The Friends of the Kinderhook Memorial Library host publisher and author Larry Ashmead on Saturday at John Morra's studio in the old Methodist Church in Stuyvesant. Mr. Ashmead,who retired from a 43-year career from HarperCollins in 2003, recently released his own book Bertha Venation: And Hundreds of Other Funny Names of Real People, a compilation of unusual true names inspired by John Train's two Most Remarkable Names publications. His book is a whimsical delight, containing such examples as "Ida Slaptor," "Roger Gotobed," and "Honeysuckle Weeds." This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. (alibrarian)
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