Library Class on Organizing and Preserving Photos

Photo preservation specialist Cheryl Freye will present a free, educational Zoom class Tuesday, June 22, at 6 p.m. about saving, organizing, and sharing photographs. Freye’s class is ideal for anyone feeling overwhelmed by multitudes of photographs and videos accumulated in hard copy and on multiple digital devices.

Topics to be covered in the program include photo organization; tips for digitizing photos; backing up photos; what to look for in cloud storage options; and ideas for fun things to do with photos.

Cheryl Freye has specialized in photo preservation since 2005 and is a Photo Coach and Senior Lead Ambassador with forever.com, a digital archive company. She is passionate about helping individuals find a personalized plan to preserve their family photos and stories. She also works with organizations to develop a plan for preserving their history. Freye grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated from Bucknell University with a degree in finance and accounting. She has lived in Winthrop since 1982.

Historian Anne B. Gass to Give Suffrage Road Trip Book Talk

The library welcomes back author and historian Anne B. Gass Thursday, June 24, at 6:30 p.m. for an online presentation about her new novel “We Demand: The Suffrage Road Trip.” The book is based on the true story of a 1915 road trip for the suffrage cause.

The novel is about middle-aged Swedish immigrants, Ingeborg Kindstedt and Maria Kindberg, who visit San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition in the summer of 1915. They plan to buy a car and have a leisurely drive back to their home in Rhode Island. On impulse, they volunteer to bring along two envoys heading to Washington, D.C. to demand votes for women from President Woodrow Wilson and Congress. Soon they are plunged into a difficult and dangerous journey that pushes them to the very limits of their endurance. Over primitive, poorly signaged roads and through blazing heat, biting cold, rain, and snow, they battle their way across the country.

Anne B. Gass is an independent historian with a passion for sharing the history of women’s fight for voting and other rights. The library hosted Gass for a talk in 2020, as part of a Suffrage Centennial series. She discussed her 2014 book “Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage, “an account of her great-grandmother’s leadership in the decisive final years of the suffrage battle.

Gass lectures on suffrage and women’s rights history at schools, colleges, museums, historical societies, and other venues. She is involved with women’s history and women’s rights groups in Maine and nationally.

Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to attend either presentation. For more information about these and other Camden Public Library Programs, visit librarycamden.org.