Library will have special visit from Clara Barton
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Rowan Public Library is celebrating National Library Week with a special program celebrating great American Clara Barton.
The Friends of the Rowan Public Library will host this special program on Thursday at 7 p.m., in the Stanback Room at the headquarters.
The program features storyteller, actress and writer Karen Vuranch, who will portray Clara Barton — the Angel of the Battlefield and founder of the American Red Cross. Barton, a shy farm girl from Massachusetts, harnessed her iron will and devotion to human welfare to accomplish the good works which earned her world fame.
Despite life-threatening conditions, she provided supplies and care to troops in the Civil War. In 1912 the Detroit Free Press wrote that Clara Barton was the “most perfect incarnation of mercy the modern world has known.”
Vuranch’s style weaves together a love of history, a passion for stories, and a sense of community. She brings history to life through her performance style and drama to create an engaging presentation.
Light refreshments will follow the presentation.