Fit for a King: Archaeology of Joseph Bonaparte's Point Breeze Estate
Presented by Michael J. Gall, Principal Senior Archaeologist at RGA, Inc. and Richard Viet, Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Department of History and Anthropology at Monmouth University. Joseph Bonaparte, former King of Naples and Spain, fled to America in 1816 and created a lavish estate at Point Breeze in Bordentown, New Jersey. A mysterious fire destroyed the structure in 1820 and Joseph rebuilt on a different site. Join us for a look into this collection to discover how one of North America’s finest houses looked and how Joseph utilized the estate as a public stage as he sought to manage his image as a king in exile. Registration required.
Innovations that Changed the World: An Introduction to the David Sarnoff Collection
Presented by Florencia Pierri, assistant curator at the Sarnoff Collection at The College of New Jersey. Long before the rise of Silicon Valley, New Jersey scientists and engineers formed the core of the nation's electronics industry. This talk will explore the evolution of some of these technologies, and the role played by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) in their production and promotion. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.
The Influenza Pandemic of 1918: Its Story and Lasting Impact after 100 Years
Presented by Rita M. King, Ph.D.. Marking the 100th anniversary of the Spanish Flu of 1918, this fascinating program will cover the origin, spread, and continuing issues presented by the virus. What do we know about it, and what is left to learn? Are we prepared for the next pandemic? Dr. King teaches microbiology and the history of disease at The College of New Jersey. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.
Financial Fitness Seminar: Managing Debt So It Doesn't Manage You
Presented by the Credit Union of NJ. Join us for a seminar that will cover the types of debt, good and bad debt, the warning signs of having too much debt, how to manage your debt by avoiding common pitfalls, and improving your credit. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.
Due to the inclement weather, all branches of the Mercer County Library System are closing at 4:00pm today and all events are cancelled, please check our website and/or catalog for updates regarding due dates and other important announcements.