South Windsor Public Library Event Calendar

Date: 4/10/2019
Time: 12:30 PM -
Title: Booked for Lunch
Contact: staff, 860-644-1541
Description: Our book this month is Magic and Tragic Rosebud by Nancy Palker. (Follow this link for more information.) Author Palker grew up in Manchester, CT. After graduating as a nurse, she took her first job with the U.S. Public Health Service and was sent to the Public Health Service Hospital in Rosebud, SD. (South Windsor native Judy Niederwerfer Kelly was also sent to Rosebud and appears in the book.) The nurses were immersed in a culture very different from Connecticut! The Rosebud reservation is home to the Lakota Sioux. Nancy was there in 1973; the time of rising civil unrest on the reservation; the time of the American Indian Movement and shoot outs with the FBI! She revisited Rosebud in 2016 and found little had changed for those who live there. Nancy will sell and sign copies of her book. Please bring a lunch; the Friends will provide beverages and dessert.            860-644-1541