Providence Public Library Explores The Feminine Mystique: 50 Years Later

A Community Conversation to Reflect on Betty Friedan’s Groundbreaking Work on Sunday, November 3

What impact did Betty Friedan’s groundbreaking work The Feminine Mystique have on your life? The book has been called “part social chronicle, part manifesto with insights that continue to inspire.”  Providence Public Library (PPL) invites you to take part in an intergenerational Community Conversation to discuss the impact The Feminine Mystique has had on women since its publication 50 years ago on Sunday, November 3 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm in the Library’s Meeting Room (3rd floor), 150 Empire Street, Providence.

Writing in a time when the average woman first married in her teens and 60 percent of women students dropped out of college to marry, Betty Friedan captured the frustrations and thwarted ambitions of a generation and showed women how they could reclaim their lives.  For info:

Invited Guests…

· Anna Caruolo, MSW, LICSW of South Kingstown, RI

· Joyce May, MLIS, Adult Services and Reference Librarian, East Providence Public Library

· Hilary Jones, Executive Director of Girls Rock! Rhode Island

Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours. Bring ticket for stamping at the Library.