From February through July, Harrison Public Library (HPL) will present a series of programs that celebrate the 80th anniversary of American pilot Amelia Earhart’s last flight. The former Harrison resident was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, but disappeared mysteriously in 1937 while attempting to embark on a flight around the world. This month, HPL will screen the 2009 movie Amelia, which stars Hilary Swank and Richard Gere (2/23). The following day, author Paul Kicks will discuss what Earhart’s life was like while living in Harrison in the 1930s (2/24). A variety of events follow through July, including a book discussion of Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (3/6), a piano concert by Carolyn Enger that will focus on 1930s music (5/18), an air traffic controller presentation (7/24) and more. For more info, visit: harrisonpl.org.
A version of this article first appeared in the February 2017 issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.
Image above: Amelia Earhart (photo source: Creative Commons)