One City, One Story: Orphan Train

Posted by on Jan 30, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Join Hathaway-Sycamores on Thursday, March 3rd 6 – 9 p.m. for the kickoff event for Pasadena Public Library’s 14th One City, One Story program featuring the book Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.

Thursday, March 3 • Central Library • 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, 91101
6 p.m. • Reception • West Patio
7 p.m. • Panel Discussion followed by Q & A • Donald Wright Auditorium
6 – 9 p.m. • Social Service Agencies Information Displays

Hathaway-Sycamores One City, One Story
The book is described as “A lovely novel about the search for family that also happens to illuminate a fascinating and forgotten chapter of American history. Beautiful.”  Author Christina Baker Kline explains the history behind her novel, “Between 1854 and 1929, so-called “orphan trains” transported more than 200,000 orphaned, abandoned, and homeless children – many of them first-generation Irish Catholic immigrants – from the coastal cities of the eastern United States to the Midwest for “adoption” (often, in fact, indentured servitude).”

The March 3rd event at the Pasadena Central Library, Creating Families Today: A Conversation with local Social Service Agencies, will focus on the evolution of The Children’s Aid Society and Orphan Asylums of the past into the social service agencies of today.

At 7 p.m. Hathaway-Sycamores will join Library Director Jan Sanders in a dynamic conversation, along with representatives from Five Acres and Hillsides, sharing information on the history of the agencies, what we are doing in the community today and how the community can support the children, young adults and families we serve now and in the future.

Hathaway-Sycamores One City, One StoryOther One City, One Story activities and events will be held in March, including a community dialogue with the author scheduled for Thursday, March 31st. Visit the Pasadena Library’s website for more information about One City, One Story and visit Christina Baker Kline’s website for more information about the novel.

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