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Books & Brewskis | Robust Books, Beer to Match
January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm| The Filling Station Microbrewery
TADL’s book club hosted at The Filling Station Microbrewery, next door to the Woodmere (Main) Branch. Readers can look forward to a laid-back atmosphere and lively discussion of the month’s book choice, titles as varied and distinctive as the beer served up. Books & Brewskis will meet the last Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
The book choice for this month is The Radium Girls by Kate Moore.
Summary: As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" were considered the luckiest alive--until they began to fall mysteriously ill. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, they found themselves embroiled in one of America's biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights. The Radium Girls explores the strength of extraordinary women in the face of almost impossible circumstances and the astonishing legacy they left behind.
Call Number: 363 MOO