Friday, August 15, 2014


Patrick Garner as “Mr. Edison” will be at the Clarence Dillon Public Library on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm for a fun-filled presentation about his life, his inventions and the lessons those inventions taught him! Children volunteer to join the “The Wizard of Menlo Park” onstage to act as his “Insomnia Squad.” All children are involved in this highly interactive presentation. Come meet the man with 1093 US Patents including the Phonograph, the Light Bulb, the Motion Picture Projector, the Universal Stock Ticker, the Alkaline Battery, Talking Dolls, Improved Cement Manufacturing, Electric Generators, the Electric Train, the Tattoo Pen,  and Wax Paper.

The program will be held in the downstairs meeting rooms of the library and is for school age children and their parents.  The program is free but registration is requested.  Please register by calling the library at 908-234-2325 ext. 107, in person in the Children’s Library, or by email at For more information please contact Helen Petersen, Children’s Librarian at 908-234-2325 ext. 107.

Monday, August 11, 2014


The Clarence Dillon Public Library will be the place for a morning of fun activities for children and their families on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 10 – 11:30 am.  The activities will include face painting, puppets, balloon art, music, and magic.  Refreshments are provided.  The program is free and registration is requested but not required.  To register call the Children’s Department at the library at 908-234-2325 ext. 107 or email  Please contact Helen Petersen, Children’s Librarian, with any questions.