101-Year-Old Author to Talk at Arlington Public Library

by ARLnow.com January 7, 2013 at 3:30 pm 6 Comments

Martha Ann Miller with Arlington Public Library Director Diane KreshAt 101 years old, Arlington resident Martha Ann Miller has done and seen many things.

She met President Calvin Coolidge. She helped with the desegregation of Arlington Public Schools. She authored an autobiography. And now she’s scheduled to discuss that autobiography, The First Century: And Not Ready for the Rocking Chair Yet,” at Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street).

Miller will be holding an author event at the library’s auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

“Hear her look back on Arlington over the decades, as well as the inside story of how Arlington became the first district in Virginia to desegregate its schools and her role in that moment in history,” the library said of the program. The event is co-sponsored by the Arlington branch of the American Association of University Women.

This isn’t the only library-related news Miller has made recently. In 2011 she received an award from Arlington Public Library Director Diane Kresh in recognition of her being a centenarian user of the library’s Talking Books service.

Photo courtesy Arlington Public Library

  • novasteve

    101 isn’t old. My grandparents were all already learning how to read and write before she was even born!

    • gospelsinger

      I want to know her longevity secrets! I’d like to know how many people live to see 100 – what are the stats Novasteve?

  • Chris M.

    Coolidge is America’s most underrated president.

    • Major Pup McPuppo Jr.


  • YTK

    Coolidge? Old grim Calvin Coolidge??? When he died Dorothy Parker said “How could they tell?”

  • Ballston Resident

    Martha is such an inspiration. That we could all live such productive lives and still be as mentally keen at 101 years of age. Great story.


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