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LUNCH WITH BOOKS LIVESTREAM: Highlights from the Heinz History Center Italian American Collection

July 21, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Melissa E. Marinaro, Director of the Italian American Program at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, will discuss the new book, Highlights from the Italian American Collection, at Lunch With Books Livestream on YouTube and Facebook Live

Highlights from the Italian American Collection: Western Pennsylvania Stories is a fascinating visual history presented through the Heinz History Center’s collection of artifacts, archives, and oral histories. The collection is one of the most comprehensive of its kind in the United States and documents the pivotal role Italian Americans played in shaping the region’s political, economic, religious, and cultural landscapes. This important collection gives voice to the immigrant experience in America.

This program will be available to watch live on our Facebook page, our YouTube channel, and on the OCPL website's LWB Livestream page.


SPEAKER BIO: Melissa E. Marinaro is the Director of the Italian American Program at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received a BFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago and a M.A. in Art History from Savannah College of Art and Design. Marinaro has worked in the museum field since 2008 and specializes in immigration history, visual and material culture, and 20th century American History.


Lunch With Books Livestream starts at noon on Facebook and YouTube.


"Lunch With Books" is the library’s flagship program for adult patrons. These lunchtime programs feature authors, poets, musicians, historians, and more every Tuesday at noon. Complimentary beverages are provided. Bring your lunch, feed your brain!


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