MOUNT VERNON — The public is invited to join the Posada family on Saturday, April 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County for the commemoration of the donation of the late Dr. Hernando Posada’s extraordinary personal library and in recognition of his 60 years in the practice of medicine and the love that he had for the people of Mount Vernon.
After working in hospitals in many cities from Pennsylvania to Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Virginia and Youngstown, Ohio, Dr. Posada accepted a position as pathologist with Martin Memorial Hospital and came to Mount Vernon in 1974. This is where he moved his family and remained in family practice until his retirement in 2013.
Dr. Posada traveled the world and had a myriad of interests. His personal library, which he donated to the community upon his passing last November, reflects this; it includes books on art from around the world, world history, art history, archaeology and anthropology.
Library Director John Chidester will present a plaque to Dr. Posada’s family in commemoration of his generous donation. Dr. Hernando’s son and daughter will give brief remarks and a recitation of one of his favorite readings will be given by another family member. Afterward there will be refreshments and the public will be invited to browse the collection.