Philippine Consul General Donates Books to Five Corners Branch Library
The Jersey City Free Public Library was honored to accept a donation of books from the Consul General of the Philippines, in a special ceremony at Five Corners Branch Library on Friday, October 20, 2017.
In honor of Filipino American History Month, which is observed in October each year, the Five Corners Branch Library partnered with the Consulate General of the Republic of the Philippines to expand the Library’s collection of books about the history and culture of the Philippines. Books by noted historian Ambeth Ocampo on the national hero José Rizal, as well as bilingual Filipino-English children’s books, were included in the donation.
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JERSEY CITY, N.J.: Sep. 18, 2017 – The Director of the Jersey City Free Public Library, Priscilla Gardner, announced today that the Library will unveil a new permanent exhibit of City Icon Mayor/Senator Glenn D. Cunningham’s Personal Library and Memorabilia, to be housed on the third floor of the Main Library, 472 Jersey Avenue.
“This exhibit will attest to Cunningham’s lifelong history-making achievements,” said Gardner. The late Mayor and State Senator made history in 2001 by becoming the first and only African-American to be elected to the office of Jersey City Mayor.
The exhibit will feature not just that story, but also others, including Cunningham’s work as a United States Marshal, which he gave up to become the mayor of New Jersey’s second-largest city. Cunningham also led Jersey City through pure horror, as it became the lifeline to lower Manhattan for manpower and supplies following the September 11, 2001 destruction of the World Trade Center Towers.
Read more: A JERSEY CITY ICON: LIBRARY INSTALLS PERMANENT EXHIBIT IN HONOR OF GLENN DALE CUNNINGHAM