Older Adults Book Group
Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, 10 – 11 a.m.
Older Adults Book Group
WhereNortheast Branch
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin us for a book group at the Northeast Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Eruption" by Steve Olson.
Book DescriptionFor months in early 1980, scientists, journalists, sightseers, and nearby residents listened anxiously to rumblings in Mount St. Helens, part of the chain of western volcanoes fueled by the 700-mile-long Cascadia fault. Still, no one was prepared when an immense eruption took the top off of the mountain and laid waste to hundreds of square miles of verdant forests in southwestern Washington State. The eruption was one of the largest in human history, deposited ash in eleven U.S. states and five Canadian providences, and caused more than one billion dollars in damage. It killed fifty-seven people, some as far as thirteen miles away from the volcano's summit. Shedding new light on the cataclysm, author Steve Olson interweaves the history and science behind this event with page-turning accounts of what happened to those who lived and those who died.
View in Catalog"Eruption" by Steve Olson
Next Month's Title"The Soul of an Octopus" by Sy Montgomery
NotesThis group meets the third Friday of the month at 10:00.


Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location.
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Contact Phone206-684-7539
Contact InfoNortheast Branch
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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