• For program info (845) 856-7313



  • For info or to register call (845) 856-7313



  • For program info or to register call (845) 856-7313









  • For program info (845) 856-7313



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Library Closed for President's Day

Monday, February 17, 2020

The Port Jervis Free Library will be closed on Monday, February 17 in observance of President’s Day. No library materials will be due.  No fines will accrue.  We will reopen the library on Tuesday, February 18 at 10AM. 




 

ON TOP OF THE WORLD - NINDOMA SHERPA YOUNGEST WOMAN TO CLIMB MOUNT EVEREST
FEBRUARY 20, 2019, 6:30- 7:30 PM
(Snow Date: FEBRUARY 27, 2019)


YOU SHOULD NOT MISS THIS ONE!!
Internationally recognized mountain climber, Nimdoma Sherpa, will discuss the challenges of climbing the highest summits on each of the seven continents and why she does it. In May of 2008, she became the youngest woman to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. Today she serves as the flag bearer for the United Nations World Food Program whose goal is ZERO HUNGER worldwide.

After finishing high school, Nimdoma joined the First Inclusive Women's Sagarmatha Expedition, an all-female mountaineering team supported by the WFP. In May, 2008, all ten team members successfully summited Mount Everest, making 17-year-old Nimdoma the youngest woman to have reached the summit. Her success on Everest was recounted in a children's coloring book titled Snow Leopard, the Yeti and the Girl Who Climbed Mount Everest, published by the WFP to promote the use of school meals to reduce child hunger.

In 2009, Nimdoma and six of her Nepalese Sagarmatha Expedition teammates formed the Seven Summits Women Team, an all-female team whose goal is to climb to the summit of the highest mountain on each of the 7 continents.  Less than 400 people in the world have climbed the 7 Summits. Less than 100 of them are women, including Nimdoma Sherpa
 
A COPY OF THE COLORING BOOK WILL BE PROVIDED TO EACH ATTENDEE FREE OF CHARGE.   Sponsors and Facilitators: Cindy Coker and Fred Harding Charge: Free