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The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow

April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join author Linda J Barth as she explores groundbreaking, useful, fun, and even silly inventions that have New Jersey roots!

Many people are familiar with Thomas Edison’s “invention factory” in Menlo Park, where he patented the phonograph, the light bulb, along with other innovations. BUT, many other ideas have grown in the Garden State too:

  • the first drive-in theater and boardwalk
  • goodies like ice cream cones and M&M’s®
  • even the first official U.S baseball game was played in New Jersey

A lifelong resident of the Garden State, Linda Barth has been a fan of New Jersey for a long time.  Linda has written two books on the D&R Canal and three children’s picture books: “Bridgetenders Boy,” “Hidden New Jersey,” and “Alice Paul: Champion of Women’s Suffrage.” She has also written “A History of Inventing in New Jersey: From Thomas Edison to the Ice Cream Cone” and “New Jersey Originals.”

This program will take place in the large meeting room and is open to the public–registration is not required to attend.

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April 1
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Old Bridge Public Library
One Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, 08857
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