The Latest at the Library

Fascinated by Jersey history? Interested in Jersey authors? A library in Gloucester County’s Washington Township has a new collection you should check out.

The Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library recently received a collection of 30 hand-picked books that either focus on a topic relative to New Jersey, or are written by a New Jersey author. The collection, which was donated by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH), is one of five in the Garden State.

Every year, NJCH chooses five libraries in the state to receive such collections. Others chosen this year are the New Brunswick Free Public Library, Passaic Public Library, Springfield Free Public Library, and the Ventnor Branch of the Atlantic County Library System.

Some of titles at the Heggan Library, which has plans to move into a new, larger facility in March, include “The Anti-Communist Manifestos: Four Books That Shaped the Cold War,” by John Fleming; “There’s More to New Jersey than the Sopranos,” by Marc Mappen; “The Numerati,” by Stephen Baker; “The Life and Times of Richard J. Hughes: The Politics of Civility,” by Robert Wright; and “The Cubans of Union City: Immigrants and Exiles in a New Jersey Community,” by Yolanda Prieto.

The Heggan Library is located at 208 East Holly Avenue. For more information, call 856-589-3334.

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