Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Hear about "The Quotable Amelia Earhart" Tuesday, Sept. 15 @ 7pm

The Friends of the Dover Public Library will host Dover resident Michele Wehrwein Albion, editor of the new book, “The Quotable Amelia Earhart”, on Tuesday, September 15 at 7pm.  This is Michele’s fifth book and the Friends are delighted to have the book’s Launch Party at the library on its first day of publication!

    A fearless pioneer and a record-breaking pilot, Amelia Earhart engaged the nation and the world when she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. Today, people remember her most for her disappearance on the last leg of her round-the-world flight in 1937. But more than a record breaker or a ghost lost over the Pacific, Earhart was ambitious, driven, and strong at a time when all three of these traits were considered unfeminine. Earhart’s words and her example encouraged women to step beyond the narrow confines of their traditional roles.

    “The Quotable Amelia Earhart” brings together statements from a variety of sources and covers a wide range of topics, including Earhart’s flights and her opinions on politics, work, religion, and gender equality. This definitive resource provides a concise, documented collection of Earhart’s quotations so that her words, as well as her achievements, may inspire a new generation. In addition, library patrons will have the opportunity to sample cookies made from Earhart's own recipe.
     Michele Wehrwein Albion grew up in Maine with a great respect for the past. She has  degrees from the University of Maine and George Washington University. Before becoming a writer, Albion worked at the Fort Western Museum, The Maine State Museum, The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and The Edison and Ford Winter Estates. She is the author of “The Florida Life of Thomas Edison” and editor of “The Quotable Edison”, “The Quotable Henry Ford”, and “The Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt”. Signed copies of “The Quotable Amelia Earhart” will be available for purchase. This program is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050.  

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