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April 28, 2013

Pittsburg library to stage program about working

PITTSBURG, Kan. — To help celebrate the upcoming Smithsonian Institution exhibit at the Miners Hall Museum in Franklin, the Pittsburg Public Library will present “The Way They Worked,” a program featuring historical recollections from various workers.

The program will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the library.

The presentation will showcase the work lives of local and state residents throughout the 20th century.

People who will be highlighted are Frank Johnson, restaurateur; Steve Knoll, boy entrepreneur; Earl Ludlum, meteorologist; Frances Paulen, coal miner’s wife; Wilson Robb, chiropractor; Jennie Rowe, masseuse; and Charles Tustin, businessman.

There also will be a presentation on the lives of Pullman porters.

Readers for the program include Gil Cooper, Mark Johnson, J.T. Knoll, Linda O’Nelio Knoll, Janette Mauk, Carol Ann Robb, Randy Roberts and Lemuel Sheppard.

Copies of the Kansas Reads book, “Then We Came to the End,” by Joshua Ferris, will be distributed at the event. The title was selected by the Kansas Center for the Book as a companion to the Smithsonian exhibit “The Way We Worked,” which will open on Saturday, May 11, in Franklin.

The library program is free and open to the public.

Details: 620-231-8110.

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