Money Enough for a Martini an Hour: Women, Work & Leisure in 1930’s New York

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  4/11/2012

Jamie Bufalino Deschutes Public Library is pleased to welcome Jaime Bufalino to the Redmond and Downtown Libraries  for two programs as part of the 2011 A Novel Idea …. Read Together community wide reading project. Both programs are free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 21, 2012, 3:00 pm
Redmond Public Library

Sunday, April 22, 2012, 2:00 pm
Downtown Bend Public Library

This year’s Novel Idea selection, Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles, delves into the world of Katey Kontent, a young woman living in New York City, 1938. Throughout the course of that singular year in their lives, Katey and her friends discover what it means to live authentic lives in a world on the verge of change.

During her presentation, Professor Bufalino will discuss the impact of the economic crisis of the 1930s on the progress made by women in the “Roaring Twenties?” She will explore the relationship between single women’s work outside the home, their consumption of leisure, and their efforts to be independent in 1930s New York.

Bufalino teaches History at University of Oregon. She also teaches courses in History and Women’s Studies at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, OR. She holds a Ph.D. from University of California, Riverside. Her research focuses on women, consumer culture, and political activism in the early twentieth-century U.S.

For more information about this or other Novel Idea programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.

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