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Groves Branch Library hosts Jennifer Davis

Pictured: Jennifer Pharr Davis Pictured: Jennifer Pharr Davis

Provided by: City of Lubbock

Jennifer Pharr Davis, two-time Appalachian Trail thru-hiker, will present a program on Tuesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. at the Groves Branch Library, 5520 19th St.

She will be speaking about the many challenges and lessons that present themselves along the trail, showing slides from over 12,000 miles of long distance hiking, which she has completed on six different continents.

Jen will be answering questions about her hiking exploits. After her presentation, she will be signing copies of her new book, Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph, which Kirkus Reviews has called "an inspired exploration of the meaning of commitment."

With the support of her husband, Brew, and a dedicated group of volunteers, dubbed the "Pit Crew," Jen hiked, stumbled and sometimes crawled the 2,181 mile Appalachian Trail in 46 days (an average of 47 miles per day), becoming the fastest person to hike the trail and the first woman to ever set the mark.

She's been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR's Talk of the Nation, Guideposts magazine, and the CBS Morning Show. But Jen's story is not about records of numbers; it's about endurance, faith, and most of all, love.

Please join us for an exciting and inspiring presentation from this world class athlete and wilderness adventurer. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to the public.

Please call 767-3733 for more information.

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