Celebrating Women: A Dynamic Presentation On Women’s History

By on April 25, 2014

ColemanAward-winning author Penny Colman is coming to the Verona Public Library to give her acclaimed talk “Celebrating Women!: on Tuesday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. This dynamic program of unique photographs and a lively commentary is based on Ms. Colman’s many road trips in search of historic women’s landmarks. Over the years she has traveled from Maine to California, Michigan to Texas photographing a diversity of landmarks – from plaques to parks, memorials to museums, buildings to benches, signs to statues, graves to gardens – that celebrate women’s indispensable and inspiring contributions to every aspect of American life.

Penny Colman is the author of award-winning biographies and social histories. Her intriguing topics range from Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II to Thanksgiving: The True Story. A popular speaker, Penny has appeared on television, radio, including National Public Radio, and on Book TV, C-Span2. She has been honored by the New Jersey State Legislature for her books and public appearances that have contributed to the advancement of women. The New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs presented her with the New Jersey Women of Achievement Award.

This free talk is sponsored by a donation from the Junior Woman’s Club of Verona, and is being hosted by the Friends of the Verona Public Library. For more information, please email friendsveronalibrary@gmail.com or call the library, located at 17 Gould Street, at 973-857-4848.

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