Eleanor Roosevelt featured in library Chautaqua program

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Marilyn Adams of Santa Fe will be in town Saturday as Eleanor Roosevelt as part of the New Mexico Humanities Council Chautauqua program.

She performs Roosevelt as a legend of ubiquity, an American myth of measureless energy, an inexhaustible theme for wisecracks — some kind, more often not. Roosevelt became a kind of personal consciousness in action. Her achievements in social and political areas, her years as first lady, her seemingly nonstop activities during World War II and her “years alone” when she became known as the First Lady of the World make the story of Eleanor Roosevelt important to all generations.

Adams, a teacher, playwright and actor, portrays Roosevelt to honor this remarkable woman and champion of human rights.

The Socorro Branch of the American Association of University Women brings the Chautauqua program on March 9 to the Alice Kase Reading Room of the Socorro Public Library at 2 p.m.