Clubwomen and guests shop at the luncheon's silent auction.
Clubwomen and guests shop at the luncheon's silent auction. (Submitted photo)

Dr. Mona Kerby, professor and coordinator of the School Library Program at McDaniel College, and well-known children's book author, spoke at the General Federation of Women's Clubs, Woman's Club of Westminster, holiday luncheon held in December at The Portico of St. John Catholic Church in Westminster.

Kerby is the author of "Owney the Mail Pouch Pooch," about a famous, real dog who for about 10 years — from 1888 to 1897 — rode mail trains all over the country. In July 2011, the U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp in Owney's honor.

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Kerby turned her speech, titled "Enriching Our Lives: Sharing Good Books with Children," into a stand-up comedy routine, much to the amusement of the clubwomen who laughed and applauded throughout.

At the luncheon, clubwomen and guests also had the opportunity to shop at a silent auction.

Note: because incorrect information was submitted to the newspaper, the speaker's last name was misspelled when this item was originally posted.

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