The Tuscarawas County Public Library System will host author Lizzy Hershberger at the Sugarcreek Branch on Tuesday, March 21st at 6:00 PM.
Hershberger will discuss her book Behind Blue Curtains: A True Crime Memoir of an Amish Woman's Survival, Escape, and Pursuit of Justice.
Hershberger was raised ultra-conservative Swartzentruber Amish in Minnesota. After coming forward about systemic abuse in her church, Lizzy became recognized as an expert on the Amish culture, as well as an advocate, panelist, speaker, and Amish language interpreter, for victims of abuse. Lizzy has faced threats and pressure to stop telling her story, and she refused to back down. Her story has now made international news.
Hershberger is the co-founder of Voices of Hope Events, a national support network helping women find their own voice. She volunteers with Victim Services and other groups to improve the lives of women and children.
According to Sugarcreek Branch Supervisor Christine Pierpoint, a book sale and signing will follow the program.
To register for this free program, visit the library’s online registration calendar or call 330-364-4474. The Sugarcreek Branch is located at 120 South Broadway St. in Sugarcreek.