April Library Programs – Sourlands Mysteries & D&R Canal

Posted on April 8, 2014

Earth Day at Mary Jacobs Library

Celebrate Earth Day at Mary Jacobs Library by learning about one of our areas greatest natural resources—The Delaware & Raritan Canal.  The D&R Canal, part of which runs through Rocky Hill, was one of our nation’s most successful towpath canals.  Johnson & Johnson, Roebling, and Fleischmann’s Distillery all had their start on the D&R Canal.  The canal provides the people of Central NJ with both water supply and a premier recreational facility?   On April 22, 2014 historian, author and canal expert Linda Barth will be on hand to discuss the history of the canal and its impact on the surrounding area.  The program begins at 7:00pm in the Meeting Room on the second floor.  Please call the library at 609-924-7073, ext. 4 or stop by the Reference Desk for additional information or to register.

Murders and Mysteries in the Sourlands

Join us on April 30, 2014 at the Mary Jacobs Library for ‘Murders and Mysteries in the Sourlands’,  a dramatic reading by Darlene Prestbo of the Sourland Actors Guild.  Van Harlingen Historic Society historian Jessie Havens is providing the research for the talented Ms. Prestbo’s script.  Her findings are shocking and amusing at the same time. There are sensational stories about numerous murders of anger, theft, jealousy and vengeance dating to the 19th and 20th centuries. But the intrigue does not stop there. Following the murders there were manhunts and mysterious disappearances surrounding these poor, unfortunate souls who met their doom in the Sourlands.  The program begins at 7:00pm in the Meeting Room on the second floor.  Please call the library at 609-924-7073, ext. 4 or stop by the Reference Desk for additional information or to register.