Calendar of David Library Events

Spring 2016 David Library Lecture Series

We are pleased to announce the following late addition to our spring 2016 lecture series, “Fighting and Fulfilling the American Revolution":

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 7:30 PM - “Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America's Independence,” a lecture by Jack Kelly.   Attending this lecture will be the perfect launch to your Memorial Day weekend, as Jack Kelly guides you into the world of the Revolutionary War soldier. The lecture will examine the decisions, mistakes, fears, risks, and emotions that weighed on the men who led the effort, and draw your attention to the appalling conditions under which the soldiers fought.  Jack Kelly is a journalist and historian. An earlier book of his, Gunpowder: Alchemy, Bombards, and Pyrotechnics: The History of the Explosive that Changed the World was critically acclaimed as "evocative, brilliantly succinct and excruciatingly powerful." His lecture at DLAR will be drawn from his acclaimed new book, Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America’s Independence.  Kelly is a regular contributor to American Heritage Magazine and other national periodicals. A New York Foundation for the Arts fellow in nonfiction literature, Kelly lives in the Hudson Valley, near many of the important sites of Revolution.

David Library lectures are admission free, but reservations are required and can be made by sending an email to, or calling 215.493.6776 ext. 100.

The lecture will be held in Stone Hall inside the Feinstone Conference Center on the David Library campus, 1201 River Road (Rt. 32), Washington Crossing, P (1.3 miles north of the Washington Crossing Bridge).

SAVE THE DATE:  We’ll celebrate Independence Day with a schedule of events throughout the day on Saturday, July 2.  Check back for details.  

Programs at the David Library are free and open to the public. Reservations are necessary. Please call 215.493.6776 ext. 100 or send an email to All events take place in the Feinstone Conference Center at the David Library of the American Revolution, 1201 River Road (Rt. 32), Washington Crossing PA.