Union Public Library Presents “Five Years After Katrina”

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UNION — Union Library Director, Laurie Sansone, traveled to New Orleans ten months after Hurricane Katrina to attend the American Library Association Conference, the first major conference held in New Orleans after the disaster.

Sansone volunteered along with hundreds of other librarians to work with Habitat for Humanity to help construct new housing in the lower Ninth Ward, the hardest hit area of New Orleans. This project would later become known as “Musicians Village,” a village started by Harry Connick Jr. and Wynton Marsalis built specifically for displaced musicians.

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On her second volunteer day, she was filmed for a documentary which aired on the DIY/HGTV network. Sansone will show this documentary as well as photographs of her experience on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. Admission to the program is free.

The Union Public Library is located at 1980 Morris Avenue in Union. For more information, call the reference department at 1-908-851-5450, ext. 5452.


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