Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Books & Bridles: The Story of The Horse Back Librarians

August 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

During the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was known for its many massive infrastructure projects and improvements. But it also consisted of a little-known program called the Pack Horse Library Project. This virtual presentation tells the story of the Pack Horse 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 darkest hours of the Depression.

Presented by Jeffrey Urbin, Education Specialist from the FDR Presidential Library & Museum, located in Hyde Park, NY.

Hosted on Zoom. Free and open to all. Register here (copy and paste the link into your browser): https://bit.ly/3aAADTX.

This program is a collaboration between Warner Library, Putnam Valley Library, Beekman Library, Stone Ridge Public Library, and Town of Esopus Library.

*Please note that the Putnam Valley Library will handle registration for this program.

Details

Date:
August 8
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
https://warnerlibrary.org/2022/07/14/books-bridles-the-story-of-the-horse-back-librarians-8-8-7-pm/

Organizers

Warner Library
Putnam Valley Library
Beekman Library
Stone Ridge Public Library
Esopus Library
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Venue

Warner Library
121 North Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
914-631-7734
View Venue Website