New Brunswick, the Hub City for Transportation

The New Brunswick Free Public Library, along with the New Brunswick Historical Society, present an exhibit and presentations about the history of New Brunswick as a hub for transportation. Both the exhibit and presentations are free and open to the public of all ages. Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.

New Brunswick in Motion Exhibit

On display in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room from October 27 to November 30, 2022.
Trivia Contest: November 1 - 30, 2022.

A timeline exhibit pertaining to New Brunswick as a Transportation Hub, curated by Lanai McAuley of Rutgers History Department, will be on display in the library's community room from 10/27 to 11/30. All, especially children, are welcome to visit the exhibit and take part in a trivia contest. Trivia forms will be available both in the Reference Room and Children's Room. Return the trivia form with at least 5 correct answers for a prize at either department. One trivia form per person. Contest starts on 11/1 and ends on 11/30/2022.

Steamboats of New Brunswick: Great Promise, Unexpected Disappointments

Saturday, November 5 at 2 p.m. in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.
Register here.

In conjunction with the exhibit listed above, historian and photographer Erik Burro will present a lecture about the role steamboats played in supporting the town industries and shipping business on the Raritan River. Please register for this in-person event at; please call 732-745-5108 x20 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

New Brunswick in Motion Presentation

Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 7 p.m. in the Henry Guest House (next to the library).

Lanai McAuley will present a talk to the New Brunswick Historical Society about her research and the exhibit she curated. All are welcome! (Please note that space is limited, and masks are required.)