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  • Meet Martha White, E.B. White’s granddaughter, virtually on Tuesday, July 27


    Stuart Little, Charlotte’s Web, Trumpet of the Swan. Chances are growing up you became familiar with one of E.B. White’s classic children’s tales and, if not, in school you most certainly were introduced to Strunk & White’s Elements of Style, the definitive writing guide.

     E.B. White’s writing has touch many lives, but what was it like having the famous author as your grandfather? Join Dover Public Library on Tuesday, July 27 at 6:30PM for a virtual meet and greet with Martha White, E.B. White’s granddaughter. During the presentation, Martha will share her memories of the author, who lived in Maine for 48 years and claimed it as his home. Attendees are invited to share their own memories of reading E.B. White and ask questions about the author.

    Martha is manager of E.B. White’s literary estate, and editor of several compilations of his works including On Democracy and Letters of E.B. White. Martha is also a freelance writer who has contributed work to Yankee Publishing, The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Old Farmer’s Almanac. She currently lives in Rockport, ME, with her husband where they own Rockport Marine.

    This program is free and open to the public. It will be held live online through RingCentral and registration is required to access the login information. It is part of Dover Public Library’s Community Read of Charlotte’s Web, which celebrates the 70th anniversary of its publication next year. Community members are invited to take part in the Community Read by reading (or re-reading) Charlotte’s Web or one of our many books by or on E.B. White, discussing it with others or attending one of our Community Read events. 

    For more information or to register, visit library.dover.nh.gov/events or call the Library at 603-516-6050. Library hours are Monday-Wednesday 9 AM-8:30 PM, Thursday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM and Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM.