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Date(s) - 11/01/2019
7:00 pm

FP Upper Parish Hall


Friday, November 1 at 7pm the T”UU”rning Leaves Book Club will meet at the church to discuss the October pick. (Usual date changed because of First Parish Players production.) The book is the Bridgewater One Book One Community fall selection The library Book by Susan Orlean, “A dazzling love letter to a beloved institution”.

On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual fire alarm. 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?

Thursday, November 13 at 7:30pm in the Horace Mann Auditorium at BSU, Boyden Hall come for an evening with the author Susan Orlean.