The New Jersey Center for the Book creates and celebrates rich and diverse cultural communities by partnering with a variety of public and private entities to stimulate public interest in books, reading, and the state’s significant literary heritage.
The New Jersey Center for the Book advances a dynamic literary agenda by creating and championing initiatives that highlight public pride in New Jersey’s literary landmarks and by sponsoring programs and awards that recognize excellence in literacy.
Celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of Rutgers at “Jazz @Rutgers 250: Music, Art and the Written Word “ – March 2, 2016
The New Jersey Center for the Book is pleased to be a sponsor for a major event to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, its host institution.
Enjoy performances by the Leo Johnson Quartet and the NJPAC Jazz for Teens, a solo art exhibition by the Brodsky Center featuring paintings and prints on jazz by noted artist Faith Ringgold, and an exhibition of the written word by the New Jersey Center for the Book celebrating the works of Walter Dean Myers, NJ authors, and the Center’s retrospective on its literacy programs and events. The event is organized by the Rutgers Retired Faculty and Staff Advisory Council. Co-sponsors are: The Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies, the Brodsky Center, the New Jersey Center for the Book, and Rutgers University Libraries.
The family morning session programs and activities offered a variety of activities for children. “The Mythmakers,” Richard Stillmand and Gerald Fierst, performed a fun-filled journey of stories and songs that captured the highlights of New Jersey’s history.
The New Jersey Center for the Book and The Newark Public Library presented a program in celebration of New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 11am to 4pm at The Newark Public Library.
This program is funded in whole or in part by the New Jersey State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, an independent federal agency that grows and sustains a "Nation of Learners" because lifelong learning is critical to success.