic reading of the story’s postscript.. Presented by the American Historical Theatre
Mercer Magic: Roeblings, Kusers, The Mercer Automobile Company, and America’s First Sports Car
Trenton industrialists Ferdinand and Charles Roebling and Anthony and John Kuser founded the Mercer Automobile Company in 1909 to build “a car in a class by itself.” Mercer factory Raceabouts won many regional and national races culminating in Trenton native Eddie Pullen’s victory in the American Grand Prize Race in 1914. Amateur sportsmen driving their own Raceabouts won numerous local races around the country and made the stock Raceabout America’s first successful sports car. Mercer introduced “streamline” models in 1915 and built a total of about 5,500 cars before the factory closed in 1924. As a former employee noted, “Those cars sold as fast as we could make them.” Today Raceabouts and other Mercers are amongst the most highly prized antique automobiles in museums and in private collections, including several in New Jersey. Presented by historian Clifford W. Zink.
Lenape Culture: An Introduction to American Indian Life in New Jersey
The Lenape occupied New Jersey, southeastern New York, eastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware at the time of European exploration and colonization. This lecture presents a variety of authentic artifacts, crafts and clothing to explain Lenape daily life, beliefs, history and creative expression. It also explains the special relationships between the people, the animals and the forest preceding contact with Europeans. The speaker, of Cherokee heritage, can make her presentation in American Indian attire. Presented by Beverly A. Friend, Protégé of James Lone Bear Revey, American Indian Council of New Jersey.
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Story hour for ages 3-5 is held on Thursday mornings at 10:00 from September - May. Our first story hour will commence on September 8th at 10:00. Pre-registration is required as our space is limited.
Book Discussion Group will meet on September 13th at 10:00 for an informal session to get to know each other and discuss a book to choose for everyone to read. If you are interested in signing up, please contact the library at 995-4767 or stop by the circulation desk and leave your name. This is a new program being offered at our library and we hope to see you there!
Holland Library is looking for a story hour volunteer for every other week on Thursday mornings at 10:00 from September-May. You will be responsible for reading stories and doing a small craft with children ages 3-5. If you are interested, please call the library at 908-995-4767 or stop by the library.
The Holland Free Public Library is located at 129 Spring Mills Road, Milford, NJ 08848.
Telephone: (908) 995-4767
Telephone: (908) 995-4767
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