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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown: Desk 88

2020-02-02 14:00:00 2020-02-02 16:00:00 America/New_York U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown: Desk 88 Main Library

Sunday, February 02
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-02-02 14:00:00 2020-02-02 16:00:00 America/New_York U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown: Desk 88 Ohio’s senior U.S. senator will discuss his new book, Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America. Connie Schultz, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and author, will moderate. Main Library

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Ohio’s senior U.S. senator will discuss his new book, Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America. Connie Schultz, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and author, will moderate.

Ohio’s senior U.S. senator will discuss his new book, Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America. The program will be moderated by his wife, Connie Schultz, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and author.

The event is free. Doors will open at 1:30 pm. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Since his election to the U.S. Senate in 2006, Sherrod Brown has sat on the Senate floor at a mahogany desk with a proud history. In Desk 88, he tells the story of eight of the Senators who were there before him. Despite their flaws and frequent setbacks, each made a decisive contribution to the creation of a more just America. They range from Hugo Black, who helped to lift millions of American workers out of poverty, to Robert F. Kennedy, whose eyes were opened by an undernourished Mississippi child and who then spent the rest of his life afflicting the comfortable.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sherrod Brown has served as a United States Senator from Ohio since 2006. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 13th congressional district from 1993 to 2007 and the 47th Secretary of State of Ohio from 1983 to 1991. He started his political career in 1975 as an Ohio State Representative.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR: Connie Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and the author of two books, "Life Happens: And Other Unavoidable Truths" and "...and His Lovely Wife." Her first novel, "The Daughters of Erietown," will be published in June 2020.

AGE GROUP: | Teen | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Events | Books & Writing |

TAGS: | writers | Books |

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