Englewood book launch party at library on Sunday
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Englewood book launch party at library on Sunday

From left, Englewood Historical Society’s co-presidents Charlotte Bennett Schoen and Irmari Nacht, with author HIllary Viders. (Courtesy Englewood Historical Society)
From left, Englewood Historical Society’s co-presidents Charlotte Bennett Schoen and Irmari Nacht, with author HIllary Viders. (Courtesy Englewood Historical Society)

The Englewood Historical Society hosts a book launch party for its new publication, “Extraordinary Englewood” by Hillary Viders, at the Englewood Library on Sunday, April 28, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Irmari Nacht, co-president of the EHS, said, “The Englewood Historical Society is proud of its wonderful new book, ‘Extraordinary Englewood,’ a 166-page full color compendium of 75 interviews and photos by feature writer Hillary Viders for the Northern Valley Press.

“As an historical society, we are not only interested in the marvelous buildings that give character to our town, but we also want to know about the characters who play a role in shaping our community.”

Ms. Viders started the project in 2016, when she realized how many interesting people lived in Englewood, and she was encouraged by Northern Valley Press editor, Tom Clancy. Former Englewood Mayor Sandy Greenberg helped her collect names, which led to so many more. The ages of the people in the book range from 20s to 101 and many of them are Jewish.

The public is invited to join EHS members and “Extraordinary Englewood” interviewees at the book launch party. Books will be for sale, and Hillary Viders and many of the people featured in the book will be there to sign copies. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call (201) 568-2215, email charlotte3377@gmail.com, or go to englewoodlibrary.org.

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