Library focuses on former first lady


PINE PLAINS — Friends of the Pine Plains Free Library hosted a free speaking engagement on the life of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt as part of its 2011 programming schedule.

The talk was given by Charlotte Scholl, a National Park ranger who works at Val-Kill Cottage, Roosevelt’s former home in Hyde Park. The speaker was chosen as part of Women’s History Month. It is the second themed speaking event the local organization has sponsored; last year attendees learned about Rosie the Riveter, the cultural icon representing American women working in factories during World War II.

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