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South Plainfield Public Library presents Remembering the Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - In honor Women’s History Month, Sunday, March 11 at 2pm the South Plainfield Public Library will present “Remembering the Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates”, a program done by Carol Simon Levin.  Carol Simon Levin portrays Abigail Adams — who famously wrote to her husband John asking that the Continental Congress “remember the ladies” when drafting new laws for the new nation. He wrote back that she was “so saucy” and he and the rest of the Congress ignored her pleas completely.  “Abigail” then looks forward in time to tell the stories of some of the courageous and tenacious women of all colors and creeds who fought to enhance women’s political participation — from Dolly Madison to the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote and the pioneering female activists and politicians who’ve worked to extend women’s economic, social, and political rights.

Carol Simon Levin is a Youth Services Librarian at the Bridgewater Branch of the Somerset County Library. She is an experienced storyteller and a member of the New Jersey Storyteller’s Network http://njstorynet.org/wpnjstory/carol-simon-levin and the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators. She has always been fascinated by the history of technology and women’s history and is currently writing a book on Emily Warren Roebling.  This program is presented free, but registration is required.  To sign up for the program call the library at 908-754-7885.

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