Sequim Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce

2nd Saturday Book Discussion Group

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Name: 2nd Saturday Book Discussion Group
Date: January 12, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM PST
Event Description:
The Second Saturday Book Discussion Group brings great, fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary books to life, exploring those shared lives together in a round table setting. Discussions take place the second Saturday of every month at 3pm. Participation is free, and no registration is required. The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan The Tennessee town of Oak Ridge was created from scratch in 1942. One of the Manhattan Project’s secret cities, it did not appear on any maps until 1949, and yet at the height of World War II it was using more electricity than New York City and was home to more than 75,000 people, many of them young women. Their jobs were shrouded in mystery, but they were buoyed by a sense of shared purpose, close friendships, and a surplus of handsome scientists and Army men. But against this wartime backdrop, a darker story was unfolding. The penalty for talking about their work, even the most innocuous details, was job loss and eviction. They all knew something big was happening at Oak Ridge, but few could piece together the true nature of their work until “Little Boy” was dropped over Hiroshima, Japan, and the secret was out.
Location:
Sequim Branch Library 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Date/Time Information:
1/12/19 3pm
Contact Information:
360-683-1161
Fees/Admission:
free
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