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founding mothersWe’re to be partnering with the Senior Center for this book club. Whether you are a senior or just a book lover who can join us during the day, we hope you’ll attend!

Please join us in person as we read and discuss Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts, an intimate and illuminating look at the fervently patriotic and passionate women whose tireless pursuits on behalf of their families — and their country — proved just as crucial to the forging of a new nation as the rebellion that established it.

We’ll have some copies of the book at the library or you can order it from our online catalog.

No registration necessary, just show up!

About the author: 

Cokie Roberts paved the way for women to be taken seriously in journalism at a time when the industry was dominated by men. With her insightful reporting, she won three Emmys; was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame; was named one of American Women in Radio and Television’s 50 greatest women in the history of broadcasting; and was honored as a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress.

Dedicated to covering the role of women in American history, she was also a historian and New York Times bestselling author who wrote books on the subject, including Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation and Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation — the latter which was turned into an original History Channel documentary Founding Mothers With Cokie Roberts in March 2005.

Fittingly, she herself was considered a founding mother of National Public Radio (NPR) — along with Nina Totenberg, Linda Wertheimer and Susan Stamberg — where she worked starting 1977. In 1988, she moved to ABC News, but still retained a part-time position at NPR, which she held until her death in 2019.

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