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New Jersey Originals: Technical Marvels, Odd Inventions, Trailblazing Characters, and More

September 26, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Linda Barth presents NEW JERSEY ORIGINALS: TECHNICAL MARVELS< ODD INVENTIONS< TRAILBLAZING CHARACTERS, and MORE! What makes New Jersey so special? In part: innovation. In addition to Bell Labs and Thomas Edison, New Jersey has spawned many innovators and inventors. In this presentation, author and retired teacher Linda Barth will speak about the inventions of Bell Labs and Edison, in addition to other valuable, brilliant, and quirky creations. The work of soldiers at Fort Monmouth and Camp Evans—including radar and night vision goggles—helped the United States win World War II. Cook College at Rutgers has produced important, often disease-resistant, vegetables and flowers. Among the edible inventions are pork roll, M&M’s, and the famous Campbell’s green bean casserole. Quirky firsts include Lucy the Elephant and the Francis life car. And just for fun, Linda will highlight some famous and not-so-famous New Jerseyans.


The Fanwood Memorial Library fosters the joy of reading, the spirit of exploration, and the opportunity for personal transformation for all ages and cultures in its role as a community hub, a gateway to electronic information, and a refuge in emergencies. We offer the space, materials, and services that residents of all ages and abilities require to grow and connect to each other and the world. The library has been serving the community since 1903, and now continues its track-record of excellent library services into the 21st century.


September 26, 2019
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
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Fanwood Memorial Library


Fanwood Memorial Library
5 Forest Road
Fanwood, NJ 07023 United States
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