In partnership with the Des Plaines Public Library, the History Center hosts a book discussion at 6pm on the third Wednesday of every odd-numbered month. Topics for the books often correspond to concurrent Exhibits or Coffee Talks. Books are chosen at least two months in advance and are available at the Des Plaines Public Library's Reader Services desk.
Book Discussion: Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens by Steve Olson
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
6:00-7:00pm • Free • Pick up a copy of the book from the Des Plaines Public Library •
BOOK GROUP MEETS at the Des Plaines History Center
For months in early 1980, scientists, journalists, sightseers, and nearby residents listened anxiously to rumblings in Mount St. Helens. 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.
Book Discussion: Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens
Wednesday, September 20
6:00-7:00pm • Free • Pick up a copy of the book from the Des Plaines Public Library.
BOOK GROUP MEETS At the Des Plaines History Center