Celebrating Women at the Scotch Plains Public Library

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Credits: Penny Colman
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SCOTCH PLAINS PUBLIC LIBRARY

February 28, 2014

Press Release                         
 
Contact:  Pamela Brooks, Head of Reference and Adult Services                                   
Phone:    (908) 322-5007, x204        
E-mail:     pbrooks@scotlib.org


Penny Colman on Celebrating Women

In honor of Women's History Month, Scotch Plains Public Library invites the public to an evening with Penny Colman on Thursday, March 20, at 7:00 pm.  Ms. Colman will present Celebrating Women, a dynamic program of unique photographs and lively commentary based on her many road trips in search of historic women's landmarks.

Ms. 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, she 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.

A graduate of The University of Michigan and The Johns Hopkins University, Ms. Colman has taught nonfiction literature and creative writing at various colleges and universities, including Teachers College, Columbia University and Queens College, The City University of New York, where she was a Distinguished Lecturer from 2003-2010.

This program is free and open to all interested participants. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance through the library’s website: http://www.scotlib.org or by phone: 908-322-5007, x.204 or e-mail: library@scotlib.org. 

The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Avenue, one block from Park Avenue in the center of town.



 

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