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Books & Bridles: The Story of the Horseback Librarians

November 2 @ 7:00 pm

1920s era photo of librarians on horses

Via Zoom.

The Roosevelt era’s Works Progress Administration (WPA) is known for its many infrastructure projects and improvements. But it also consisted of a little known program called the Packhorse Librarians. Jeffrey Urbin, the Education Specialist for the FDR Presidential Library & Museum will present the story of the Packhorse Librarians, a relatively small group of women, whose mission was to deliver and distribute reading materials to the far-off corners of Appalachia during the Great Depression – on horseback.

Fans of the novels The Giver of Stars and The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek will be intrigued by the real-life story of those who rode for the program.

Co-sponsored by the Lewisboro, Hendrick Hudson, New Rochelle & Pound Ridge Libraries.

Please register HERE for your Zoom link.

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Date:
November 2
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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