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On Sunday, February 9th at 2 p.m., the Friends of the Library are sponsoring “Grit `n Gumption” presented by our favorite speaker Cherrie Beam-Callaway.
This program is a continuation of stories told in “Promise in a New Land” and “The Courage to Continue.” Reprising her role as Mariah Monahan, in period attire with an Irish brogue, Cherrie tells more captivating stories depicting Nebraska life from 1860 to 1895. Hear about children becoming lost on the prairie, dealing with injuries, lack of women in the country, living on cornmeal, the need for music, and the endless monotonous labor. Learn how homesteaders dealt with schooling, childbirth, tornadoes and Indians. Cherrie Beam-Callaway is retiring, and this will be her last presentation at Columbus Public Library. Let’s give her the biggest and best audience we can to thank her for her wonderful programs.