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Date:
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time:
10:30am - 12:00pm
Location:
Categories:
Adults, Local History, Special Event

Ernie and Geraldine "Jerry" Pyle built their Albuquerque home in 1940 as a "sort of home plate" after criss-crossing the country for years as a roving reporter and "that girl who rides with me." Five years later, Pyle was a Pulitzer Prize winning war correspondent killed in combat, and his wife did not long survive him. The outpouring of grief at Ernie Pyle's death found expression in many efforts to create a local memorial. Learn about the behind-the-scenes efforts that led to the October 1948 opening of Albuquerque's oldest Public Library branch in the little white house on Girard SE, and about the 70 years the library has celebrated America's most beloved journalist.

Image courtesy of The Public Library ABQ-BernCo Special Collections, Ernie Pyle Collection

 

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8:30am - 10:00am, @Taylor Ranch Community Center, Taylor Ranch Library.
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19
10:00am - 11:30am, Cherry Hills Library.
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19
10:15am - 11:00am, South Valley Meeting Room, South Valley Library.
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19
10:15am - 11:00am, Children's Room, Cherry Hills Library.
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19
10:15am - 10:45am, Erna Fergusson Meeting Room, Erna Fergusson Library.
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19
10:30am - 12:00pm, @Taylor Ranch Community Center, Taylor Ranch Library.
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19
10:30am - 11:30am, Children's Activity Room, Central & Unser.
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19
10:30am - 11:00am, South Broadway Library.
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19
10:30am - 11:30am,
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19
11:00am - 11:30am, Children's Room, Cherry Hills Library.