The date is December 29, 1940. Franklin Delano Roosevelt has just been re-elected to an unprecedented third term in office. But the world is in a crisis. Nazi Germany has blazed the path of destruction across Europe, and America may soon be drawn into war.

On Saturday, April 18 at 2 pm, watch this famous moment come to life at SCLSNJ's Warren Township Library branch, as you meet with the President just prior to the delivery of his famous “Arsenal of Democracy” speech. Learn what President Roosevelt was thinking, and listen to his plea for the support of our Allies.

Neill Hartley portrays Franklin Delano Roosevelt, one of the most influential presidents of all time, in this fully staged historical presentation, commemorating 70 years of FDR's passing on April 12, 1945.

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Actor and Director Neill Hartley performed last year at SCLSNJ's Warren Twp Library branch in “Washington Irving & The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, and can be seen in the series “House of Cards” as the Secretary of the Treasury.

This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the NJ Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required due to limited seating. Register by calling SCLSNJ's Warren Twp Library branch at 908-754-5554 ext 64, or online by clicking on this link The Warren Twp Library, a branch of the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey, is located at 42 Mountain Boulevard, Warren, NJ 07059.