Scotch Plains Public Library would like to invite you to attend a free

screening and film discussion of Rescuing the River on Monday, October 29

at 7:00 PM.

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Rescuing the River is a documentary film exploring the history of

industrial activity, political activism, and legal action surrounding the

cleanup of contaminated sites along New Jersey’s Raritan River, raising

questions of legal and moral culpability.


A post-screening discussion based on the historical, cultural, and ethical

themes and issues raised by the film will follow, facilitated by Neil

Maher, Associate Professor, Federated Department of History at



As a participant in Face to Face: Community Conversations, a program of

the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH), a state partner of the

National Endowment for the Humanities, Scotch Plains Public Library will

be able to offer this event at no cost to participants.


Throughout the year, libraries across the state will be offering similar

programs.  For more information on this program or NJCH’s Face to Face

program, visit or


If you have any questions please contact the library at, or by calling 908-322-5007 x204.