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"The Library Book," by Susan Orlean, a discussion. Saturday June 29, 2019

Susan Orlean says:I grew up in libraries, or so it seems. My mother and I would take regular trips to the branch library near my house at least twice a week, and those trips were enchanted. The very air in the library seemed charged with possibility and imagination; books seem to have their own almost human vitality. But over time, I had become more of a book buyer than a book borrower, and I had begun to forget how magical libraries are. I never stopped loving libraries, but they receded in my mind, and seemed like a piece of my past. And then I started taking my own son to the library, and I was reminded instantly and vividly of how much libraries had meant to me, how formative they were to my love of reading and writing, and how much they mean to us as a culture. The next thing I knew, I was investigating the largest library fire in the history of the United States. The life and times and near-death experience of the Los Angeles Public Library was a story that felt urgent to tell, and gave me a chance to pay tribute to these marvelous places that have been such an essential part of my life.”

SO; let’s talk libraries!!

Discussion facilitated by Regina Baird Haag—Powell House Co-Executive Director and bibliophile!

Cost per person—including snacks and dinner; $50

add overnight accommodations on Saturday night for $30

Register by June 15, 2019

Register online at www.powellhouse.org or call 518-794-8811

 

 

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