New Brunswick Free Public Library’s Upcoming Events

loving-story-cover“Created Equal” Film Screening & Discussion

When: Saturday February 8, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 60 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick (map)

“The Loving Story,” a documentary about inter-racial relationships, will be presented and Dr. Mia Bay, Professor of American History and Director of the Center for Race and Ethnicity at Rutgers University, will lead the discussion. (A substitute presenter may be necessary due to unforeseen scheduling difficulties.) Guest panelists will include Dorissa Lige, Charley Flint and Jeff Hitchcock. This program is part of “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,” an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities that uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America’s civil rights history. NEH partnered with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to develop support materials. Additional support for this program has been provided by the Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library.

The New Brunswick Free Public Library celebrates all year long, in 2014, with displays honoring New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary.

  • Now through March 22nd at the New Brunswick Free Public Library:
  1. The New Brunswick African American Heritage Committee hosts Ms. Kym Kirkley’s guest curate of African American history in New Jersey (located in the lobby).
  2. The Indian Diaspora and New Jersey details the immigration to America of a diverse East Indian population and their growing involvement as part of New Jersey’s culture (located in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room).

Please note that the following event has been postponed, with no reschedule date at this time, due to a need for warmer weather:

-From the Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library: (originally scheduled for February 5, 2014)

  • Dennis Kobray presents a program on Scott Joplin. Scott Joplin, despite being an African American that was denied civil rights, made a form of music called Ragtime that combined harmonies from West Africa, Europe and North America.

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