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Local Author to Discuss "A Lady's Place"
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Local Author to Discuss "A Lady's Place"

At the Cesar Chavez Library

On Monday, May 15, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., the Cesar Chavez Central Library presents a Local History Author Talk.  Mary Jo Gohlke will speak about her new book, A Lady's Place, which is a history of the Philomathean Club.

A Lady’s Place recalls the women of the Philomathean Club who hosted some of the most powerful political figures in the state, and who fostered cultural and intellectual gatherings to share their global experiences.

Mary Jo Gohlke, a Stockton author and retired librarian, describes how the magnificent structure at Hunter and Acacia was built, the club’s ferocious battle to exclude itself from the Magnolia District, how the club and city leaders fought prostitution during World War II. How organized racism by a national organization trickled down to affect every community’s “women’s club” experience

Free parking is available across the street from Chavez Central Library, in the Civic Auditorium parking lot.

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Stockton Library.  The Cesar Chavez Central Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 605 N. El Dorado St. in Stockton, CA 95202.  For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or (866) 805-7323. Visit the Library’s website at www.ssjcpl.org and fan or follow us on twitter.com/ssjcpl and facebook.com/ssjcpl.

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