november, 2019

thu21nov12:00 pm1:00 pmAdult Book Club12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Details

We meet during the the third week of each month. Copies of the current book are available for checkout at the library. New members always welcome!

 

This month, we are reading The Library Book by Susan Orlean

On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, those who had been cleared out of the building realized it wasn’t a normal alarm. As one fireman recounted, “Once that first stack got going, it was ‘Goodbye, Charlie.’” The fire was disastrous: it reached 2000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed 400,000 books and damaged 700,000 more. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who?

Time

(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location

Delafield Public Library

500 Genesee Street

Organizer

Kelsey Butterfieldkbutterfield@delafieldlibrary.org

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