Book Club Meeting: The Library Book by Susan Orlean

thu16may12:00 pmthu1:00 pmBook Club Meeting: The Library Book by Susan OrleanFree & Open to the Public

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The May selection for this book club is – The Library Book by Susan Orlean.

The Club will meet on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at 12:00PM in suite 250.

This meeting is open to the public, light refreshments will be served.

The Interchurch Center Book Club May: The Library Book by Susan Orlean May

About the Book:
On the morning of April 28, 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. 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 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?

For more information, call 212.870.3804 or email


May 16, 2019 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm(GMT+00:00)


The Interchurch Center Library

61 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY 10115

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