In collaboration with the Enrichment Center at Washington Township's RecWest, the Library is launching a new series called From Page to Screen. Each month we will read the book, watch the movie, and discuss!
Read The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse that Inspired a Nation (nonfiction-2011) by Elizabeth Letts. Dutch immigrant, Harry deLeyer, journeyed to the US after WWII and developed a transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. Harry paid $80 for the horse and named him Snowman. In less than two years, Harry & Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nation's top pedigree horses and wealthiest socialites.
Documentary film: Harry and Snowman (general audiences - 2017), with a running time of 84 minutes
Copies of this book will be distributed after the program and available to non-attendees after the film at Woodbourne Library. Books may be returned at the program.
Be inspired! The program is free, but registration is required to ensure adequate seating (and popcorn!).