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Author Visits & Other Programs

The library and Haddonfield Friends of the Library host authors and other presenters as part of adult cultural programming at the library. Haddonfield is the home of many authors, who generously give of their time and talent to support these efforts. For more information on planned author visits, visit the library calendar and programming sections. To suggest a program, send an email to ezino@haddonfieldlibrary.org.

Upcoming programs:

Small Business Workshop – November 4, 2016  10AM – 1:30PM  Registration for this event is required

The New Jersey State Library is working with the New Jersey Division of Taxation’s Taxation University to bring business training to local libraries. Beginning in September, libraries across New Jersey will be hosting the Small Business Workshop to educate local business owners and entrepreneurs about starting and registering businesses in the state. This workshop includes:

Types of Business Ownership
Registering your Business
Reporting Business Income
Meeting Employer Responsibilities
Understanding Sales and Use Tax
and…Your Questions
From the Division of Taxation:
“We want your small business to be successful! The first step is a business plan, registration, and reporting business income. In this seminar, new business owners or potential business owners learn how to properly register a small business with the State of New Jersey and definitions of the different business structures. Once a business earns money, business income is reported to New Jersey. This program will explain the flow of income and how it is reported from the business to the individual.

Small businesses may be required to collect and remit certain New Jersey business taxes. If your business is going to have employees, you have tax obligations to the State of New Jersey. This seminar gives small business employers an overview of their filing responsibilities and how to withhold tax for their New Jersey employees.

New Jersey has a sales tax rate of 7%. This seminar gives a general understanding of New Jersey Sales and Use tax law and filing requirements. We also discuss use and/or accepting New Jersey Sales and Use Tax exemption certificates.”

Michael Vitez – Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and Director of Narrative Medicine at Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine – Thursday, November 10th, 7:00 PM, Library Classroom


Local author and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Michael Vitez, will give a talk about his work as Director of Narrative Medicine at Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine, and also about his new book Great Americans.

In Great Americans, Michael has taken 30 of his favorite narratives and profiles that he wrote for the newspaper and compiled them in a book that includes additional elements not previously published.  Books will be available for purchase.

For more information about Mr. Vitez, visit www.michaelvitez.com.

Last Stands from the Alamo to Benghazi: How Hollywood turns military defeats into moral victories – Tuesday December 6th, 7 PM, Library Classroom


The concept of the “Last Stand” has played and continues to play an influential role in the military and cultural history of just about every country in the world.

The most famous – the Gates of Fire, Thermopylae Pass, late summer 480BCE – set the pattern for military defeats to be celebrated as moral victories. King Leonidas and three hundred Spartans held out against an overwhelming Persian force.  After the battle this message was found: “Go Tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, that here, obedient to their laws, we lie.

Even today Thermopylae has a strong hold on Western thought about war and sacrifice both in actual history and in Hollywood versions of that history. The Alamo, the Little Big Horn, Wake Island, Bataan and Corregidor, the Ia Drang Valley, Mogadishu and others have long been the basis for the assumption that a military defeat can be transformed into a moral victory and that a moral victory can eventually produce a greater victory that vindicates the initial disaster.

This discussion will consider the reality of several of these military defeats and how Hollywood managed to turn them into moral victories. It will concentrate on the Alamo (1836) and the Little Big Horn (aka Custer’s last stand – 1876) and will briefly consider last stands in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Middle East.

Dr. Martin Novelli is co-author (with Dr. Frank J. Wetta of Kean University) of  Last Stands from the Alamo to Benghazi: How Hollywood Turns Military Defeats into Moral Victories (Routledge, December, 2016). They are also the co-authors of The Long Reconstruction: The Post-Civil War South in History, Film, and Memory (Routledge, 2014).

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