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Events for Thursday November 15, 2012

Computer Savvy Seniors

Computer Savvy Seniors

Thursday November 15, 2012

This beginners program is for seniors with little or no experience using computers. The seven week series will begin with learning mouse skills and will include instruction in windows management, Word, the keyboard, the internet, and email. The final session will be an open lab to review all the previous classes. This program is designed with beginners in mind and will include lots of review. Registration is required and is for the whole seven week program. Registration begins on Monday, August 29. Please call the Reference Department at 973-538-2592 to register or for more information.

3 to 5 year old story time

Three to Five Year Old Story Time

Thursday November 15, 2012
10:00 AM
Come every week and listen to a variety of stories with other children your age through November 15th. Registration is required and can be done in person or by telephone at 973-538-6161.

My American Revolution

My American Revolution: Crossing the Delaware and I-78

Thursday November 15, 2012
7:00 PM
At this program author Robert Sullivan will discuss his latest book My American Revolution, a nostalgic, witty, and always informative topographic retrospective of the sites pertinent to the American Revolution.

Americans tend to think of the Revolution as a Massachusetts-based event orchestrated by Virginians, but, in fact, the war took place mostly in the Middle Colonies — in New York, New Jersey and the parts of Pennsylvania that on a clear day you can almost see from the Empire State Building. In his new book My American Revolution, Robert Sullivan delves into this first Middle America, digging for a glorious, heroic part of the past in the urban, suburban, and sometimes even rural landscape of today. In this talk, Sullivan will recount great adventures along the way: investigating the true history of the crossing of the Delaware, its down-home reenactment each year for the past half a century, and — toward the end of a personal odyssey that involves camping in New Jersey backyards, hiking through lost “mountains,” and eventually some physical therapy — evacuating illegally from Brooklyn to Manhattan by handmade boat. My American Revolution recounts a Brooklyn historian’s failed attempt to memorialize a colonial Maryland regiment; a tattoo artist’s more successful use of a colonial submarine, which resulted in his 2007 arrest by the New York City police and the FBI; and the life of Philip Freneau, the first (and not great) poet of American independence, who died in a swamp in the snow. Last, but not least, along New York harbor, Sullivan re-creates an ancient signal beacon.

Join us as Robert Sullivan describes his many adventures as he moves through the calendar of American independence, considering the weather and the tides, the harbor and the estuary and the yearly return of the stars as salient factors in the war for independence. In this fiercely individual and often hilarious journey to make our revolution his, he shows us how alive our own history is, right under our noses. Refreshments will be served and copies of My American Revolution will be available for purchase for $27.50.


Robert Sullivan is the author of Rats, The Meadowlands, A Whale Hunt, and most recently, The Thoreau You Don't Know. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, New York, A Public Space and Vogue, where he is a contributing editor. He was born in Manhattan and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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