YONKERS, NY — February 15, 2017 — Author Karen S. Allen will discuss her soon-to-be-released biography, “Lo! Here the Gentle Lark: An Inspirational Story of Ellabelle Davis’ Journey from Seamstress to Songstress” on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. at the Grinton I. Will Library. A book signing will follow the discussion.
Ellabella Davis, born and raised in New Rochelle, was one of the first African-American singers to perform in the world’s greatest concert halls. She was voted “Most Outstanding Singer of the Year” in 1946 by the American League of Composers.
The lecture and book signing is free and open to the public and runs approximately 60 minutes. It will be held in the Projection Room on the mezzanine.
The Grinton I. Will Library, located at 1500 Central Park Avenue, is accessible to people with disabilities. Parking is available in the library parking lot or along Central Park Avenue. For more event information visit www.ypl.org.