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New Dates for Some Events in Benjamin Franklin Series at CCC


A snow closing has necessitated the rescheduling of two Jan. 27 events in the series of Benjamin Franklin activities that Camden County College is presenting on its Blackwood Campus this semester.


The revised schedule for the display and events making up the series are as follows:


 Now through Feb. 25: “Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World” exhibition, which consists of a 1,000-square-foot photo-panel display that combines representations of original documents, artwork and artifacts. It was organized by the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary and the American Library Association Public Programs Office and made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Great Ideas Brought to Life. Viewable during regular library hours, first floor, Wolverton Learning Resources Center.


 Feb. 17: Reception featuring modern versions of some of Franklin’s favorite foods, 6 p.m., Atrium, Connector Building, followed by “Franklin in His Own Words,” a spoken-word production of The Readers’ Theatre Project of American Literature, and a discussion led by CCC Franklin project director Joan Getaz, Civic Hall, Connector Building.


 Feb. 24: “Franklin’s Inventions and Discoveries” talk by Independence Park Institute presenter Keith Haines, 7 p.m., Civic Hall, Connector Building.


 March 10: “Show Me the Franklins” play and discussion featuring Amanda Kemp and the Theatre for Transformation. This dramatic, musical and sometimes humorous production will offer a fresh perspective on Benjamin Franklin. It is made possible by a grant from the Camden County College Foundation. 7 p.m., Civic Hall, Connector Building.


Though admission to all of these activities is free, community members who want to attend should register for the presentations in advance to ensure seating. Teachers who want to earn approved New Jersey Professional Development credit for attending the presentations should register in advance as well.


For details or a registration form, visit Further information about the exhibit is available at

Published: February 10, 2011