We are pleased to announce that Woodbridge Public Library has been awarded a Revisiting the Founding Era Grant to implement public programming and community conversations that explore America’s founding and its enduring themes.
As part of the grant, Woodbridge Public Library will receive 10 copies of a reader containing scholarly essays on selected historical documents from the lauded Gilder Lehrman Collection, $1,000 to help implement programs, and additional digital resources, training, and support from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the American Library Association.
These resources will allow Woodbridge Public Library to launch a program series on the Founding Era. This includes the following programs all to be held at the Woodbridge Main Library:
- Tuesday, February 4 @ 7 PM – Founding Fathers Discussion with Dr. Jonathan Mercantini, Dean, Department of History - Kean University (open to all)
- Monday, March 23 @ 7 PM – Founding Era Readings Presented by Dragonfly Multicultural Arts Center (open to all)
Revisiting the Founding Era (www.foundingera.org) is a three-year national initiative of The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, presented in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Constitution Center, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant provides 100 public libraries across the country the opportunity to use historical documents to spark public conversations about the Founding Era’s enduring ideas and themes and how they continue to influence our lives today.
For more information please visit http://woodbridgelibrary.org/ or call 732-634-4450.