Ellis Island was the entryway into the United States for millions of people at the turn of the 20th century. Storyteller, Dolores Hydock, brings this snapshot of history to life through funny, tender stories that turn immigration data into a moving, human–scale story. The story follows one immigrant family as they settle into an exciting new American life during the 1920’s and 1930’s. Stories of the small neighborhood grocery store they ran during the Depression, their games and pastimes, troubles and joys, create a personal portrait of what it was like to bravely “put down new roots” in unfamiliar soil. This program is available for in-person attendance only. Earns 3 punches on reward card for attendance.