MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Patrick Garner as “Mr. Edison” will be at the Middletown Township Public Library on Tuesday, July 23rd at 7:30 pm for a fun-filled presentation about his life, his inventions and the lessons those inventions taught him! Children volunteer to join the  “The Wizard of Menlo Park” onstage to act as his “Insomnia Squad.” All children are involved in this highly interactive presentation.

Come meet the man with 1093 US Patents including the Phonograph, the Light Bulb, the Motion Picture Projector , the Universal Stock Ticker, the Alkaline Battery, Talking Dolls, Improved Cement Manufacturing , Electric Generators, the Electric Train, the Tattoo Pen, Wax Paper and all their subsequent manufacturing processes.  The Non-Patented but very necessary Modern Research Laboratory!  Some historians credit him with inventing the Twentieth Century!   Mr. Edison’s life & inventions will be used to illustrate “THE FOUR LESSONS OF EDISON”.

This program is for children ages 5 and up.  Pre-registration @mtpl.org is required for BOTH children and adults for one show only.  Free tickets will be available beginning Monday, July 15th.    Due to the popularity of our programs, tickets must be picked up prior to the day of the event.     

Funding for the library’s public programs comes from the generous support of the Middletown Township Public Library Foundation, Inc. .    


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