BELMAR, NJ — Historian Craig Uplinger concludes his political series on Wednesday, May 15, with a session on "Democratic Candidates, Politics and Primaries" at the Belmar Public Library.

During the free program, Uplinger will provide participants with a forum to engage in an “informed and spirited, yet civil discussion” on issues that dominate today’s world of politics and government.

“It is my hope that those who attend will walk away with a better understanding of the issue, as well as a greater value for the art of civil discourse,” he said, adding that each participant will receive a packet of information to frame each issue.

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The two-hour session will begin at 6 p.m. at the main library, located at 517 10th Avenue on the corner of E Street.

Uplinger is a teacher of American history and the U.S. Constitution at Marlboro High School. A James Madison fellow in Monmouth University’s Outstanding Graduate School in History, he is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the national historical honor society.

For more information about the free program, call the Belmar Public Library at 732-681-0775 or visit to send a message.

Belmar Public Library has two locations: its main building at 517 10th Avenue on the corner of E Street, and the library annex at 503 Seventh Avenue.

For updates on the library’s various programs and services, visits its website or Facebook page.

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