One Book One Philadelphia programming will be coming to several local libraries.
Orphan Train is the story of Vivian, a 91-year-old widow once orphaned as a child, and Molly, a troubled teen who has been shuffled from one unstable foster home to another. The two women develop a bond, with Vivian treasuring her Irish immigrant roots and Molly finding comfort in her ancestral Native American tradition. The novel sheds light on an era when thousands of orphaned children were taken from crowded cities to face uncertain futures in the rural Midwest.
There will be a book discussion on Wednesday, March 18, at 3 p.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.
Two local branches will welcome Marcie Ziskind to teach people to create and paint Celtic knots. She will appear at the Katharine Drexel Library, 11099 Knights Road, on Monday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m., and at Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., on Tuesday, March 3, at 4 p.m.
On Saturday, March 7, at 2 p.m., visitors to Tacony Library, 6742 Torresdale Ave., will create Native American and Irish bookmarks. ••