Granddaughter of Lynchburg Public Library pioneer to speak

Lynchburg native Molly Brown wrote "Leaning to Walk in India".

LYNCHBURG, Va (WSET) - The Lynchburg Public Library and the Friends of the Lynchburg Public Library will present, "An Evening with Author Molly Kate Brown" on Thursday, September 8 at 6:00 p.m.

Brown will discuss her book, Learning to Walk in India: A Love Story.

The author grew up in Lynchburg, VA and graduated as Student Council President of EC Glass High School in 1992. She works in the Emergency Room at Boulder Community Health in Boulder, Colorado as a Nurse Practitioner.

Brown's grandfather, Dr. Carroll Lippard, a well-known Lynchburg OB-GYN, joined retired State Senator Elliot Schewel and officials from local colleges and businesses and championed a campaign in 1966 to open a public library that was available to all residents of Lynchburg regardless of race.

In Learning to Walk in India, newlywed Molly Brown is forced to traverse her inner landscape with new eyes while navigating a culture so different from her own in Boulder, Colorado.

When a life-altering illness brings her to her knees at age thirty-two, Molly's long-held dream to travel solo through India is shattered, giving way to a journey of another kind.

Told with unflinching honesty, Molly's raw and often humorous account takes us on her wild, unforgettable ride as she surrenders to India, to her herself, and ultimately to the unknown as she learns to walk again.

Admission to the event is free, and light refreshments will be available.

About the Friends of the Lynchburg Public Library:

The Friends of the Lynchburg Public Library was established in 1964 to coalesce public support and to raise funds for a public library that would be open to all Lynchburg residents regardless of race. Today, Friends of the Lynchburg Public Library is a 501(c)(3) that raises funds to support the programs and initiatives of the Lynchburg Public Library.

For additional information, please contact Sarah Williamson 434.660.8528

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