|Books and Bites: Teen Book Discussion (Grades 6-12)|
Event Type: Youth|
Age Group(s): Teens, Kids
Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Time: 6:00 PM
Enjoy your choice of drink and discuss the month’s book at the library. The first 7 registered teens to check in at the Youth Services desk get a free copy of the book.Map
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore
Heads up: This adult nonfiction title is recommended for grades 9 and up.
This is the story of hundreds of young, vibrant women who were sentenced to death by their employers. The so-called “Radium Girls” painted luminescent faces on clock and watch dials using a paint mixture that contained radium. Instructed to “lip-point” their brushes as they painted, they absorbed high doses of radium into their bodies. When the effects of the radium led to horrific disfigurement and pain, the company refused to take responsibility.
Location: Civic Room
Registration Ends: 11/30/2018 at 12:00 AM
Contact: Youth Services/Bridget Golembiewski
Contact Number: 847-272-4300