The 2017 Philip Roth Lecture @ Newark Public Library
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

PHILIP ROTH LECTURE (click here to download flyer)

Robert A. Caro, award-winning journalist and author of celebrated biographies of United States political figures Robert Moses and Lyndon B. Johnson, will discuss “The Civil Rights Act of 1964.”

Doors Open: 5:30 pm
Program: 6:30 pm
Reception: 7:30 pm

First 150 arrivals will be seated in Centennial Hall. Others will be seated in 2nd Floor Reading Room, where the lecture will be simulcast.

The lecture can also be viewed at the following branch locations:

  • North End Branch Library, 722 Summer Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104, 973-733-7766
  • Springfield Branch Library, 50 Hayes Street, Newark, NJ 07103, 973-733-7736
  • Vailsburg Branch Library, 75 Alexander Street, Newark, NJ 07106, 973-733-7755
  • Van Buren Branch Library, 140 Van Buren Street, Newark, NJ 07105, 973-733-7750
  • Weequahic Branch Library, 355 Osborne Terrace, Newark, NJ 07112, 973-733-7751

The Philip Roth Lecture Committee

  • Adam Gopnik, journalist and staff writer at The New Yorker
  • Nicole Krauss, novelist
  • David Remnick, editor-in-chief of The New Yorker
  • Benjamin Taylor, author, most recently of Proust: The Search
  • Rosemary Steinbaum, Newark Public Library board representative
  • Jeffrey Trzeciak, director, Newark Public Library

For more information, please call 973-733-7735.

There will be reserved seats for special invited guests in Centennial Hall who must RSVP in advance.