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September 12, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Virtual: Andrew Carnegie & the Carnegie Libraries (Ashland Library is one!)

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

The topic is a combination of Carnegie and the steel industry + the philanthropy and library project. Presenter Rick Feingold will cover both the Homestead and Braddock libraries in Pittsburgh.

Carnegie gets an "A" for his philanthropy. The Carnegie Foundation is still an active and well funded organization today. The record as an employer is quite mixed. Working conditions were harsh in the steel industry. There are those who question whether the amassing of wealth was worth the price to fund the libraries.

Presented is hosted by the Bigelow Free Library, Clinton and is in collaboration with the following libraries: Groton Public, Longmeadow Storrs Public, Marlborough Public.

Please register for this event and you'll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them. The email will be coming from Zoom. 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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