An Afternoon with Eleanor Roosevelt
The Friends of the Case Memorial Library is presenting a performance by Sheryl Faye on Saturday, June 3 at 2:00pm. Back by popular demand, Sheryl Faye enthralled last year’s audience with her impersonation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Since 2003, Sheryl has offered programs portraying outstanding American women. She uses props, costumes and media to create memorable biographical presentations.
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin Roosevelt, was a leader in her own right, involved in numerous humanitarian causes throughout her life. An unhappy and lonely childhood conditioned her to become the voice of the downtrodden. When FDR contracted polio, she was thrust into the spotlight of his campaign for NY Governor, overcoming her shyness. Her political prowess gained recognition and during FDR’s Presidency, she became one of the most active First Ladies in history, working for political, racial and social justice. After his death, Eleanor was a delegate to the UN, advocating for human rights issues. She remained active in Democratic causes and was a prolific writer until her death at the age of 78.
At 1:00pm, the Friends will award their annual scholarship, named in memory of former member, Lucy Scillia. The Scholarship will be given to a graduating Orange student continuing academic studies. At this annual meeting the Friends will also vote for new Board members. The public is invited to attend all events, especially people interested in joining the Friends of the Case Memorial Library.
Please go to www.casememoriallibrary.org or call 203-891-2170 to register for this eventful, educational and entertaining program.