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Prallsville Speaker Series Welcomes Author Ralph Young

Posted by on Jun 4, 2017 in | 0 comments

The historic Prallsville Mills kicks off its new speaker series at 1 pm on Sunday, June 4 with an exploration of the role of dissent in American politics from our nation’s inception to current times with author Ralph Young. Young, a Temple University History professor, says that from colonial days to our current turbulent times, dissent shapes our nation. Given the rise in protest and resistance during the last year, a look backwards in time can inform our current conditions. Young is the author of Dissent: The History of an American Idea, a narrative history of the United States from the standpoint of dissenters and protest movements. The book was a finalist for the 2016 Phi Beta Kappa Ralph Waldo Emerson Award. He is also the editor of Dissent in America: Voices That Shaped a Nation, a compilation of more than 100 documents by American dissenters. The event is the first in a planned Speaker’s Series at Prallsville Mill. Next up will be an evening of stories that capture the industry, history, and decadence along the Delaware River. Included in the evening will be: Keith Strunk’s observations about Prallsville Mill and Stockton, Edie Sharp’s insights into the Delaware River Byway, and Becky Diamond’s dive into The Thousand Dollar Dinner, a 19th century culinary challenge between Philadelphia restauranteur James Parkinson and the Delmonico family of NY. This event will be on August 27th at 7pm. The Speakers Series is free and open to the public; however donations to support Prallsville Mills are encouraged and a portion of proceeds from all book sales will be donated back to Prallsville. Signed copies of Dissent can be ordered through The Book Garden. The Prallsville Mills complex in Stockton, NJ, is considered a significant example of early American industrial architecture that was included on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Today, the Mill proudly features cultural and historic events for the entire community. Vist them online at www.prallsvillemills.org or follow them on...

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Grace Hopper Queen of Code Book Signing w/ Laurie Wallmark

Posted by on May 21, 2017 in | 0 comments

We are honored to welcome back author Laurie Wallmark to celebrate her second children’s book continues her exploration of women pioneers in math and science. Grace Hopper was a pioneer in computer programming whose accomplishments have had lasting influence. Wallmark’s debut story, Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine is a picture book biography about the world’s first computer programmer-over a hundred years before the invention of the electronic computer. At a time when girls and women had few options outside the home, Ada followed her dreams and studied mathematics. Join us for an afternoon celebration of all three of these amazing...

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Evening Reads Book Club

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in | 0 comments

The group will meet on the second Tuesday of each month. Email caroline@bookgarden.biz if you are interested in joining us. This month’s read, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, is a beautifully written story of what happens when one is forced to live at a snail’s pace. Join us for what is certainly to be an inspiring discussion. We are excited to be joined by the author via Skype! Please let us know you are coming so we have enough seats and...

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Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh in Hunterdon

Posted by on Mar 13, 2016 in | 0 comments

http://www.npr.org/2016/01/18/463503941/the-real-woods-behind-winnie-the-poohs-forest Author Kathryn Aalto comes to the Hunterdon County Library. Her beautifully illustrated book, The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre...

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Lore of the West Launch Party

Posted by on Feb 7, 2016 in | 0 comments

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