Library to celebrate New England women

The Reading Public Library will celebrate remarkable New England women at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 with a presentation by Roger Kolb of New England Armchair Tours, who will introduce audience members to some of the region’s most extraordinary women. From abolitionist and suffragist Lucy Stone, a prominent orator and vocal advocate of women’s rights, to Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, Kolb’s presentation will showcase pioneering humanitarians, scientists, and educators. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Reading Public Library and is free and open to the public.