James River Valley Library System is honoring Edna LaMoore Waldo with a room dedication at Alfred Dickey Library. The Waldo Room dedication will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at Alfred Dickey Library, 105 3rd St. SE. Refreshments will be provided.

Bob Waldo, grandson of Edna, will give a presentation on her life and contribution to the history of North Dakota.

Edna LaMoore Waldo (1893-1999) was a librarian, teacher, author, lecturer, Dakota historian and pioneer for women’s rights. She was born in Jamestown into a family that produced three professional writers, including Western fiction author Louis L’Amour and journalist Parker LaMoore.

Edna LaMoore Waldo graduated as valedictorian of Jamestown High School in 1910 and from Jamestown College in 1914. She worked at Alfred Dickey Free Library from 1910 to 1911 when the library was located at City Hall. Edna’s most influential book is "Dakota," a history of the Dakota Territory, published in 1931.

For more information, call Alfred Dickey Library at (701) 252-2990.