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  • The Characters & Stories of Fred and Pete's Deli presented by Paul Jellinek

    NJ State Library Author Talks

    What better day than April 1 to hear a presentation called "Fred and Pete’s: They’re all Nuts," presented by author Paul Jellinek?  As part of the State Library's popular author talk series, Jellinek presented the history of Fred and Pete's Deli & Luncheonette, a Hamilton Township gathering place for over 45 years, through the eyes and stories of its loyal customers.  Read more…

  • Teri Taylor Appointed to Depository Library Council


    Teri Taylor, U.S. Documents Collections Supervisor at the New Jersey State Library, has been appointed to the Depository Library Council. The 15 member council serves as an advisory committee to the Public Printer of the United States and the Superintendent of Documents.

  • Martha Washington Tells Tales of the First Ladies

    Maggie Worsdale as Martha Washington

    Who better to expose the most obscure facts about the wives of our presidents than the first First Lady: Martha Washington?

  • State Librarian Podcast- March 25, 2014: One Page All Libraries (OPAL)

    A Conversation with the State Librarian - March 25, 2014

    A Conversation with the State Librarian - March 25, 2014

  • Miss New Jersey "Reads Across America" in Little Egg Harbor

    Read Across America, Little Egg Harbor, NJ

    In honor of Dr.

  • State Library March Author Talk Presents a Bit O’ Irish History

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    On Wednesday, March 12 from noon to 1 p.m. the State Library will present a free author talk entitled, I’m sending you a Shamrock to remind you of home.  The program will be held in the Level 2 Reading Room of the library at 185 West State Street in Trenton.enter alt text here (for screen readers)

  • Joseph Bilby Presents the Unknown Story of New Jersey's African-American Civil War Soldiers

    NJ State Library Author Talk Series - Joseph Bilby

    In observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and Black History Month, the New Jersey State Library presented a program by historian, Joseph G. Bilby entitled, Freedom to All: New Jersey’s African-American Civil War Soldiers to a capacity crowd in the Level 2 Reading Room.

  • New Directors Convene at NJSL for Two Days of Training

    New Directors Training in New Jersey

    Newly appointed directors from 24 NJ public libraries came to Trenton for the annual two-day orientation workshop. The first session was held on Feb. 19 at the New Jersey State Library. The second follows on Feb. 26.New Directors Training in New Jersey

  • Libraries of Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland Counties Get OPAL Emergency Prep Training

    One Page All Libraries (OPAL) emergency preparedness training workshop

    The West Deptford Public Library (WDPL) was one of three New Jersey libraries to receive funding for their community disaster preparedness program from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM MAR). The library was eligible for this grant because they attended the NJ State Library's Ports in a Storm summit, completed a service continuity plan and, then, attended an advanced disaster planning workshop.

  • NJ State Library and LibraryLinkNJ Partner to Launch Makerspace Projects Statewide


    The New Jersey State Library and LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey Library Cooperative, have partnered to launch “New Jersey Library Makerspaces – The Leading Edge,” an initiative that combines equipment with community-driven innovation, and provides library patrons with the tools and space to collaborate to design and build manufactured work.

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