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Decoding History
Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 01:00pm - 02:00pm

This year is New Providence’s Tricentennial - let’s celebrate by going back in time!  Join a museum educator over Zoom to explore how everyday items offer an insider’s glimpse of what life was like 200 years ago. Participants will learn about 19th century life as we examine, discuss, and “decode” artifacts – ranging from shoe making tools to a candle mold –  from the teaching collection of the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts. This program was made possible with support from the Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with Decoding History in the subject line. 


We have moved into Phase 3..

of our phased Re-open Plan.  On September 28, we welcomed the first patron in for a 45 minute computer appointment.  Social distancing requires us to limit public access to 2 computers and there are new procedures and restrictions.  

In spite of restrictions, allowing patrons back into the building is another step forward.  We anticipate opening up a COVID browsing library by the beginning of November with an open area for patrons of all ages to come in and browse new and selected materials from our larger collection.  Staff will be available to assist with requests and you can continue to place materials on hold for pickup.

We will continue to make foyer pickup available for those who don't want to come into the library.  Materials should still be returned into the exterior drop boxes.  You can check the complete list of instructions for more information.  

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