EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—Did you know that New Jersey is often referred to as being the “diner capital of the world?” With over five hundred diners in operation, it is clear to see how they influence the Garden State.

To celebrate the heritage of the New Jersey diner, the East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) is hosting the special program “The History of Diners in New Jersey” on April 30 at 7:30 pm.

This program features author and historian Michael Gabriele, who will discuss the roles that diners have played in our state’s culture and industry for more than one hundred years.

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Gabriele wrote the book “The History of Diners in New Jersey” which features stories about noteworthy diners of the past and present. It also contains first-hand interviews with diner owners, staff and regulars, along with rare photographs and postcards.

Following the presentation, copies of “The History of Diners in New Jersey” will be available for purchase.

“The History of Diners in New Jersey” is sponsored by the Friends of the East Brunswick Library. This group of community volunteers is always looking for new members; membership information can be found online at www.ebpl.org/friends.

This program is free and open to the public. Information about additional programs and events held at East Brunswick Public Library can be found online at www.ebpl.org/calendar.