Virtual 5th Annual Women’s Expo

The Frankfort Community Public Library is pleased to announce our virtual 2021 Fifth Annual Women’s Expo on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Our speakers will be presenting over video chat and include award winning authors Chris White, Susan Crandall and Sandra Cisneros.  We will spotlight the following books by each author:  The Life List of Adrian Mandrick by Chris White, The Myth of Perpetual Summer by Susan Crandall and The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.  Limited number of books by each author will be available to the public at no cost and can be picked up at the library (TBA.)

Chris White will discuss her award-winning novel on March 13th at 2 p.m. The novel is about a pill-popping anesthesiologist and avid birder, who embarks on a quest to find the extremely rare Ivory-billed Woodpecker only to become stranded in the thick swampland of Florida’s panhandle.

Susan Crandall will talk about her book The Myth of Perpetual Summer on March 13th at 11:30 a.m. The book is the story of a Southern girl in the 1960s trying to protect her three siblings and hold her dysfunctional family together against the onslaught of misfortune, family secrets, and her parent’s volatile relationship.

Sandra Cisneros will share her book The House on Mango Street. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, The House on Mango Street tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, whose neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn’t want to belong — not to her rundown neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her. Esperanza’s story is that of a young girl coming into her power, and inventing for herself what she will become.

You must register for these events to receive your zoom link. To register visit More information about each event will be added to the calendar soon.

Sandra Cisneros’ program will be on March 10th at 1:30 p.m. so that schools may participate. We are recording this video and this program will be available for viewing on our website on Saturday, March 13 for those that are unable to attend on March 10th.

Instead of an in person marketplace we will be partnering with women-owned online vendors.  If you are interested in more information please contact Jamie by email at

We are partnering with our local schools. If you would like to help sponsor books for these students, contact Jamie. They will be reading The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.

We would like to thank the following sponsors for making this event possible: Brenda Buckingham-Erhmann, Glenda Frey, The Friends of the Frankfort Library, Dennis Hoffman, Alyson Mann, NHK, Psi Iota Xi, Susie Rusk, Nancy Ward and Pam Nichols. This event is made possible with the support of Indiana Humanities and the Glick Philanthropies.

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