Local author Thomas Johnson, Jr, will talk about his recent book, Common PLACE: The Public Library, Civil Society and Early American Values.

‘The book explores who created America’s first public libraries and why they did so, and how these reasons reflected many of the civic and moral values of the time.  These include knowledge and learning as a key foundation stone of the new, growing American society, as well as the egalitarian sense that citizens were to share knowledge and learning widely.’

Join us in the Woodbury Room on Friday, October 20, at 11:30 (note the time) as Thomas Johnson, Jr,  discusses his book.