New Jersey is 350 years old in 2014 and our focus this fall is New Jersey programming. On September 23, we will present: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: New Jersey's Civil War Generals at 7pm. The lecture includes the surprising stories of several important Confederate generals with New Jersey connections. The presentation ends with a David Letterman style listing of the best and worst officers from New Jersey. Dr. Martin is the author of over 25 books on the Civil War and American Revolution. On October 9, the presentation will be Murder Most Malicious: 8 New Jersey stories at 7pm. Ernest Ingenito, Robert Redlin, Carl Cuppolino, Robert Zarinsky, Joseph Kallinger, John List, Howard Unruh, Thomas Tarantino: How much do you remember about these names? Were they from your town, even from down the block? Be prepared to sleep with one eye open in our Garden State! The last in our New Jersey series is The Lindbergh Kidnapping: The Real Story. Come at 7pm on November 6 to this provocative program which asks, "Did the right man die in the electric chair?"
In addition to our New Jersey programming, we are also presenting a film series of Movies from Banned Books, beginning with Brokeback Mountain on September 5 and continuing each Friday at 2pm for 5 more weeks. Also, we have a program from 10am to 12pm on October 7 for those of you who need help finding a job. A representative from the Middlesex County Department of Workforce Development will discuss What Employers Expect, Resume Development, and Interview Techniques. Bring your resume if you have one. Preregistration is required for this program. Please call 732-634-4450, ext. 7120 or stop at the Main Library's Information Desk.