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Virtual Book Talk: From Gypsy to Jersey
Wednesday, December 01, 2021, 07:00pm

The Springfield Free Public Library is pleased to present a virtual book talk with Yael Adler, author of From Gypsy to Jersey: An Adoption Journey, at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, December 1.

Adler’s memoir was inspired by the chain of events that transpired after she accidently came upon documents, photos and a video that shed light on her adoption from her Romanian birth family, followed by her subsequent trip back to the land of her birth so that she could connect with her Roma (Gypsy) family and learn more about the culture that she came from. Adler’s memoir also looks back at the conditions in Romania after the fall of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and the collapse of communism in 1989, a period when nearly 100,000 abandoned children were living in neglect in institutions across Romania. Ms. Adler also recounts that it was through an ABC 20/20 television series on Romanian orphanages that gave her parents the courage to pursue a private adoption.

Ms. Adler holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and is currently the director of marketing for Thrive Alliance Group, a company that implements mental health support services for public school districts. She enjoys being active in the adoption community and savors every opportunity to listen and learn from other adoptees, adoptive parents, and birth families. More information about the author can be found at www.fromgypsytojersey.com.

Attendance at this virtual program is free and open to all members of the general public. To join the program online, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87880769080?pwd=UDdxZFBOYXE0RmtuQ0NqeU5rQlZMZz09
For dial in telephone access, call 646 876 9923 and enter 878 8076 9080 when prompted for the Meeting ID. Then, when prompted for the Password, enter 199028.

For more information about this program, contact Dale Spindel, Library Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..