MOUNT VERNON- The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County's next Brown Bag Chat is "Beyond Buggies & Bonnets: An "Adopted" mother's tale. As an English (non-Amish) parent to Amish "runaways," and to an ex-Amish son-in-law, author Brenda Nixon has a rare, intimate view and understanding of the cloistered, private culture of the Swartzentruber Amish Order. Nixon will share some of her work and her latest book on the controversies, trials and tribulations of this little known Amish sect and the challenges that face those who try to leave their insular world to find jobs, finish their education, and follow their own path in this word "beyond buggies and bonnets."
The progam is open to the public and you're encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch. Drinks and coffee will be provided.