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2020 Community Read: Remember the Ladies

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Friends of the Grafton Public Library Community Read 2020

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment, The Friends of the Grafton Public Library encourage everyone in town to participate in the 2020 The Community Read Remember the Ladies by Gina L. Mulligan. Remember the Ladies stars on a female lobbyist in 1887 hired by the National Women’s Suffrage Association who comes in conflict with a senator desperate to crush the amendment and it’s champion. In a political game where bribery, threats, extortion, and seduction prevail, who will win and at what cost?

The young adult title is The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters, and the children’s title is Marching with Aunt Susan: Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage by Claire Rudolf Murphy, illustrated by Stacey Schuett.

Stop by the Grafton Public Library to pick up a copy of any Community Read title and come to any of the Community Read events.

In addition to various book discussions, the Library is hosting a variety of events celebrating women’s suffrage, including a felt rose craft and an evening with Steve Adams, Suffrage Balladeer, on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30pm in partnership with the Grafton Historical Society at 71 Main Street, South Grafton, MA. Steve will perform “A Fine Agitation: Scenes from the Struggle for Women’s Suffrage,” a program of original songs created to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage. Covering key moments and individuals in the 72-year struggle for the 19th Amendment, the program presents Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul, Ida B. Wells, Frederick Douglass and others as they fight for women’s right to vote.

Please review the calendar of events and register for programs online at www.grafton.org/events, or call the Library 508-839-4649. A downloadable poster of events is also available.

Details, Heidi Fowler, 508-839-4649 x11XX or fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org.

 

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