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Virtual Author Talk with Debra Scala Giokas, Author of LADIES, FIRST: COMMON THREADS

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Virtual Author Talk with Debra Scala Giokas, Author of LADIES, FIRST: COMMON THREADS

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Virtual Author Talk with Debra Scala Giokas, Author of LADIES, FIRST: COMMON THREADS
• Monday, March 25:: 7:00 p.m.
•  Register for Zoom link: columbiacountylibraries@gmail.com

Engage in conversation with author, Debra Scala Giokas as she shares her inspiration behind her book, Ladies, First Common Threads.

LADIES, FIRST celebrates 18 first ladies who, at one point in their lives, knitted, crocheted, embroidered, quilted,
cross-stitched, or sewed. Their inspirational stories will encourage an appreciation of craft and creativity, patience and perseverance, sacrifice and service, and most of all, the role of the first lady in the United States of America.
For readers 9 and up.

Did you know that…

 • Dolley Madison sewed clothes for orphans and served as directress of an orphanage for girls.
 • Grace Coolidge crocheted the blanket on the Lincoln bed in the White House and had a pet raccoon.
 • Edith Roosevelt cross-stitched a sampler of Theodore Roosevelt’s life and renovated the White House.
 • Lou Henry Hoover knitted baby blankets and earned the first degree in geology from Stanford University.
 • Eleanor Roosevelt knitted sweaters for the troops and was a humanitarian.
 • Barbara Bush needlepointed a rug in 17 countries and 35 states and promoted literacy.

This unique look at 18 first ladies, from Martha Washington to Abigail Adams to Ida McKinley to Helen Taft to Edith Wilson to Barbara Bush, will help readers touch history with a museum-like experience. Each inspiring story gives a glimpse into the minds and hearts of these historic women, threaded together by actual images of various needlework, as well as fascinating photos. Learn about these first ladies’ lives, challenges and accomplishments and become inspired to create and make the world a better place, too.

Also includes places to travel to in the United States or virtually to learn more about the first ladies and their important place in history.

Learn more: www.debrascalagiokas.com

Request a copy of the book through the MHLS: search.midhudsonlibraries.org

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