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Milton Library Celebrates Founder’s Day with Author Margarete Cassalina

April 14, 2010 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Milton Library Celebrates Founder’s Day with Local Author Margarete Cassalina


The Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library in Milton New York is pleased to announce that

Margarete Cassalina, a Milton resident and author of the award winning book

Beyond Breathing ,” which recounts her struggle to overcome the loss of her

13-year-old daughter Jena to Cystic Fibrosis (CF) will be the speaker at the

Library’s Founder’s Day on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at 7 pm.

Margarete Cassalina is the mother of Eric and Jena, who were born with cystic fibrosis, and attended Milton Elementary School and the Marlboro Central Schools. Jena was 13 years old when she died while waiting for a double lung transplant. She was an avid reader and attended programs at the Library.

A barn star donated by Ginia Coppola in Jena’s honor will be placed in the Library at this event.

In “Beyond Breathing”, Margarete Cassalina bares her soul in a heart-wrenching memoir about the life and loss of her daughter and her battle with cystic fibrosis. Her journey takes you from unfathomable heartache to love and the understanding of life’s realities. Margarete and her husband Marc are active in the national Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and have dedicated their life to finding a cure. “Beyond Breathing” is currently being considered for a feature film.

Founder’s Day at the Milton Library is a celebration of the founding of the Library in 1884 in memory of Sarah Hull Hallock. Each year, the Board of Trustees hosts Founder’s Day in recognition of the long-standing commitment of the Library to reach out to the Milton community.

This event is free, open to the public, and all are welcome.

Reservations are not required, but appreciated.

Please call (845) 795-2200.


April 14, 2010
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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