The Bridgeport Public Library will host the 1,000-square-foot exhibition for a six-week period between August 29th and October 6th 2016 at the Downtown Burroughs – Saden Library.
“Through an adventure-themed story line, interactive iPad content and other fun activities, Thinking Money explores themes like wants vs. needs, preparing for a rainy day, imagining your future self and avoiding financial fraud.”
More than 130 public libraries from across the country applied for the opportunity to host the exhibition, according to the ALA Public Programs Office.
The public is also invited to attend various financial literacy programs such as:
Couponing 101, Car-Buying 101, Budgeting Workshop, One-on-one Financial Coaching Sessions, and many more.
Inventor Simon Lake believed that the undersea world contained a vast wealth of natural treasures that were waiting to be tapped.
Besides the obvious riches of fish, Lake saw a world on which a great abundance of oil could be tapped from the sea as well.
Lake was always a dreamer, and he came from a family of inventors. His grandfather invented a seed planting machine, his father invented a window shade roller and his cousin invented a telephone.
Simon Lake even named his son after Thomas Edison. It was Lake’s dream after reading Jules Verne’s 1870 book, “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” to invent a submarine. Lake launched America’s first successful submarine in 1897.
The Lake Torpedo Boat Company was located on Seaview Avenue in Bridgeport’s East End. Often, local residents would travel down to the Long Island Sound shore in Bridgeport to sea the latest submarine being launched. The events would attract huge crowds.
In 1918, Lake began to build R-21 submarines under government contract, joining in the World War I munitions activities with the rest of the local factories.