Doris Roberts Gallery
2013-3-21T2:00 PMMarch 21, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Got a new eReader and don't know what to do with it? Bring it down to the library on Thursdays between the hours of 2:00 & 4:00 PM and our experts will show you how to check out a book or a magazine for your reader. Make sure the device is fully charged, and bring any connecting cords you might have.
2013-3-21T1:00 PMMarch 21, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Our March selection is Dorothy Wickenden's "Nothing Daunted".Wickenden (executive editor, The New Yorker) shares the story of her grandmother Dorothy Woodruff, who, along with close personal friend Rosamond Underwood, spent nine months teaching at a remote settlement school in northwestern Colorado in the early 20th century. This highly personalized and meticulously researched account is more than a simple family history: it tells a great backstory about American development in those years, an "alternative western," in Wickenden's words. These rich and well-educated young society women, tired of social conventions and frustrated by suffrage work, came face to face with another America in the years before World War I-one that was poor, diverse, remote, lacking in modern conveniences, occasionally violent, and yet spectacularly beautiful and "new." Although far from being a scholarly account, the story here adds to our understanding of women's experiences in presuffrage America.