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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 contact@haddonfieldlibrary.org

Programs Coming Soon at the library: (free- call 856-429-1304, ext. 114 to register):  

   Sept. 24- Professor Martin Novelli will discuss ” The Vietnam War: 40 Years Later” at 7 pm at Borough Hall. 

      The American invasion of Vietnam finally came to an end, forty years ago, on April 30, 1975 when combined forces of North Vietnam and the National Liberation Front entered Saigon(now Ho Chi Minh City) and the government of South Vietnam surrendered to the victors. American involvement in the affairs of Vietnam date from 1945 (and even some years before that) and continued after the end of the war. The commitment of over 500,000 American soldiers produced a whole series of human and economic catastrophes that still haunt American politics and culture today. Vietnam was seen as a puppet of Russia and China and thus, according to the illogic of the Cold War, a threat to American security. The lesson that Vietnam was nobody’s puppet came at enormous cost. This talk will discuss the origins of America’s involvement in Vietnam, the growth of a commitment that led to a major war between 1965 and 1975, and some of the consequences of the war for both America and Vietnam.

Dr. Martin Novelli has been teaching about Vietnam since 1980 at the University of the Arts, Ocean County College, and Rutgers University. He has published essays about the war in academic journals and delivered papers on the war at academic conferences in the United States and England.

To register for this free program co-sponsored by the Haddonfield Friends of the Library, call the library at 856-429-1304, ext. 114.

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