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Published on Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 2:42pm
Thursday, March 3 6:30pm Margaret hollister will discuss growing up in Peking in the 1930s and will read from her new memoir, Inheriting China. Margaret has been a strong advocate for reading and teh city's libraries for over 40 years. She re-established the Friends of the Southeast Library in the 1970s. As a retired social worker, she designed programs to get donated books into public housing and the city jail. During the 1990, she became affectionately known as "the bathroom lady", attending DC Public Library Board meetings and pleading for the replacemnt of decrepit restrooms. At age 94 Margaret is still one of the most active members of the Federation of Friends.