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The Pack Horse Librarians of Appalachia Documentary

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November 4, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Henry County Public Library

This documentary tells the courageous story of pack horse librarians -women hired by the Franklin Roosevelt’s Work Progress Administration (WPA) during the Great Depression to travel on horseback to deliver library books and magazines to people in Eastern Kentucky, braving creeks, mountains, and inclement weather along the way. The Pack Horse Librarians delivered library books to children in one room schools throughout the Appalachian region and homesteads in the hollers. These were Kentucky women dedicated to helping their fellow Kentuckians. In the film you’ll see many images from that era and hear from historical experts about their impact. KET was also pleased to interview Kentuckian author Kim Michele Richardson, bestselling author of The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek. The documentary is funded in part by a grant from the Carolyn Tassie Memorial Fund. Through their generous donation copies of the documentary are being distributed to libraries and schools across the state.

Documentary is approximately 30 minutes and popcorn will be served.

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