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Marie BenedictAn Evening with Marie Benedict
Tues., Sept. 15, 6:30 pm, Medina Library

Marie Benedict is a lawyer and litigator at two of the country’s premier law firms, who found her calling unearthing the hidden historical stories of women. She excavates from the past the most important, complex and fascinating women of history and brings them into the light of present-day, along with their contributions and insights into modern issues. Her books include The Other Einstein, Carnegie's Maid, The Only Woman in the Room, and Lady Clementine.
Free event: Registration begins Aug. 15 by calling 330-722-4257 or online.
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How did you come to love reading and libraries?

Some of my favorite childhood memories are of going to the library to participate in the summer reading program. I can still picture some of the “game boards” from my youth. In those days, we had to meet with a librarian and tell her about each book we read in order to earn a sticker. The excitement of completing the program each summer definitely helped to make me a life-long reader.  

I’ve always found the pages of a book to be a magical place. Whatever I was reading could exist in my mind, exactly as I pictured it. That is still true today. A good book gives me the chance to step out of my everyday routine, and go on an adventure or step into someone else’s shoes. 

What is your very favorite kind of book to read, and why?

I enjoy reading family sagas. I have always been interested in human behavior and how people relate to each other. When you add to that the dynamics of family and the passage of time, you have some pretty compelling stories!