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Book Group

April 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Jonesborough Library

Anyone is welcome to participate in our book groups for adults.

“The Library Book” by Susan Orlean

On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. The fire was disastrous: it reached 2000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand 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?  Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the fire, Susan Orlean delivers a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling book that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before.

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Date:
April 11
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Venue

Jonesborough Library
200 Sabin Dr
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
Phone:
423-753-1800