Celebrate National Library Week with Susan Orlean

We're kicking off National Library Week with a visit from author Susan Orlean. She will share her experiences researching her latest work, The Library Book. This New York Times bestseller and notable book tells the story of the 1986 arson fire at the Los Angeles Public Library. In the process, Orlean reveals how public libraries provide much more than just books—and why they remain an essential part of the heart, mind, and soul of our country. 

Event date: 
Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
Liberty Hall
644 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
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ISBN: 9781476740195
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

Susan Orlean’s bestseller and New York Times Notable Book is “a sheer delight…as rich in insight and as varied as the treasures contained on the shelves in any local library” (USA TODAY)—a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution and an investigation into one of its greatest mysteries.