Brown Bag Lunch Book Discussion
Tuesday, September 25 at 12 noon
Thirty-Eight: The Hurricane That Transformed New England: by Stephen Long
The hurricane that pummeled the northeastern United States on September 21, 1938 was New England’s most damaging weather event ever. To call it “New England’s Katrina” might be to understate its power. Without warning, the storm plowed into Long Island and New England, killing hundreds of people and destroying roads, bridges, dams, and buildings that stood in its path. Not yet spent, the hurricane then raced inland, maintaining high winds into Vermont and New Hampshire and uprooting millions of acres of forest. This book is the first to investigate how the hurricane of ’38 transformed New England, bringing about social and ecological changes that can still be observed these many decades later.
The Brown Bag Lunch Book Discussion group meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 12 noon. Bring a sandwich or salad - Drinks are provided. New-comers and drop-ins are welcome and books are available at the library's circulation desk.
All Programs are Free and Open to the Public