Events & Programs

The Summer Seminar Series

All seminars are free. No registration required.
nicole yanoso

Summer Seminar Series

Monday, July 23rd @ 10:30am
Dr. Nicole Yanoso
The Irish and the American Presidency

The seminar will showcase the Irish as a potent force in American presidential politics. Nicole Anderson Yanoso is Assistant Professor of History and the Director of Political Science and American Studies at the College of Saint Elizabeth.

Summer Seminar Series

Thursday, July 26th @ 10:30am
Dr. Gary Darden
Edifice Complex: The Vanderbilt Rivalries

Explore the Vanderbilt connections, their associations, and their rivalries in this seminar. Dr. Gary Darden is Associate Professor of History, and Chair, Department of Social Sciences & History, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Madison.

Summer Seminar Series

Monday, July 30th @ 10:30am
Dr. Carlos Yordan
Brexit One Year Later

Last year, Britain decided upon its future relationship with the European Union. What have been the consequences of that decision? How is the relationship likely to develop? Was it the right decision? This lecture will discuss the implications of the 2016 Referendum.

Dr. Yordan is Associate Professor and Department Chair, Political Science, at Drew University.
martha chang

Summer Seminar Series

Thursday, August 2nd @ 10:30am
Martha Chang
From Shanghai to Madison: An Immigrant's Story

Martha Chang will trace the journey of one immigrant, from Shanghai in the 1930s to Post World War 2 New York City to Madison, New Jersey in the 1980s and beyond.

A graduate of Cornell and Harvard, Martha Chang was a Fulbright Scholar in China and Japan. She is completing her first novel about the immigrant experience.

Other Programs this Summer...

Films at the Library

Free. No registration required.

(Film synopses derived from IMDb.)
mr deeds goes to town

Wednesday, July 25th @ 7pm

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

1936/115 min/ NR

Director: Frank Capra

Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft

Longfellow Deeds, a simple-hearted Vermont tuba player, inherits a fortune and has to contend with opportunist city slickers.

Saturday, August 18th @ 2pm

The Intern
2015/ 121/ PG-13
Director: Nancy Meyers
Stars: Robert DeNiro, Anne Hathaway

A 70-year old man takes an internship at a fashion start-up, and bonds with its young CEO.
ministry of fear

Wednesday, August 8th @ 7pm

Ministry of Fear

1944/ 86min/ NR

Director: Fritz Lang

Stars, Ray Milland, Marjorie Reynolds, Hillary Brooke

Stephen Neale has just been released from an asylum during World War 2 in England when he stumbles on a deadly Nazi spy plot by accident, and tries to stop it.