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NJ Room Stars as Backdrop Again for the TV show, “Who Do You Think You Are?”

The British, and original, version of the popular genealogy show, Who Do You Think You Are? staged a video shoot at the Main Library’s New Jersey Room on Saturday, June 16, 2012, with an actress who just might be familiar with U.S. audiences: Samantha Womack.

Before you think, ‘Samantha who?’ think, EastEnders, a popular British drama shown on local PBS stations in the New York metropolitan area.

People come to the New Jersey Room, the special collection department at the Jersey City Free Public Library, when researching personal, and home, histories. Genealogy searches are done from phone calls throughout the world, as families who have settled here, have then moved on.

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The Provident Bank Donates 19th Century Map-Other Items-to NJ Room

Pieces of the historical puzzle that bind The Provident Bank and the City of Jersey City now have become part of the Jersey City Free Public Library, for their preservation and for all to see.

All items being donated to the New Jersey Room of the Jersey City Free Public Library are property of The Provident Bank and were accumulated in the course of its 173 years of banking.

“Provident and Jersey City share more than a connection with Dudley Gregory, Provident’s first acting president and Jersey City’s first mayor. The Provident Bank shares a rich history with the City of Jersey City: its businesses, its peoples, its successes and its challenges. We take pride in this shared history, and we are delighted that we can share our treasure trove of historical information with the residents of Jersey City through the Jersey City Public Library,” said Jean Quinn, vice president, public relations, The Provident Bank.

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Stroke Awareness

Federal Documents Department Promoted Stroke Awareness in its Well-Attended Program on May 17th

Fifteen people traveled to the Main Library in Jersey City for the Stroke Awareness program, presented by the Federal Documents Department, on Tuesday, May 17, 2012. The discussion on the cause factors, care, and prevention of stroke was led by Dr. Erica Frangione, DNP, RN-BC – a Registered Nurse Stroke Program Coordinator from Bayonne Medical Center.

The program was a timely one, as May is Stroke Awareness Month.  Did you know? Someone in the US has a stroke every 40 seconds. Every 4 minutes someone dies of stroke. Every year, about 795,000 of these are first or new strokes. About 185,000 people who survive a stroke go on to have another. Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. www.cdc.gov

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