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February 2019

HJL Book Club – February 20

February 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Henry Janssen Library, 160 Spring Street
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Join the Club! Read, learn and discuss fascinating historical books with other #berkshistorybuffs. You don’t need to be a member to join the discussion. Please bring a $5 donation and your dinner to enjoy! In February we will be discussing: Bloody Crimes: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Chase for Jefferson Davis, by James L. Swanson  Fee:  $5.00 donation to the Adopt-A-Collection Fund You do not need to be a member of the Berks History Center to join the…

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April 2019

4th Annual Berks History Conference

April 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Join us for our 4th annual history gathering featuring 4 informative lectures on Berks County’s Civil War history.   Conference Topics Include: Three Cheers and a Ringgold Tiger! The Story of the First of the First Defenders: Mark Pflum All Manner of Petty Annoyances: Executing Federal Civil War drafts in Berks County: John M. Lawlor, Jr. Rare Images of Antietam: And the Photographers Who Took Them: Stephen Recker The Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad and the First Defenders: Scott Mingus Lunch will be…

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HJL Book Club – April 17

April 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Henry Janssen Library, 160 Spring Street
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Join the Club! Read, learn and discuss fascinating historical books with other #berkshistorybuffs. You don’t need to be a member to join the discussion. Please bring a $5 donation and your dinner to enjoy! In April we will be discussing: Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams, by Louisa Thomas Fee:  $5.00 donation to the Adopt-A-Collection Fund You do not need to be a member of the Berks History Center to join the discussion. We will provide beverages.  We kindly…

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June 2019

HJL Book Club – June 19

June 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Henry Janssen Library, 160 Spring Street
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Join the Club! Read, learn and discuss fascinating historical books with other #berkshistorybuffs. You don’t need to be a member to join the discussion. Please bring a $5 donation and your dinner to enjoy! In June we will be discussing: This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War, by Drew Gilpin Faust  Fee:  $5.00 donation to the Adopt-A-Collection Fund You do not need to be a member of the Berks History Center to join the discussion. We will…

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August 2019

HJL Book Club – August 21

August 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Henry Janssen Library, 160 Spring Street
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Join the Club! Read, learn and discuss fascinating historical books with other #berkshistorybuffs. You don’t need to be a member to join the discussion. Please bring a $5 donation and your dinner to enjoy! In August we will be discussing: Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, by Walter Isaacson Fee:  $5.00 donation to the Adopt-A-Collection Fund You do not need to be a member of the Berks History Center to join the discussion. We will provide beverages.  We kindly ask that…

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October 2019

HJL Book Club – October 16

October 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Henry Janssen Library, 160 Spring Street
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Join the Club! Read, learn and discuss fascinating historical books with other #berkshistorybuffs. You don’t need to be a member to join the discussion. Please bring a $5 donation and your dinner to enjoy! In October we will be discussing: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J.D. Vance Fee:  $5.00 donation to the Adopt-A-Collection Fund You do not need to be a member of the Berks History Center to join the discussion. We will…

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February 2020

HJL Book Club – February 19

February 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Henry Janssen Library, 160 Spring Street
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Join the Club! Read, learn and discuss fascinating historical books with other #berkshistorybuffs. You don’t need to be a member to join the discussion. Please bring a $5 donation and your dinner to enjoy! In February we will be discussing: Grant, by Ron Chernow Fee:  $5.00 donation to the Adopt-A-Collection Fund You do not need to be a member of the Berks History Center to join the discussion. We will provide beverages.  We kindly ask that you bring a brown…

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April 2020

CANCELED: 5th Annual Berks History Conference

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States

This event has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. Lunch provided. Cost: $25 Students/ $50 Members / $60 Non-Members / $90 for Admission and a Membership to the Berks History Center ($10 savings on individual level membership) Call 610-375-4375 to register or send your check and registration form to Berks History Center: 940 Centre Ave. Reading, PA 19601 Conference Topics & Speakers: Problems That Confronted the First Women Jurors in Berks County Brian Engelhardt, Esq. Although passage of the 19th…

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CANCELED: HJL Book Club – April 15

April 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Henry Janssen Library, 160 Spring Street
Reading, PA 19601 United States

The April 15th meeting of the HJL Book Club has been canceled. The book "The Arsenal of Democracy" will be discussed at the next meeting scheduled on June 17, 2020. Join the Club! Read, learn and discuss fascinating historical books with other #berkshistorybuffs. You don’t need to be a member to join the discussion. Please bring a $5 donation and your dinner to enjoy!   In April we will be discussing The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic…

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June 2020

POSTPONTED: HJL Book Club – June 17

June 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Henry Janssen Library, 160 Spring Street
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Join the Club! Read, learn and discuss fascinating historical books with other #berkshistorybuffs. You don’t need to be a member to join the discussion. Please bring a $5 donation and your dinner to enjoy! In June we will be discussing: The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War by A.J. Baime Fee:  $5.00 donation to the Adopt-A-Collection Fund You do not need to be a member of the Berks History Center to…

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