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Children’s Program: Reading and Discussion of Peter Sis’s Nicky and Vera, with Ann Gainer
Sunday, October 17, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ann Gainer, storyteller and librarian at New Lebanon and Altamont Libraries, will read and discuss with children Peter Sís’s Nicky and Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued. Nicky was a young Englishman who went to Prague to help refugees from the Nazis; Vera, one of the children he saved. His effort to raise money, find foster homes in England, and transport 600 children is told with luminous, poetic images. This true story of the Holocaust was written for children but carries a message of decency, action and courage for all ages. Suitable for children over 8 and adults.