The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt

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Please join the Friends of the Marlborough Public Library on Wednesday, October 17 at 7 pm in the Bigelow Auditorium of the Marlborough Public Library as Dr. Gary Hylander brings his enthusiastic, interactive approach to history with an engaging presentation on Eleanor Roosevelt.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Eleanor Roosevelt.  Her life was a long and complex process of self-discovery.  Growing up as a shy and awkward child, she found her voice and confidence in the politics of the New Deal.  Nicknamed “Eleanor Everywhere” by the press, she traveled where her stricken husband could not go.  Mrs. Roosevelt changed forever the role of First Lady.  Diplomat, social activist and political visionary, she is remembered today as one of the most beloved public figures.

Our lecturer, Gary Hylander, Ph.D., is a professor of History at  Stonehill College. Dr. Hylander is a frequent lecturer at library forums, historical societies, senior centers, and professional organizations.
This event is the first in a series of special programs funded and sponsored in part, by the Ezra Cutting Trust-Bank of America Trustee; in part by a grant from the Marlborough Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; in part by The Friends Memorial Fund established by an anonymous donor of $25,000.

The program is free and open to the public.