In 1961, segregation seemed to have an overwhelming grip on American Society That is, until an integrated band of college students decided, en masse, to risk everything and buy a ticket on a Greyhound bus bound for the Deep South. They called themselves the Freedom Riders and they managed to bring the president and the entire American public face to face with the challenge of correcting civil-rights inequities that plagued the nation.
Dr. Gloria Cronin will lead a discussion of themes explored in the documentary, Freedom Riders, including the astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of a personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds.
Working on a children’s book? The public is welcome to join the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators at their monthly meeting. Bring some work for workshopping, and lend a hand to other local writers seeking to improve their craft.
The Heralders Children's Choir is a non-auditioned group specifically for home schooled children living in the SLC, Utah Valley and surrounding areas. Join the Utah Valley group as they perform folk songs and dances from around the world.
If you need to return books outside of these hours, a 24-hour drive through book and media drop is located on the North side of the Library.
The Main Library is located at 58 North State Street in Orem, Utah at the north end of the City Center Complex (on the northeast corner of State and Center Streets). Parking is to the east of the library building and is accessed from 100 North. If you need assistance please call 229-7050.