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Library Looks at Women's Suffrage

With Election Day is just around the corner the Greenwich Library is offering an author's talk on an important chapter in the nation's voting history. Writer-historian Kate Kelly will discuss how women won the right to vote on Monday, Nov. 1.

According to public relations officer Kate Petrov, Kelly will discuss the women's suffrage movement from 1848, when the first women's rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, N.Y., through 1920, when the 20th Amendment granting women the vote was approved. Kelly has written over 30 nonfiction works, ranging from her best seller, "Organize Yourself!", to "Living Safe in an Unsafe World." She has also written about presidential elections and the right to vote.

"My ceaseless curiosity and enthusiasm for research has brought me in contact with amazing stories of honor, perseverance, humanity and humor," she said. "You'll realize that history is made up of hardworking people and that some of them could have been your relatives."

The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the library's Meeting Room. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 622-7948.

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