Barbara Rinella, a former teacher, defines herself as an “academic entertainer.” For many years she has been celebrating literature and learning through her delightful programs on current books. Barbara is now thrilled to do a dramatization of The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post by Allison Pataki . This wonderful historical fiction novel is like having a true conversation with a famous Power Woman who continued to build her father's amazing cereal company becoming one of the richest women in the world and truly helped build the role of women in the 20th Century! Barbara is also doing a terrific dramatization of The Chanel Sisters by Judithe Little. There were 3 Chanel sisters, and their father gives the young girls to a Catholic orphanage when their mother dies. The girls are upset, but they will learn lessons and find ways to blossom--especially Gabriel and her little sister, Antoinette, who become a real sister team! Lets wear pearls!! Barbara is still presenting her program on The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson. During this scary Covid-19 pandemic, what a true help to bring positive Winston Churchill's attitude during the German Blitz by Hitler in 1940 to help us deal with our coronavirus battle!! Barbara is also offering a program on The Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin about survival and resistance during the Nazi occupation in France during WWII. Come meet Blanche, the American Flapper Girl who marries Claude Auzello, who becomes the manager of the Ritz Hotel in Paris! All BEST wishes to everyone as we work hard to get to real normal life during this challenging time!! Reading good books has been a terrific help!! :)
Events open to public:
June 10, 2022, 10 am - The Chanel Sisters for The Little Traveler's Friends. Contact: Bev Nichelson (630) 232-4200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 5, 2022, 1pm - The Chanel Sisters, Elgin, IL. Contact: Wendy Sibery (847-757-9911) or email@example.com
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